Context & Identity in Contemporary Hungarian Art

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

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

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

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

Studio Visit with Kamen Stoyanov

On a visit to Vienna, I had the chance to meet with Kamen Stoyanov, a Bulgarian artist who lives there. I originally met the artist in Budapest where he had … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Studio Visit with Andreas Fogarasi

On February 21, I stepped out into the clean streets of Vienna on a cold morning, and got only slightly lost before being welcomed into Andreas Fogarasi’s studio. Bright, light, … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Meeting with Szabolcs KissPál

I had trouble catching up with Szabolcs KissPál because he was very busy in December with the Free Artists (Szabad Művészek)  protests against the recent political changes to the cultural scene. … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Meeting with Tamas Dezso

Last Friday, December 14, I met with photographer Tamas Dezso at Mai Mano’s coffee house. Mai Mano is an old Art Nouveau building that now exhibits photography and houses a turn-of-the-century, open … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Meeting with Istvan Csákány

The exhibition The Other Half of the Sky at the Ludwig Museum features selections from the museum’s collection as well as the loan of Ghost Keeping by Istvan Csákány. Ghost Keeping was … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Studio Visit with Tibor Horváth

After another email introduction courtesy of ACAX, I arranged to meet with conceptual artist Tibor Horváth at his studio in north Buda yesterday, December 5. Borsos Lőrinc had recommended I … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · Leave a comment