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28 February 2014 [12:48] - TODAY.AZ
Yarat Contemporary Art Space invites you to attend a lecture and presentation by Zsolt Petranyi, an established curator and art critic who lives and works in Budapest. Head of the Section of Contemporary Arts at Hungarian National Gallery. Presentation will take place on March 3, 2014 at the International Mugam Center.

“What is success? - Hungarian success projects abroad, contemporary art seen from the inside and from outside”

The presentation focus on different internationally successful projects related to Hungary.

We will see some realized works from the Hungarian Pavilion in the Venice Biennial which had an aftereffect, we will see other contributions to other Biennials, and we will get some answers on the background of the prosperous works.
We will get a view on the project of the Little Warsaw group, the Body of Nefertiti in Venice in 2003, Andreas Fogarasi in 2007, István Csákánys participation on the Documenta 2012, Ádám Kokesh on the Istambul Biennial last year, Attila Csörg? on the last Sydney Biennial or Tamás Kaszás on the next among others.

We lecturer will speak about ACAX organization who helps international curators to the artists, and analyze, how the fall of the iron curtain created an interest towards the region. The lecture will also address the feeling of frustration, the too slow development of the local market, the experience of participating in international art fairs, the shadow of the „big” avant-garde generation from the 60’s, and the negative effect of the right wing government on culture in Hungary.

Official opening: 18:00 p.m. March 3, 2014

Address: Neftchilar ave, 9 (International Mugam Center).

A lecture will be delivered in English with Azeri translation.

Free admittance.


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