On the 16th of January PAVILION hosted 100 HUNGARIAN MINUTES a screening project curated byGergő Horváth and initiated by Razvan Ion and Eugen Radescu, followed by a Q&A session with the curator.
“Hungary has known a very rapid economic growth after the fall of communism, subsequently becoming at the end of the ’90s the model-state for many of the countries in Central and South-eastern Europe, having an open-minded and democratic ideology. Living its communist history as an accumulative experience, rather than a nostalgic one, it was maybe one of the first and only countries in the ex-soviet bloc where a rupture between recent history and the contemporary world was apparent.
How can a country which has such a blood-filled and extremist history become the image of liberalism in Europe, after which becoming an example of discretionary politics asserted by radical governments? Maybe this liberalist image only exists on the surface. If the past government sent combat vehicles against revolts from Budapest caused by the same government, the actual leadership modified the Constitution without a referendum and says that a state without military force cannot be a powerful entity. The lack of coherence in the discourse of the leadership, be it political or spiritual, is producing a societal imbalance and a notable fracture between the progressive and the traditionalist parties. Nationalism and conservatism vs. progressivism and contemporary thought.”
Gergő Horváth (b. 1993) is an artist, curator and cultural manager. He studied music and is presently a student, interested in theory and contemporary art. He considers himself self-taught, even though he attends a university. He lives in Cluj and Bucharest.
Artists: Miklós Erhardt, Zsolt Keserue, Gyula Július, Erika Baglyas, Gyula Pauer, János Sugár, Éva Emese Kiss
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