Tausende Bilder gefunden

Viktória Terendi ist Kuratorin am János Tornyai Museum in Hódmezővásárhely, Ungarn. Momentan weilt sie am MKB, u.a. wegen unserer riesigen Fotosammlung.

Das Foto zeigt Viktoria Terendi in unserer Bibliothek, vor einer Wand voller Bücher. Sie sitzt an einem Tisch, hält ein grosses und dickes Buch in der Hand. Viktoria hat langes braunes Haar und trägt eine Brille.

Gewichtige Forschung

MKB: You are doing research regarding the role of women. Why?
Viktória Terendi: As a visual ethnographist and curator of a museum, in the focus of my scientific interest are the everyday life and the changes of lifestyle in the 19th and 20th century. These changes, which were based on different social processes, significantly affected women's lives. The purpose of my current research is to reveal the reflection of these changes in photographs. I look for and analyze the visual signs of the changes that have occurred from women's daily routine to their role in society. Photographs, however, are sensitive sources, which contain many fine details, are also selective and influenced by external, often subjective factors. As a result, they refer not only to the self-image of women, but also to the preconceptions that led former photographers and anthropologists.

Es ist ein altes Schwarz-Weiss-Foto zu sehen. Im Zentrum steht eine Frau mit Rock, Strickjacke und Kopftuch. Sie hält eine Art Spindel in der Hand und unter dem Arm einen kleinen Ast eingeklemmt. Hinter ihr sieht man schneebedeckte Berge.

Ein Studienobjekt

What exactly are you looking for in our museum?
I've chosen the Museum der Kulturen Basel, because here is one of the richest European photo collections featuring photographs of almost every country on the continent, which allows for a larger scale review, as well as comparative study. In addition, the museum's European (object)collection helps me to get to know and understand some details of the pictures. I also appreciate the international literature available.

Das Foto zeigt eine Karteikarte mit einem Foto darauf. Das Foto zeigt eine Frau mit einem Kind im Arm, die vor einem Steinhaus sitzt. Neben ihr eine Holzwiege. Der Karteikarte entnimmt man, dass es eine Szene aus dem Puschlav ist.

Ein weiterer Fund

So far, what have you found in our museum?
I have found more than a thousand images (not just photos) that can be used to examine the characteristics of European women's life in the 19th and 20th century. These images show mothers, wives, women workers, healers – to mention just the most common ones. Through them I can get a closer view on pre-camera behaviour, typical female tasks, changes in life conditions as well as costumes and fashion, and social roles.

Lissabon wird die nächste Forschungsstation von Viktória Terendi sein.