Records Uncovered 2.0: LGBTQI+ histories in Central and Southeastern Europe is an exhibition by Blinken OSA and the Háttér Archive and Library, which presents the divergences and commonalities among LGBTQI+ movements in Central and Southeastern Europe in the second half of the last century.
This is the last week of the exhibition and the related programs, you can still register for the events!
February 15, Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.
Connecting gays and lesbians behind the Iron Curtain: the role of HOSI
participants: Andrzej SELEROWICZ (EEIR), John CLARK (ILGA), Kurt KRICKLER (HOSI Wien)
host: Perica JOVCHEVSKI, Central European University/Blinken OSA
The program will be in English.
How did LGBT activism start in Central and Eastern European countries? How did initiatives in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Yugoslavia interact? And what was the role of the Eastern European Information Pool (EEIP) in Vienna? We talk to Kurt Krickler, former head of the Homosexuelle Initiative (HOSI) Wien, Andrzej Selerowicz, former President of EEIP, and John Clark, former Secretary-General of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).
February 16, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.
film screening and talk with Andrzej Selerowicz
host: Berta Boglárka
feature film (English with Hungarian subtitles), 112’
directed by Piotr DOMALEWSKI
The program will be in Hungarian and English.
Unsatisfied with the result of a homicide investigation in Warsaw’s gay community, an officer in 1980s Communist Poland resolves to uncover the truth. But what is the truth about the alleged Hyacinth files? Are the police really monitoring, listing, and harassing gays? Can we find out who is behind the murders? After the film, we talk to Andrzej Selerowicz, a Polish LGBT activist living in Vienna, who wrote the first book on the subject.
February 19, Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
Finissage - curatorial guided tour in Hungarian: HANZLI Péter, Háttér Archive, and Library
The program will be in Hungarian.
February 20, Sunday, 4:00 p.m.
curatorial guided tour in English: Perica JOVCHEVSKI, Central European University/Blinken OSA
The program will be in English.
Attention: Visiting Blinken OSA is allowed only with a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate. When you arrive, wear a mask and keep your distance.
The exhibition was organized by the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives and the Háttér Archive and Library.
The events are part of the LGBT History Month program, which aims to show the presence of LGBT people in history, to highlight the LGBT past in Hungary and abroad and the values created by members of the minority, while also playing an important role in building the LGBT community.
More information about the series of events can be found on the LGBT History Month website and public Facebook page. All are welcome to attend our events. All participants are expected to behave in a civilized manner and to respect human rights and dignity, violations of which may result in exclusion from the events.
Event registration is a must for visitors.
Blinken OSA Archívum / Centrális Galéria
Arany János u. 32, 1051 Budapest
Tuesday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.