Polyphony

Social Commentary in Contemporary Hungarian Art

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Type:
documentation / exhibition / interview
Creation Date:
1994
Language:
English, Hungarian
Description:
(…) In accordance with the concept, the public was expected to confront, stumble over, meet with art works without their being grossly over-identified (as in a museum). The Hungarian public met with PHOYPHONY in opening a newspaper, a magazine riding a bus, driving a car across the bridge, using a public telephone booth, receiving an official stamped envelope, shopping at a greengrocer, walking on the street, looking at an electronic billboard, or visiting a bomb shelter, an empty block of land, the bank of the Danube, institutes of learning, an artist’s flat, a business center, a museum, and a private gallery. Upcoming events and the site specific works were advertised only in a small format with a characteristic meander frame in the most widely read daily newspaper. Events were indicated by an enamel sign, similar to advertising signs used by small business, including the same meander motif and a brief description of the project. (…) (Suzanne Mészöly)

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Original Title (Hungarian):
Polifónia
Original Subtitle:
A társadalmi kontextus mint médium a kortárs magyar képzőművészetben
Additional Information:
The annual exhibition of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Budapest
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