What Do the Artists of the Hungarian Neo-Avant-Garde Have to Say to Us Today?
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 4 PM
Elizabeth Dee Gallery
Coinciding with the opening of the exhibition With the Eyes of Others, Hungarian Cultural Center co-presents with the Elizabeth Dee Gallery a panel discussion on the artists and works on view, focusing especially on artistic resistance during the times of state Socialism in Hungary. The discussion will feature art journalist Nóra Winkler in conversation with panelists and exhibition catalogue contributors such as András Szántó, curator of present exhibition, art historian Dávid Fehér and art historian, critic and researcher Emese Kürti.
About the Moderator
Nóra Winkler is a cultural strategist, journalist, media personality and auctioneer. A co-founder of Artmagazin, Hungary's leading art magazine, the author of a 2011 book and many articles and interviews, from 2005 to 2010 she produced and appeared in the leading cultural news magazine program on Hungarian National Television. Since 2003, she has served as auctioneer for Kieselbach, Hungary’s top auction house, and she regularly conducts major charity auctions and events in Budapest. Her strategy and communications agency, Norawinkler&Co, counts Aegon Insurance Ltd, UniCredit Bank, and Hay Literary Festival among its clients.
About the Panelists
András Szántó, Ph.D., is a New York-based author and a cultural-strategy consultant to leading museums, foundations, and companies worldwide. The author and editor of numerous books and research studies, his writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Artforum, and The Art Newspaper, among many other publications. The former director of the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University, Szántó has been a visiting critic at the American Academy in Rome, a visiting senior fellow at the Center for Arts and Culture in Washington, DC, and a research affiliate of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies at Princeton University. Since 2014, he has overseen the Global Museum Leaders Colloquium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Dávid Fehér is an associate curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, a lecturer at the University of Arts, and a doctoral candidate at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. His research focuses on art in Hungary and Eastern Europe in 1960-1980. His writings have appeared in East of Eden, Photorealism: Versions of Reality (Ludwig Museum, Budapest), International Pop (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis), and in other publications. A curator and co-curator of several exhibitions, he received the Ernő Kállai Scholarship for art historians and was a DAAD-fellow at the Freie Universität, Berlin. He is a board member of AICA Hungary.
Emese Kürti, Ph.D., art historian, researcher, and critic, heads the acb Research Lab, Budapest. In 2009-15 she worked at the Ludwig Museum, Budapest. The author of numerous essays on the sixties and seventies avant-garde, she has been honored with the AICA Hungarian Section Award in 2013, and in 2014 -15, the Ernő Kállai scholarship for young researchers. She is the author of the forthcoming books, Experimentalism, Avant-Garde and Social Networks in the Sixties: Dr. László Végh His Circle, based on her 2015 doctoral dissertation, and Screaming Hole: Poetry, Sound and Action as Intermedia Practice in the Work of Katalin Ladik.