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Main pageNewsA lecture by Hungarian art historian and curator Rona Kopeczky to be held at the PinchukArtCentre on 13 June

A lecture by Hungarian art historian and curator Rona Kopeczky to be held at the PinchukArtCentre on 13 June

12 June 2013

On Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 19:30 the PinchukArtCentre invites to lecture by Hungarian art historian and curator Rona Kopeczky. The lecture will be held in the context of the “China China”, a major group exhibition including eleven Chinese artists of different generations, focusing on the tension between individuality and collective thinking.

Rona Kopeczky will focus on individual and collective forms of artistic criticism, protest, or activism which developed in Hungary in 2012 and 2013 as a reaction to the authoritarian transformation of the institutional structures and funding system of the cultural scene operated by the Hungarian government. With a brief introduction presenting the facts and decisions of Hungarian cultural politics, she will map the interconnections, causes and consequences of events and successive steps which led to the Occupy Ludwig movement in May 2013.

Rona Kopeczky (*1983) is an art historian and curator based in Budapest, Hungary. She studied art history in Sorbonne University, Paris, where she completed her PhD studies in 2013. Her thesis examined the activity of a group of abstract artists in Hungary during the sixties, which considered abstraction as an ethical attitude and a form of artistic protest against the communist regime and socialist realism. She works as a curator for international art in Ludwig Museum Budapest since 2006, where she presented recent projects of the Polish video artist Katarzyna Kozyra, retrospective shows for conceptual artists Braco Dimitrijevic and Agnes Denes, collective review of contemporary Taiwanese art, or mid-career retrospective exhibitions for the respectively Dutch and South-African photographers Anton Corbijn, Pieter Hugo, and the Paris-based collective Societe Realiste. As a Serbian citizen of Hungarian origins educated in France, she has a deep and natural interest in the historical, political and cultural dichotomy between Eastern and Western, as well as Northern and Southern Europe.

The lecture will take place in the “Education Room” on the 5th floor of the PinchukArtCentre. Admission is free.

Due to the limited number of seats, please register in advance by calling +38 044 590-08-58 or e-mailing [email protected]

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