Mapping the local
(Image: Only Artist, 2006 by Little Warsaw)
The seminar presents an overview of the major phenomena, trends and issues of contemporary art based on various subjects in each semester; a special emphasis will be placed on the East European region, in the form of seminars, presentations held by invited lecturers, field trips to museums, institutions and artist studios. The course is primarily directed towards Erasmus students as well as local students of the Intermedia and Fine Art Theory and Curatorial Studies departments.
While offering an insight into the Hungarian contemporary art scene, one of the course's main intentions is to develop personal contacts and cultural interactions between local and foreign students fostering an emerging intercultural dialogue. It combines both theoretical and practical methods and is led by Zoltán Kékesi and Szabolcs KissPál, a scholar and an artist.
Mapping the Local
Interrupted Dialogue – Revisions, Contemporary Hungarian Art, Catalogue, C3, 1992.
After the Wall: Art and Culture in Post-Communist Europe, ed. by Bojana Pejic, David Elliott, Moderna Museet, 1999.
ARTmargins. Contemporary Central & East European Visual Culture (1999-) www.artmargins.com/
Blut & Honig / Blood & Honey, Katalog / Catalogue, ed. by Harald Szeemann, Sammlung Essl, 2004.
Praesens. Central European Contemporary Art Review (2004-)
East Art Map. Contemporary Art and Eastern Europe, ed. By IRWIN, MIT, 2006. www.eastartmap.org
What's Up? Contemporary Hungarian Art,ed. by Angel, Judit – Petrányi, Zsolt, Műcsarnok, 2008.
Párhuzamos Kronológiák / Parallel Chronologies,Tranzit (2009-), http://exhibition-history.blog.hu/
We Are Not Ducks on a Pond But Ships at Sea. Independent Art Initiatives,Budapest, 1989-2009, ed. by Rita Kálmán, Katarina Šević, Impex, 2010.
Studio / Archive / Discourses, FKSE Studio of Young Hungarian Artists, Budapest, 2009.