Art Lying Down
On 1 May 2019 (Labour Day), Zsombor Pólya lay in the sun for a full hour at an art camp. In itself, this was a private deed rather than a piece of news or an event within the art circle.
A Great Novel at the Hungarian National Gallery
Fortepan was the name of a type of negative film manufactured by a state-owned enterprise that came into being through the nationalisation of the former Kodak factory in Vác. It is also the name chosen by the online archive, which has been accessible since August 2010 and which now has 114,810 categorised and searchable keywords.
Man with Razors
Gábor Gerhes is like the Bibliographic Institute of Brussels: he adds to the (epistemological) chaos, as there is nothing else he can do, he sees no way out, not even a tiny hole through which he could get a glimpse of reality, the splendid world of permanently established cardinal meanings where nothing is false and everything is true.
Pillars of Home – photobook by Csilla Klenyánszki
Published a few weeks ago, Csilla Klenyánszki’s book Pillars of Home is about these very interactions as well as the role of people in the system of objects.
To Not Insist on Calling It Art – On Attila Csörgő
Since his comprehensive show at the Ludwig Museum in 2009, Attila Csörgő has not really been present in the Hungarian scene except for one or two appearances; rather, his works were featured internationally.
Asylum from Steel Sheets and Porn
Sewing Machine and Traffic Accident: UKI 2019
“Nicknamed Uki, by now well-established and regarded amongst fanzine enthusiasts as a must-see event, the convention’s mission is to popularise zine-culture in Hungary and bring the local zine community together – in other words, to create a kind of platform.”