The Colors of War

The Colors of War

“A deserted hospital in the Budapest suburb of Pestujhely. Built in 1985 and designed by Tamas Tomay and Levente Varga as the surgery division for the former Soviet Pestujhely Hospital, the buliding was used for barely eight years. In 1993 the equipment was dismantled and it has stood empty ever since. The City of Budapest is the official owner. Nerby an ear, nose and throat clinic is still operating as North Pest Hospital, though most of the grounds – originally bulit by the Hungarian Railroad as a sanatorium, then used after 1945 by the Soviet Army – are not in use.

Hungary was left by the soviet army in 1991. For those born in the late 80s this is just another page in the history book. The mementos of the military occupation slowly loose their meanings, and what is left if this will happen? Only their colors and their forms.” – András Bánkuti: Photos of the year 2010

Year: 2010

Format: 40×60 cm giclée prints, 10 mm wooden boards


  • 2017 1. Photo auction, BÁV Apse hall, Budapest, curator: Bodnár János
  • 2014 Selection II, Gogol 9 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, curators: Luca Gőbölyös, Dezső Szabó
  • 2013 Exhibition of Peter Sarkozi, Castro Bistro, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2012 The abandoned hospital in Pestújhely, Bavarian Brewery, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2011 The Colors of War, Novák Fotó Galéria, Budapest, Hungary


  • 2011 András Bánkuti: Photos of the year 2010