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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 Paths of Art History

Caught the last panel on contemporary art of a new conference for art historians organised in Budapest and held at the MOME University, the highlight of which was Edit Andras’s witty presentation using characters from the film Reservoir Dogs to

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Time Out Budapest art news and reviews July 2012

Going for Gold at Documenta ‘While side-stepping the impossible expectations of the art world with the aphoristic one-liner that ‘the concept is to have no concept’, there are nevertheless important hints in this year’s Documenta as to where contemporary art

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Time Out Budapest art news and reviews June 2012

PDF version The Past Reloaded ‘Today the debate around the fate of surviving left-leaning monuments to cultural and historical figures originally favoured by the communist regime has been dramatically reopened, while apologists for Admiral Horthy have begun to clamour for

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Special issue of Autoportret Magazine

A special issue of the quarterly magazine devoted to the cultural phenomena of space published by the Malopolska Institute of Culture has been released. The issue, entitled ‘Identity after 1989’, addresses the topic of identities as expressed in urban space

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Patterns Lectures – Call for Proposals

There’s a call for submissions for the Erste Foundation funded series of Patterns Lectures for the next academic year in the field of art history, cultural studies and cultural sciences. You need to have the backing of a public university

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Flash Art Hungary launched

The Hungarian art publishing scene has just been enriched with the launch of a brand new, Hungarian-only bi-monthly edition of Flash Art. Based on both translations into Hungarian of features from the international edition, and new content from local contributors,

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Loophole to Happiness in Lodz – curator’s talk

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