Public PATTERNS Lecture at

"Building of the republic" by Max Lingner, mural painting at the former "House of Ministries" of the GDR. The painting was made in 1950-1953. Partial view. Photo by Manfred Brückels.

The course The Inheritance and Transformation of Socialist Realist Forms of Expression in Hungarian Contemporary Art – A Comparative-critical Survey aims to provide an insight into the history of socialist realism, to give an overview of the cultural and visual paradigms and also to focus on the contemporary phenomenon. Being led by Edina Nagy at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Department of Art Theory and Curatorial Studies, this is one of the 13 courses selected for the 2012-2013 PATTERNS Lectures programme of ERSTE Foundation.

Within the framework of the course, is hosting the first guest-lecturer, Anja Jackes, who is currently working as a curator of exhibitions at the Chair of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage ( UNESCO), University of Paderborn.

Commissioned by the state, numerous architecture-dependent art works for public buildings, streets and public squares were realised in GDR. With this scheme, the state wanted to promote an appreciation of artistic matters amongst the population and to bridge the so-called ‘gap between art and the people’.

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Date: 26 November 2012, 6 pm 

Venue: MAYAKOVSKY 102, the open office of (1068 Budapest, Király u 102.)

PATTERNS Lectures encourages the development of new university courses in the fields of art history, cultural theory, and cultural studies in Central and South Eastern Europe.