Context & Identity in Contemporary Hungarian Art

Reimagining the near past and constructing local identities. A Fulbright project by Linnea West (2012-13)

Final Thoughts

Essay I have added an essay to the website; you can find in on the left hand sidebar. More academic and analytic than the rest of the website, it discusses … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reality as a readymade

“[r]eality as a readymade is both entertaining and thought-provoking; the display, which visitors are invited to discover on a predetermined route, presents in chronological order the stages/works of art that … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Archive as a Quality

“By placing the films in a museum/exhibition context, archive as a quality take on a new role, the relationship between documentaristic and artistic modes are altered, and the works’ site-specific … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Meeting with József Szolnoki

I met with fine artist József Szolnoki last Monday evening to discuss some of his works that deal with history and cultural identity, which as it happens, includes probably all … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Meeting with Zsolt Keserue

I met with Zsolt Keserue over an outdoor coffee (finally enjoying the warm Spring weather) here in Budapest. Keserue is a documentary filmmaker and fine artist. I was particularly interested … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Uncovering Layers

“…the main emphasis in not on the accentuation of authenticity, on the possible contradictions, the comparability of individual facts or even the representation of change and transformation; it is on … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Meeting with Gergely László

When I was in Berlin in March, I met with Hungarian artist Gergely László, who moved there last fall. László’s project on Yad Hanna, a kibbutz in Israel founded by … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Transforms Documents into Monuments

“…history, in its traditional form, undertook to ‘memorise’ the monuments of the past, transform them into documents, and lend speech to those traces which, in themselves, are often not verbal, or which say in … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Studio Visit with Csaba Nemes

Last Friday morning April 5, I headed over Csaba Nemes’s Budapest studio after meeting the artist the week before at a lecture at the Ludwig Museum. However, even before then, … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Possibly About to Come?

Recently I had the chance to hear curator Lene Ter Haar present “Possibly About To Come: A 90-minute exhibition between visual silence and rehearsing revolution” at the Ludwig Museum. The … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · 1 Comment