From mid-March to the end of May, the Archivum’s program series entitled PETŐFI MIRAGES is not about Petőfi’s life and art, but about the history of Petőfi’s memory and its various aspects. We have been chasing Petőfi’s mirage for 176 years. A series of events, including film screenings, theater performances, readings, and talks, will offer insights into this history.
Program Series - in Hungarian
Venue: Blinken OSA Archivum, Centrális Galéria
1051 Budapest, Arany János u. 32.
The events are open to the public and participation is free, but registration is required.
The events are in Hungarian.
April 5, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – The Literary Memory of Sándor Petőfi. Discussion and reading.
Who was Petőfi for literary posterity? How was his literary and poetic importance perceived? Is it possible to separate Petőfi’s poetic role from his political and public myth in the literary tradition? Are we allowed to joke about Petőfi? During the evening we will try to answer these questions in the light of literary excerpts.
Participants: András Zoltán Bán, writer, playwright, and critic, and József Keresztesi, writer, poet, and critic
Moderated by: András Mink
The selected excerpts will be read by Adrian Samudovszky and Janka Veszelovszki.