Context & Identity in Contemporary Hungarian Art

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

A Gendered Division of Artistic Labor?

Interestingly, as I look back over my work from the past months here in Budapest and I plan my last artist meetings, I find that I have only met with … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

No art without consequences

“The subject of my work is the language of politics, i.e. its reflection of everyday life. […] The question is how to manipulate that which manipulates you so obviously, so … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a 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

Okwui Enwezor, Margins, and Nationalism at the Venice Biennial

Okwui Enwezor, a prominent art historian and curator, spoke at the lecture series on Theoretical and Critical Problems of the Margins Today at the Ludwig Museum on February 19th. This lecture series … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Utopias and fictions in architecture

“Architecture can say a lot about the reality – but also about the utopias – of a society. What stood out for me about these cultural centres was that these … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Negotiation of Public Space

“Established in the 18th century as an alternative to the secret processes of feudal hegemony and the formation of power, public space means both a specific place and the social … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Branding the State, as far back as the 1930s

“The conversion of quarters into entertainment modules of a differentiated urban adventure zone cannot be overlooked. Indeed the discussion of the future of cities in recent years has revolved primarily … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Defining This Project’s Focus

I initially conceived of this project as dealing with national identity and how it was being represented in the wake of self-rule, democracy, EU membership. Years ago in New York, while researching … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

National identity in the visual arts (5): current situation

Today, one can point to many positive indicators that stability and growth in the arts, which have promoted the freedom to explore different styles in a Western and local way … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment