The seminar presents an overview of the major phenomena, trends and issues of contemporary art based on various subjects in each semester in the form of presentations held by invited lecturers and field trips to museums, institutions and artist studios.
While offering an insight into the Hungarian contemporary art scene, one of the course's main objectives is to develop personal contacts and cultural interactions between local and visiting students fostering an emerging intercultural dialogue. During the semester, students work in groups in order to realize a collaborative project followed by an exhibition (contents and forms of the final project to be discussed during the seminar).
The course is primarily directed towards Erasmus students as well as local students of the Intermedia and Fine Art Theory and Curatorial Studies departments, but students from other departments are warmly welcome.
The course was inititated and led by a scholar and an artist, Zoltán Kékesi and Szabolcs KissPál in 2011, since 2014 is being led by the curator Eszter Lázár (Curatorial Studies Dpt.), and the artists Szabolcs KissPál and Allan Siegel (Intermedia Dpt.).
guided tour by Kotún Viktor - Ruszty László - Street Marking Tours // Editors of Street Marking in Hungary will present you a virtual guided walk in a diachronic Budapest showing various aspects and layers of the city. Please, bring 1-3 pictures you took in the streets of Budapest! We are going to discuss them together and give you some hints for a better understanding. http://streetmark.wordpress.com
guided tour by József Mélyi - Liberty square // The history of the Liberty Square (Szabadság tér) in the light of the past, recent and future public sculptures.The programmes of the square from the irredentism to the glorification of Red Army and to its recent political controversies. The history of the most beautiful square in Budapest.
group exhibition Pretty Vacant organized by Sarah-Joy Ford at Right Back! project gallery
Bódi Péter Ferenc, Ekker Nikoletta, Karácsony Anna, Károly Eszter, Monhor Viktória, Nagyová Terézia, Seemann Adrienn, Szarvas Márton, Sztojkó István, Zombori Balázs, Anthi Daoutaki, Iraklios Kopitas, Olivia Foster, Lydia Honeybone, Kristen Rastas, Pascal Ungerer, Zlatka M.Angelova, Irem Kurt, Aleksandra v. Engel, Laura Traynor, Nina Rauber, Laura Lopes, Daisy Foster, Galen Gibson-C., Hanna Scherwinski, Sarah-Joy Ford, Elie Huault, Eva Putnina, Caro Fugazzi, Yanick Wende