On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Berlin Summer Olympics and the Olimpíada Popular, the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives presents the exhibition, Olympics and Politics – Berlin / Barcelona 1936. The Berlin Games are viewed through the lense of their counterpart, the Workers’ Olympics, and depicts the war that the Nazi ideology so pompously and magnificently promoted through the Olympic Games.
Exhibition design by László Rajk
Curated by Gwen Jones, Katalin Székely, Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
Vernissage: June 23, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
Opening Remarks by
István Rév, Director, Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
Michael Müller-Verweyen, Director, Goethe Institute Budapest
Inaki Abad Leguina, Director, Cervantes Institute Budapest
Music and film screening
Richard Strauss:Olympische Hymne (recorded by Leon Botstein & American Philharmonic Orchestra) with a short sequence from a Hungarian home documentary (OSA, Forgács- Archives), “Richard Deutsch: My German Journey, 1936”
Live choir performance and film screening
Hanns Eisler: The Anthem of the Olimpíada Popular (Barcelona) by the OSINGERS Small Choir, conductor Nikolett Hajzer and a 1936 Newsreel about the start of the Civil War in Barcelona
For more information, see www.osaarhivum.org
June 23– August 28, 2016
The exhibition is open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. every day except Monday from June 23 until August 28.