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.).
field trips to Dunaújváros, Wekerletelep
guided tour by Zeidler Miklós at Kossuth Lajos square; at Liberty square
speed dating event
Clement Capdeville, Zoe Carlon, Adam Castle, Zsófia Erdős, Anna Farkas, Giulia Giambrone, Bence Hajdu, Norbert Katona, Roland Korponovics, Kristóf Kovács, Kubelova Lenka, Yugen Long, Milán Magyar, Franziska Muchentaler, Iara Pezutti, Rajat Sharma, Andre L. Silva dos Santos, Robin Szilágyi, Helena Thuemmel, Olga Winiarzcyk