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November 1 – 30, 2021
J’aime le strip-tease
Photo Days

De la camera obscura à la boîte de nuit. Frank Horvat vu par Valérie Belin.

Exposition au Studio Frank Horvat, Boulogne Billancourt

Photo Days




September 16, 2021 – January 9, 2022
Please don’t smile
Factoria Cultural de Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain

Travelling exhibition.
This show, conceived and organised by Antoni Vila Casas and Frank Horvat in 2018, is a tribute to his 90 years. It is a selection of over 80 carefully chosen photographs showing Horvat as unquenchable, unpredictable and persistent as life itself; a Horvat who maintains, at first reading somewhat paradoxically, that photography “is the art of not pushing the button”.

Factoria Cultural de Terrassa




September 9 – November 12, 2021
Pakistan and India
KLV Art Projects, Forum am Schillerplatz, Vienna, Austria

A catalogue published by KLV Art has been especially produced for the show. The exhibition features for the first time Frank Horvat’s photographs over three trips to Pakistan and India in 1952, 1962 and 1975. It notably comprises the legendary photograph which was shown at the MOMA New York in the exhibition “The Family of Man” by Edward Steichen in 1955.

KLV Art Projects



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September 19, 2021
Studio Frank Horvat
Journées Européennes du Patrimoine

Fashion photographer Frank Horvat’s studio-house is a large building that is totally black right down to the curtains and furniture. Some people have fun comparing the house to the hull of an upside down boat. Overwhelming! … Just like the work of its owner: he did not hesitate to break the codes of fashion photography in the 60s by bringing out models in the street. Deceased last year, the artist leaves many photographs and archives behind him. His daughter offers tours of this unique workshop on September 19.

Journées Européennes du Patrimoine



2020 – extended until September 19, 2021
Frank Horvat, Paris, années 50
Maison de la Photograpie Robert Doisneau, Gentilly

Durant les années 1950, Frank Horvat réalise une longue série, principalement au téléobjectif, consacrée à Paris, sa physionomie, son architecture et les mouvements (des automobiles ou des foules) qui l'animent. De ce travail résulte une séquence étonnamment formelle voire abstraite, des images riches de matière et de lignes et de volumes. Une sélection de 40 épreuves originales dévoile cette recherche esthétique quasi inédite dans l’œuvre prolifique de Frank Horvat.

Maison de la Photographie Robert Doisneau



September 16, 2021 – 19h30
Le photosophe, des instants avec Frank Horvat
Le Lavoir Numérique, Gentilly, France

Projection au Lavoir Numérique suivie d'une rencontre avec la réalisatrice Sandra Wis et Fiammetta Horvat.

Réservation par téléphone au 01 55 01 04 86 ou maison.doisneau@grandorlyseinebievre.fr

Le photosophe, des instants avec Frank Horvat, est un film sur un visionnaire de la photographie. Un film sur Frank Horvat le grand photographe, et Frank Horvat l’homme, conscient qu’il approche la fin de sa vie. C’est aussi une rencontre complice entre un photographe et une réalisatrice qui nous entraîne, dans un voyage philosophique à travers plus de 70 ans de photographie.

En partenariat avec Son et Image / Écrans Documentaires

Le Lavoir Numérique




July 14 – August 29, 2021
Frank Horvat Bestiary
MAMM, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia

As part of the XII Moscow International Biennale ‘Fashion and Style in Photography – 2021’
Curator: Anna Zaitseva

Mamm



July 7, 2021
Les nuits
FILMS DOCUMENTAIRES AUTOUR DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE

Les rencontres de la Photographie, Arles

HOMMAGE À FRANK HORVAT 15mn, 2019.
Extrait du film Le Photosophe, des instants avec Frank Horvat de Sandra Wis. Cette version courte et inédite du film Le Photosophe, des instants avec Frank Horvat, proposée par la réalisatrice pour les Rencontres d’Arles, nous livre le cheminement intellectuel qui amène l’artiste à poser un regard sans concession sur ce qui l’entoure et sur ses prises de vues photographiques.

Rencontres d'Arles



May 11 – May 30, 2021 – Extended until June 6, 2021
Frank Horvat
Vincennes Images Festival

Vincennes Images Festival



June 1 – June 10, 2021
Frank Horvat x Sarah Contou-Terquem
Parcours Saint Germain – Théatre de l'Odéon

Parcours Saint Germain



June – October 2020
Vraies Semblances
Lelong & Co Gallery, Paris

Lelong & Co Gallery



January – March 2020
New York Up & Down
Incamera Gallery, Paris

Pour déjouer toute nostalgie, Frank Horvat a choisi la couleur pour photographier New York. En une vingtaine de tirages impression Fine Art, il décrit l’attraction irrésistible de la ville-monde, son exubérance, sa vérité.
Brigitte Ollier

Incamera Gallery



November 2019 – April 2020
Frank Horvat, la traversée de Paris
Espace Musées, Aéroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle

L’exposition rassemble 51 photographies presque toutes exclusivement prises à Paris, ainsi qu’une vingtaine de magazines originaux (Vogue, Réalités, Jardin des modes) illustrant à la fois l’importance du travail de Frank Horvat, et la place de Paris dans le monde du photojournalisme et de la photo de mode des années 1950 à aujourd’hui.

