The Rajk Vision - Exhibition in commemoration of László Rajk
December 13, 2019 - January 5, 2020

“Tall men go upward; free men go outward, from the innate to what can be learned. They face three demons of inertia: what is down below, what is inside, and what is in chaos. László Rajk the man votes (ça va, ça va); László Rajk the artist makes a choice. Always against the demons of inertia, and always for freedom.” (Miklós Haraszti)

The Velvet Revolution of 1989
November 20, 2019 - December 15, 2019

This year we commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. The cartoon-like exhibition created by the National Museum, Prague gives an insight into the background, history and consequences of the events that began on the 17th of November in 1989, and presents the most important figures of the era. #Havel na hrad!

The year 1989 is a symbol of change. For a long 40 years Czechoslovakia, like other countries of Eastern European, lived under the rule of communism and especially the great-power influence of Moscow and the Soviet Union. 1989 brought the fall of this system. Czechoslovakia was one of the last countries where changes took place.

However, no change would have been possible...

Left Turn, Right Turn
October 3, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Left Turn, Right Turn examines the social and political context of groups which, because of their artistic and political programs, were drawn either towards the left, or towards the right in their criticism of socialism as it actually existed. The Orfeo group emerged in the wake of the global movements of 1968, while the Inconnu group’s career was profoundly shaped by the underground artistic trends of the 1970s, later turning towards the politics of the dissident groups of the 1980s. Both Orfeo and Inconnu attempted to merge artistic criticism with political radicalism. By comparing and contrasting the activities of the two groups, the exhibition sheds light not only on anti-system radicalism, but also on the dominant doctrines, ideologies and mechanisms of the era. By showing the differences and similarities between the Orfeo...

Collective Dreams and Bourgeois Villas - Site Plan of the Hungarian CIRPAC Group
May 4, 2019 - September 15, 2019

In interwar Hungary, the CIRPAC group was one of the most important representatives of the “Neues Bauen” [New building] movement. Farkas Molnár, József Fischer, and their associates, who were linked to Bauhaus and its mentality in several ways, ventured beyond the framework of architecture. Addressing social issues, they wrote publications and organized presentations and exhibitions—even if it meant confrontations with the authorities. Thus, besides architectural achievements, their site plan also presents the complex political conditions of the 1930s.

National CIRPAC groups were established in 1928 during the first meeting of the International Congresses of Modern Architecture (CIAM). CIRPAC groups were responsible for communicating the architectural and urbanistic principles laid out at CIAM congresses to professionals,...