“The people want the fall of the regime”*
*Shared slogan of the uprisings in the Arab world
A presentation by artist Roza El-Hassan and Syrian activist Shadi at the open office of tranzit.hu, Mayakovski 102.
Discussion: 6 p.m.
Exhibition opening: 8 p.m.
You are invited to take part in a discussion with Roza El-Hassan, artist, Tamás Szenderák, sociologist and Arabist and Dóra Hegyi, curator.
El-Hassan follows the events of the Syrian revolution with large concern. Since 2011, over fifteen thousand civilians have lost their lives in Syria. Keeping close contact to civil activists, she is trying to explore the possibilities of artistic and political activism.
Various civil initiatives and activist groups stand in support of freedom, while endangering themselves and their families. How far do these voices reach? What kind of networking and information sharing is made possible by the internet? Does it facilitate civil and political solidarity?
From 10 July until the end of August 2012, beside works by Roza El-Hassan – drawings and sculptures – documents of civil action and independent image production will be featured at Mayakovski 102: photos, actions, art works, children’s drawings, interviews, documented flash mob actions, independent media news associated with the Syrian revolution. tranzit.hu will make an attempt to analyze this incredibly huge production of images – distributed mainly through cyber-activism – calling for solidarity and system change.
Roza El-Hassan was born in Budapest in 1966, of Hungarian and Syrian origin. Over the past twenty years she became internationally known by her drawings, objects, installations, and actions. She studied at the Hungarian Academy of Art Budapest and Städelschule, Frankfurt. Solo shows include exhibitions at the Műcsarnok Palace, Budapest; Drawing Center, New York; Secession, Wien and Kunstmuseum Basel.