As the exhibition Faith – Trust – Secrecy is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, the OSA blog will present segments of the show with links to the Hidden Galleries Digital Archive, where the featured stories and themes can be explored in more detail. 
“The situation is between peacetime democracy and war,” said the Prime Minister of Hungary, as the government introduced state of emergency in the country.
As a consequence of the coronavirus outbreak, public March 15 commemorations had to be cancelled in 2020. Whoever wanted to celebrate this day, they had to do so at home.
"(...) in order to see perfect disciplines functioning, rulers dreamt of the state of plague." To comprehend the meaning and the gravity of the Hungarian government's decision of declaring a state of emergency, one should revisit Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish. The full text is available online, here we share a segment from the chapter Panopticism (pp195–200.)
The Archives received posters produced by Atelier Populaire, a workshop that supported the 1968 Paris protests with graphic works. “He threw shit at the fan!” Or literally: "He is the bed shitter." One of the best-known posters retorts Charles de Gaulle’s criticism of students.
Opening speech to the exhibition Faith – Trust – Secrecy by James Kapaló, curator, Principal Investigator of the Hidden Galleries project. (Photo: Milán Rácmolnár)
Zsuzsa Horváth's career "reveals the non-scientific momentums that influence the course of science.” (Csákó Mihály)
The exhibition EUPHORIA? at the Capa Center is open to visitors only until February 23—the exhibition addressing the 1989 regime change also includes material from several collections that are available at OSA.
I never met Tibor Philipp. I never met him personally, but I’ve met his name many times, as I was dealing with the history of the Inconnu Group and György Krassó; I recognized him on photos and movies, and I read state security reports on him.
The book about Cold War broadcasting and Radio Free Europe remains to be written. Because of the unusual arrangement of such a Cold War operation, designed to provide truthful information to the countries beyond the Iron Curtain without having access to the reality on the ground, histories tend to be torn between an American side of the story and an Eastern European one.