[artinfo] Revolutionary Decadence invite

Maja & Reuben Fowkes fowkes at translocal.org
Mon Oct 12 09:34:06 CEST 2009

*Revolutionary Decadence
Foreign Artists in Budapest since 1989*

at Museum Kiscell Budapest
from 6pm on Thursday 15 October
with DJ Palotai

/Revolutionary Decadence/ is the last in a trilogy of exhibitions 
investigating the revolutionary moments of recent history and takes as 
its subject the contribution of foreign artists to the Hungarian art 
scene since 1989. While the first exhibition focussed on 1956 as a year 
of revolutionary insurrection and dealt with artistic reflections on the 
possibilities of revolution, the second exhibition took as its starting 
point the revolutionary atmosphere in the period around 1968, perceived 
as the first global resistance movement, and questioned its legacy for 
contemporary artistic strategies. The Revolution Trilogy closes with the 
sequence that began in 1989 and focuses on the effect of the changes on 
a single community in one locality, namely the enclave of foreign 
artists within the Budapest art world, and examines their participation 
in libratory forms of sociability, negotiation of the politics of 
belonging, and contribution to a post-national understanding of 
contemporary art in post-communist Europe.
/The participating artists are Catherine Bürki, Eike, Yusuke Fukui, 
Sanna Härkönen, Rodolf Hervé, Dominic Hislop, Diana Kingsley, Claudia 
Martins, Alexander Schikowski, Katerina Sevic', Allan Siegel, Alexander 
Tinei, Ninni Wager and David Wilkinson.

/Revolutionary Decadence/ is on view until 22 November 2009.

The exhibition publication is available from Cornerhouse Books
ISBN 978-1-905476-46-6

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