Subjective Budapest Maps
October 20, 2010 - December 2, 2010

The last two decades have brought wide-ranging changes in the life of Budapest: in the wake of the social and economic transformation that was brought about by the transition to democracy, urban and social space has been restructured. During the transition, the emergence of the private sector and the infusion of foreign capital radically altered the city. All these had an effect on Budapest's development, on all aspects of the changes. Throughout the period, artists have reacted to these processes with acute sensitivity.

Organized by OSA Archives, the exhibition entitled Subjective Budapest Map was built on two tracks. Out of the forty-two works submitted to the competition, which was announced in the Spring of 2010, twelve were admitted to the second round by a panel of expert judges. To reinforce the concept, the organizers...

Restoration - Northern Transylvania, 1940
August 30, 2010 - October 10, 2010

The purpose of the exhibition is to present the contemporary reception of the restoration of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary: the reactions to the act in both countries as well as its longer term consequences.

The Second Vienna Award fundamentally influenced the two countries' roles in World War II, and has been a source of tensions and unresolved traumas in the memories of both nations ever since. In 1940, by the decision of the Axis powers, primarily Hitler-led Germany, Northern Transylvania including Székelyföld was restored to Hungary. This was an area of the approximately 43 thousand square kilometers: about two fifths of the one-time Hungarian territories awarded to Romania by the Treaty of Trianon. The approximately 60 thousand square kilometers of South Transylvania, however, remained Romanian.


Srebrenica - Exhumation
June 2, 2010 - July 2, 2010

"In a criminal investigation it is the forensic stuff that tells the story so compellingly... the science in it is frankly quite spectacular." (Louise Arbour, former Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia)

In the period of July 11-18, 1995, the Bosnian Serb Army massacred over 7,000 Muslim men and boys in and around the small Eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica, a "safe area" under UN protection. The bodies were first dumped into mass graves; these were later reopened and the commingled remains reburied in secondary mass graves to make their identification more difficult. During the nearly 15 years of investigation, however, more than six thousand victims from 80 mass graves have been identified. The massacre was condemned as genocide by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former...

April 10, 2010 - May 19, 2010

"The words I am uttering penetrate your senses, so that every hearer holds them, yet withholds them from no other...I hope that everyone will consume everything; so that denying no other ear or mind, you take all to yourselves, yet leave all to all others." (Saint Augustine)

The exhibition will explore and look into the very idea of copyright, its history and development, and its presentation and importance through numerous aspects of our lives.

With due respect to the rights of the creators the exhibition will also stress the importance of access to informational, educational, and scientific works. Copyright discourse is dominated by the protection and enforcement of the right holders, who are often not the creators themselves, so the exhibition presents the alternatives to the "all rights reserved" approach. The...