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Zsuzsanna Varga-Szegedi, Lukacs in Boston, 2019
Zsuzsanna Varga-Szegedi, Lukacs in Boston, 2019. Site-specific digital projection on the facade of Boston Center for the Arts. Courtesy of the artist.

Lukács in Boston, 2019
Zsuzsanna Varga-Szegedi
Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts
July 18 | 8:30–9:30 pm

Symbolically fighting systematic erasure, Zsuzsanna Varga-Szegedi virtually brings a well-known statue of György Lukács, which was removed from a public park in Budapest in 2017, back to the public realm in Boston. She projects the image of the Hungarian statue on the façade of Boston Center for the Arts, offering Lukács’ ghost-like presence in a very different urban public space.

Zsuzsanna Varga-Szegedi is interested in absence and erasure in relation to the Communist history in Hungary and its postcommunist, often nationalistic present. New technologies give her the power to symbolically fight the erasure. The artist wishes to examine issues of identity that go beyond the nationalistic calibration of belonging.

The public projection project is presented within the scope of the exhibition In the Words, In the Bones curated by Magdalena Moskalewicz. It’s been moving beyond Boston, last month in conjunction with the (de)fault-lines exhibition curated by Ofra Harnam in Tel Aviv and will be appearing in Vienna next.

From exhibition curator Magdalena Moskalewicz: The statue of the Marxist philosopher and influential literary theorist was removed in 2017 from the Szent Istvan park, on the grounds of the former Jewish neighborhood, where it had been installed in 1985. It was one of the many attempts of the current Hungarian government to erase the country’s Communist past, entangled with the nationalist sentiments grounded in anti-Semitism.

This event is free and open to the public.

Read more about Zsuzsanna Varga-Szegedi’s Lukács in Boston, 2019 here: George Lukács Stature in Tel Aviv

Event 

Title:
Zsuzsanna Varga-Szegedi, Lukács in Boston, 2019 | In the Words, In the Bones
When:
Jul 18, 2019  8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Where:
Mills Gallery - Boston
Category:
Visual Arts

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