Unfortunately, Tamás Urbán’s Unwanted Butterfly exhibition is currently not open, but it is possible to see the exhibition virtually!
Unwanted Butterfly spent half of his 40 years behind bars, so he had plenty of time to have his whole body tattooed. He was an unusual sight in Socialist Hungary, comfortable both in the prison and in the Budapest underground scene, doing gigs with the famous band Sziámi in the Black Hole alternative club, drawing, painting, creating puzzles, and writing a journal. Photojournalist Tamás Urbán met him in 1988 for the first time, in the Csillag Prison of Szeged, Hungary. The exhibition presents a selection of the photographs taken in the following six years – until Butterfly’s death in 1994 – as well as of the objects and documents collected by Tamás, and of Butterfly’s journal.
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This is the virtual version of Tamás Urbán’s Unwanted Butterfly exhibition, which was opened on March 04 at the Capa Center in Budapest. The show could remain open only until March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it will be reopened after we return to the normal.