Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
"At that time I didn't know that it would be as if it had not been at all … That's what life was like, so humiliating and ambivalent."
László 2 Hegedűs' exhibition The Great Flood in Fehérvár 2 is based on a series of black and white photographs, supplemented with a visually updated color version, film and installation. Péter Esterházy's text, written for the pictures, undergoes a transformation as part of the light and sound installation. The motion picture, a fictive documentary version of the theme, blends real and unreal images of an imaginary flood in interpreting the pre-regime-change photos.
Part of the material now exhibited in Galeria Centralis is connected to the series of retrospective exhibitions focusing on the major technical and thematic trends of László 2 Hegedűs' oeuvre as artist and photographer, which...
The ESSL AWARD CEE 2009 is dedicated to the discovery and support of young creative talents in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia. The ESSL AWARD CEE 2009 aims to support artists who are still in training.
The exhibition was designed by N&n
Anyone who is walking on the streets of the old Jewish quarter of Pest, a World Heritage site under UNESCO protection since 2002, may get the impression that the war has just ended. They see vacant plots, deserted apartment buildings, abandoned business venues, decaying architectural monuments, the facades and frontal sections of partially demolished buildings, recently built apartment blocks resembling housing estates, ghost houses and passages, and the yawning entrances of underground garages. Apparently, a phantom town without residents or vendors is emerging in the place of one of the liveliest and most exciting former merchant districts of Pest. Beside the synagogues, which are the distinctive landmarks of the urban landscape, the only parts of the protected quarter that have managed...
In November 2008, the Open Society Institute and OSA Archivum announced an online photography contest entitled Chachipe Youth.