Four more exhibitions will be opened in the city, this week, organized by the City of Debrecen and the Déri Museum. The shop windows commemorating Sándor Tar and János Térey, are connected to Trianon and are promoting reading, it can be seen at no.8 Piac Street from 4th to 31st May.
Border & Fate (HATÁR-SORSOK)
Between Époque, diary, boundary changes, refugee destinies, irredentist articles, the Romanian occupation memories, Debrecen in the two world wars, the period between the exhibition items and documents exhibited, photographs and film footage is shown of Deri Museum in the temporary exhibition entitled “Border & Fate” (HATÁR-SORSOK). The exhibition related to Trianon can be attended by visitors from the reopening of the museum until the end of the year.
“What I don’t describe is lost”
In the showcase exhibition, János Térey recalls his Debrecen based on one of the chapters of his memoir published last year ( Boldogh House, Kétmalom Street – Confessions of a Civic ). In the years before his death, he worked on this book, which not only talks about two decades of his childhood and youth, but was also willing to go down the fountain for his ancestors, retracing the steps of his forefathers. For János Térey, the writing was a struggle against oblivion because he believed, “What I don’t describe is lost”. The exhibition also includes another poem ( Anzix, Debrecen ), which is an imprint of the complexity of its relationship with the city.
Sándor Tar is a peculiar figure in the literary history of Hungary and Debrecen . He is both a celebrated writer and an infinitely lonely man. The former is related to the fact that it represented a very unique voice in the literature at the time, the latter mainly with its agency activities. The exhibition illustrates this duality with the help of photos taken by Sándor Tar and a piece of text. We are confident that our exhibition will make our viewers think about whether we can judge and treat the writer and the man separately.
You can read anywhere!
You can read anywhere from among the foliage, on a hay bale, or in a rapeseed field! Who could know this better than the organizers and participants of the “Read More” Hungarian, borderless competition?! The initiative of the Ady Endre High School in Debrecen, which has expanded internationally over the last 15 years, appeals to all students across borders and beyond. During the pandemic – in the absence of face-to-face encounters – a reading promotion competition was launched online, with the Imagine / Other Illustrations competition , but the READ MORE! – The organizers have also enriched it with a series of podcasts. The shop window also wants to make you feel like reading.