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Commissioned Memory - Hungarian Exhibitions in Auschwitz, 1960/1965 - Curatorial Guided Tour

Comissioned Memory - Hungarian Exhibitions in Auschwitz 1960/1965
Saturday, September 30, 2023, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Commissioned Memory

Hungarian Exhibitions in Auschwitz, 1960/1965

Guided tour in English

September 30, Saturday, 4:00 p.m., 2023

Blinken OSA Archivum, Galeria Centralis
September 14 – December 3, 2023

Curator: Daniel Véri

Graphic designer: Sarolta Ágnes Erdélyi, Hajnalka Illés
artists: Tibor Barabás, Gyula Hincz, György Jovánovics, János Kass, Béla Kondor, György Konecsni, Gyula Konfár, József Péri, Endre Szász

The exhibition and book project introduce completely forgotten yet exceptional works of art exhibited at the first Hungarian exhibition in Auschwitz in 1960 as well as a monumental fine arts collection commissioned for the 1965 permanent exhibition at the same venue. With the addition of the earliest Hungarian artworks dealing with the Roma Holocaust, the current exhibition highlights the absence of the issue from the 1960s shows.

The exhibition takes place at the Galeria Centralis of the Blinken OSA Archivum in Budapest, which is the same institution that reconstructed the historical parts of the Hungarian exhibitions in Auschwitz in 2004.

The project brought forth the reconstruction of the online version of the 2004 exhibition in April 2023. The exhibition will be accompanied by a richly illustrated 200-page catalog in 2024, a monograph that discusses in detail the issues introduced at the exhibition, published and distributed by the CEU Press.

The exhibition was realized in cooperation between the CEU Jewish Studies Program and the Blinken OSA Archivum.Blinken OSA Archivum | Galeria Centralis
Arany János u. 32, 1051 Budapest
Tuesday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
(Closed during Verzió Film Festival, November 23–25.)

organizers: Blinken OSA Archivum, Galeria Centralis, CEU Jewish Studies Program partners: Central European Research Institute for Art History (KEMKI), CEU Press, Tom Lantos Institute