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JEWISH IDENTITY AND HISTORY IN CONTEMPORARY ART

JEWISH IDENTITY AND HISTORY IN CONTEMPORARY ART

November 08, 2012 17.00

Panel discussion

As one of its highlighted themes, Art Market Budapest 2012 has created an art program attempting an examination and presentation of contemporary reflections on Jewish identity and history, and showing various aspects of the influence of Central and Eastern European Jewish culture on the arts. In Hungary, from the age of Enlightenment forward, there was an increasing number of choices open to Jews in how to live their Jewish identity, one of them being to reject it completely. With the escalation of anti-Jewish laws and then the Holocaust, this freedom to choose became seriously limited. Under Socialism, it was impossible to discuss and deal with the traumas endured: the only option was to pull a veil of silence over the matter.  The repression of these memories still haunts us today. One of the purposes of art is to help us face our past without fear. What national and international examples for this do we have? What are the parallels and the differences between post-Socialist countries and the West? How is this past and Jewish identity reflected in contemporary art? What role does Jewish or other national or religious identity play in the creative work of contemporary artists?

László Győri

Moderator

László Győri

journalist

Böröcz László

Speaker

Böröcz László

Director, 2B Gallery, Budapest

Karin Eden

Speaker

Karin Eden

Curator, Bauer & Ewald Gallery, Berlin

Harsányi László

Speaker

Harsányi László

economist, former Director, Holocaust Memorial Center, Budapest

Laura Kruger

Speaker

Laura Kruger

Curator, Hebrew Union College Museum, New York

Rényi András

Résztvevő

Rényi András

művészettörténész, esztéta, az ELTE Művészettörténeti Intézetének vezetője

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