Espace Musées, Aéroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle



2019
Leica Gallery
Shanghai – Suzhou – Taipei

With the works by Frank Horvat, Leica Camera is exhibiting photographs by one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, whose fame is above all founded on his innovative contribution to fashion photography.

Leica News



June 1, 2019 – October 13, 2019
Diptychs

Frank Horvat will present his Diptychs during the second edition of Carona Immagina, an outdoor group exhibition in Carona, Swiss.

Diptychs are juxtapositions of two photos, related by some analogy in composition, color or mood but not necessarily by subject matter, time or place.

Carona Immagina



May 16, 2019 – July 21, 2019
House with Fifteen Keys

The Multimedia Art Museum of Moscow will present its first restrospective of Frank Horvat’s work.

A retrospective of 70 years of Frank Horvat’s photographic work. Reportage, fashion, portrait, landscape and street photography are reconsidered and reassembled by the author according to 15 “keys” of interpretation.

Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
ul. Ostozhenka,
16, Moscow, 119034

MAMM



May 2, 2019
Harper’s Baazar In Rome – Photographed by Frank Horvat

Irene Brin with her husband Gaspero del Corso, founded the gallery de l’Obelisco a Roma. After the war she became the representant of Harper’s Baazar in Europe. With Horvat they wanted to offer a new narrative in fashion photography, by inventing a dialogue between the renowned Deborah Dixon and italian personnalities of the time.

Villa Osti Studio Moscarini Via Michele Mercati 17/A – 00197 Roma



February 28, 2018 – May 20, 2018 :
Frank Horvat. storia di un fotografo

Dal 28 febbraio fino al 20 maggio 2018 le Sale Chiablese dei Musei Reali di Torino ospitano Frank Horvat racconta la fotografia. Moda, cronaca e vita nelle immagini della sua carriera e della sua collezione. L’esposizione illustra il percorso condotto dal grande fotografo attraverso l’evoluzione stessa del linguaggio fotografico e delle sue tecniche. In mostra 250 immagini realizzate da Horvat, insieme a una trentina di altre immagini tratte dalla sua collezione privata che raccoglie autori come: André Kertesz, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier Bresson, Eugene Smith, Brassai, Robert Doisneau, Edward Weston, Richard Avedon, Edouard Boubat, Irving Penn, Eugene Smith, Helmut Newton, Josef Koudelka, Jacques-Henri Lartigue e Elliott Erwitt.

La mostra vuole disegnare il percorso dell'intera carriera del fotografo, a partire dagli anni ’50 fino a oggi, ma in omaggio agli spazi che la ospitano, sottolineare il rapporto tra la fotografia di Horvat e l'intera storia dell'arte europea.

Sale Chiablese dei Musei Reali
Piazzetta Reale
Torino
Italy

web : Musei Reali



February 9, 2018 – April 7, 2018 :
Eighties New-York by Frank Horvat at Gallery 51

Gallery FIFTY ONE is proud to present its new show by the renowned Paris based photographer Frank Horvat (Abbazia, Italy, today Opatija, Croatia, 1928), featuring images from his series ‘New York Up and Down, 1982-1986’ that are shown to the public for the first time.

Horvat, celebrating his 90th birthday this year, can look back on a diverse career as a photographer, excelling in fields ranging from fashion and advertisement to photojournalism, nature photography and intimate portraiture. A true globetrotter, Horvat travelled the world sending his images to prominent magazines such as Life, Picture Post, Revue and Paris Match along the way. In 1955 the artist settled in Paris, where he extensively documented the city street- and nightlife and took his first steps as a fashion photographer. By directing his models out of the studio and into the streets, photographing them amidst real life situations, Horvat brought about a revolution in fashion photography that would be influential throughout the twentieth century, until today.

His numerous wanderings often led Horvat to New York, a city that kept on inspiring him with its ever-present diversity and dynamics. His 1980s series ‘New York Up and Down’ is a personal homage to the vibrant metropole in all its facets, from ‘posh’ ladies suntanning in Central Park or sipping coffee behind a café window, to shabby graffiti-clad subways and homeless people seeking a place to sleep.

At the time New York suffered high criminality rates and many neighbourhoods had virtually become no-go zones. By choosing to point his camera at the highs as well as these lows, Horvat managed to capture the specific atmosphere and raw reality of eighties New York.

This nostalgic trip down memory lane to a city that no longer exists, is reinforced by the grainy quality of the prints and the typical Kodachrome colours. For Horvat, who seldom used colour and this almost exclusively for his personal projects, the bustling life in the Big Apple encouraged him, for the first time, to fully explore the possibilities of colour photography.

Through the years New York has inspired many great photographers. Joel Meyerowitz, Bruce Davidson and Saul Leiter are just a few of the grandmasters of street photography who proclaimed the city as their favourite subject. Horvat, who never permanently lived in the city, benefited from his outsider position to create a series of images that could still surprise the viewer. Drawing from his background as a fashion photographer and photojournalist, he was able to establish both an aesthetic and humanistic portrait of this over-documented metropolis. While observing with curiosity and wonder everything that crossed his path, he diligently assured himself a place in the history of street photography.

