Context & Identity in Contemporary Hungarian Art

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

A blend, not an oppposition, of old socialist and new capitalist

quotesY“The discrete charm of the Post-Socialist condition is precisely that it nurtures hybrid phenomenon, hardly known and recognizable from the outside, that is the post-communist hangovers could greatly have been interwoven with the elements of predatory capitalism. So, instead of clash, we do find fusion in a lot of cases, providing strange mixtures of elements of both cultures, whether we speak about the art institutions, or whether we speak about the theory and art practice and even reception of art.”

-Edit András, “An Agent That Is Still At Work: The Trauma of Collective Memory of the Socialist Past,” Writing Central European Art History

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