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Dan Perjovschi at the Off-Biennale Budapest

The first event of the Off-Biennale Budapest was a presentation by Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi, whose ‘intelligent graffiti’ with its democratic message and visual incitements to activate in the face of injustice and ecological danger provided an apropos start to Budapest’s horizontally-organised

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Liberate Ludwig

Fed up with the institutional creep of growing political control of the Hungarian art world, with museums merged, directors chopped and changed, beloved art spaces threatened, and the stranglehold of an ultra-conservative clique in a constitutionally-embedded – Soviet-style – Academy

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Unite for Contemporary Art

PRESS RELEASE 9th May 2013 Unite for Contemporary Art                                            We demand complete transparency in the running and adjudication of professional competitions in the art world! The lack of transparency and culture of secrecy surrounding the current competition for the post

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Musings with Damir Očko

on the Occasion of his Solo Show at Trapéz Gallery Budapest 27 March till 30 April 2013 about poster art, poetry and working with distance. working from Zagreb I come from Zagreb and to live there and work elsewhere is

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Does the Ludwig Museum have a contemporary future?

The announcement that Ludwig Museum Budapest director Barnabas Bencsik’s contract was allowed to run out today rather than, as was expected, temporarily extended – leaving the institution without professional leadership while a belated competition for this key post is organised,

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via NEMMA/ Autonomy for Art in Hungary!   Please share and publicize! Recent legislative steps in Hungary point towards the authoritarian transformation of the institutional structures and funding system of cultural life, by giving an ultra…

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Autonomy for Art in Hungary

The campaign to defend the independence of Hungarian art in the face of a hostile takeover bid by ultra conservative forces is gaining momentum. There have been calls from opposition MPs in Parliament for the President of the all-powerful Hungarian

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The Battle of Orgreave comes to Budapest

Opening speech given at the opening of the screening of Jeremy Deller’s Battle of Orgreave at the Kassak Museum in Budapest on 23 November 2012. “The miners, united, will never be defeated!” There are three moments to be born in

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The lunatics have taken over the asylum*

Hard to believe at first, but it seems to be true that Hungary’s second most important art space, the Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle, will find itself from 1st January 2013 under the ownership and control of an ultra conservative arts organisation, the Hungarian

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Otwock: Lieu de Mémoire

A visit to the former Jewish spa town of Otwock was a highlight of the programme of events for the 2012 Igor Zabel Prize in Warsaw last weekend and was led by celebrated Polish sculptor Miroslaw Balka and Kasia Redzisz, curator

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