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ONLINE Breaking Norms - Provocative Photography and Social Change

/Pol Kurucz
Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

How can one challenge dogmas and the rigid concept of normality via visual arts, in particular photography and photo-animation in the age of social media? Pol Kurucz will explore the principles that can guide creative minds, the various conceptual and aesthetic tools available to them, as well as to curators and publisher to support the voice of the oppressed, using provocative content as a militant visual stimulus.

Pol Kurucz is a Franco-Hungarian fine art and fashion photographer known for his distinctive pop-surrealistic style and his militant engagement in the defense of minorities. His works feature female protagonists (most LGBTQ+ and black) and challenge via visual allegories those very social, gender, racial and aesthetic norms that harm them. As a means to awake his audience from media numbness he uses contrast, saturated colors and provocation.  

His works have been exhibited in the past years in more then 50 art venues/events, including ArtExpo NYC, LA Art Show, Red Dot Miami, Lincoln Center NYC, Somerset House London, New York Fashion Week, Lumas Paris, Democrart Sao Paulo and Mana Contemporary Miami. 

Pol’s photos have been featured in over a hundred publications including Vogue, ELLE, Glamour, Marie Claire, GQ, The Guardian, CNN online, BBC online, Out, Afropunk, Gay Times, Dazed, Adobe Create, Hunger, Sleek, Nylon. 

The event is free of charge, please register by filling out the registration form here.