After being selected for the legendary exhibition ‘The Family of Man’ in The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1955, Horvat’s work has been exhibited worldwide. His photographs are included in prominent collections such as the Centre Pompidou and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, the Eastman House in Rochester, New York, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

GALLERY FIFTY ONE
Zirkstraat 20
2000 Antwerp-Belgium
T: +32(0)3 289 84 58
F: +32(0)3 289 84 59
E: info@gallery51.com

gallery51



January 17, 2018 – February 18, 2018 :
Un moment d'une femme

L’esthétique de l’Attirance

De même que Coco Chanel était une femme à hommes qui puisait chez les hommes qu’elle côtoyait son inspiration, Frank Horvat est un homme à femmes au sens noble du terme.

Tout au long de son extraordinaire carrière de photographe, il a capté les attitudes, les regards, les ondes de séduction des femmes qu’il dépouillait de leurs fards et de leurs artifices pour mieux révéler leur beauté rayonnante, au travers des diverses périodes qu’il a traversées, depuis sa découverte de la nature éphémère du temps et de la lumière, à celle ensuite de sa propre libération des codes et des conventions qui l’amena à photographier « à cru» toutes les femmes qui traversaient son objectif – et parfois, voir souvent, sa vie ! – en leur imposant d’offrir à son œil un naturel minimaliste, pour aboutir au classicisme, qui comme chacun le sait, est l’art de transformer l’éphémère de la Mode en un style intemporel que le temps ne ride ni n’abîme.

Les points de convergence avec Gabrielle Chanel dans l'itinéraire de la vie de Frank Horvat sont donc pléthoriques, ce que ne manqueront pas de saisir l’œil et le sens averti de nos visiteurs.

Il s’agit tout simplement de l’esthétique de l’attirance qui nourrit au fil d’une vie l’inspiration pour offrir à la pérennité une œuvre foisonnante, aboutie, qui sait quand il faut aller à l’Essentiel et dont le résultat marque à tout jamais son époque.

text by Richard Collasse – CHANEL k.k director

India Dhargalkar – curator

CHANEL Nexus Hall 104-0061 Tōkyō-to, Chūō-ku, Ginza

CHANEL Nexus Hall



November 2 – November 19, 2017 :
HORVATYEAR – DIPTYQUES

PhotoSaintGermain

2018 will be the year of my 90th birthday. To celebrate this I’m producing a series of 365 diptychs: as many as the days of that year. Some will be presented in museums and art galleries, and one will appear each day of the year on my Facebook page.

Diptychs are juxtapositions of two of my photos, related by some analogy in composition, color or mood but not necessarily by subject matter, time or place. Like everyone working with images, I have assembled diptychs all my life, if only when sticking two snapshots in an album or two posters on a wall. But only recently I realized that some diptychs could mean something else (and more) than other images placed side by side.

Galerie Dina Vierny & Galerie Le Minautore



April 20 – May 14, 2017 :
FRANK HORVAT, PLEASE DON’T SMILE

Izzy Gallery
1255 Bay Str.
M5R 2A9, Toronto

416 922 1666

Izzy Gallery



March 30 – April 30, 2017 :
FRANK HORVAT

Galerie GADCOLLECTION
4 rue du Pont Louis-Philippe
75004, Paris

GADCOLLECTION



May 19 – July 9, 2016 :
FRANK HORVAT, PLEASE DON’T SMILE

Fahey / Klein Gallery
148, North La Brea
CA 90036, Los Angeles USA FAHEY/KLEIN



June 4 – November 5, 2015 :
FRANK HORVAT, HOUSE WITH 15 KEYS, RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION

Helmut Newton Foundation
Jebenstrasse 2
10623 Berlin

Helmut Newton Foundation



October 14, 2014 – January 25, 2015 :
FRANK HORVAT, HOUSE WITH 15 KEYS, RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION

Théatre de La Photographie et de l'Image
27 Boulevard Dubouchage
06364 Nice

TPI



February 22 – April 21, 2014 :
FRANK HORVAT, HOUSE WITH 15 KEYS, RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION

A retrospective of 70 years of Frank Horvat’s photographic work. Reportage, fashion, portrait, landscape and street photography are reconsidered and reassembled by the author according to 15 “keys” of interpretation.

Palazzo Mediceo di Seravezza
Viale Leonetto Amadei, 358
55047 Seravezza Lucca
Italy
Seravezza

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January 15 – March 1, 2014 : FASHION… FRANK HORVAT

Galerie HILTAWSKY
Tucholskystr. 41
10117 Berlin

HILTAWSKY



July 2013 : new version of Horvatland Website :

http://www.horvatland.com



May 2013 – December 2012: LE MAINS D'HORVAT (or : LOOK MA! NO HANDS!)

Exhibition at Galerie Dina Vierny,
36 rue Jacob
75008 Paris



April 2013 : New Horvatland 2 application
US $8.99 for the complete version.

available in the App Store : Horvatland iPad