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The art of re-enactment, artistic re-enactments

The MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art opened a new exhibition entitled Re:Re The art of re-enactment, artistic re-enactments on April 22, 2023. The exhibition aims to explore the functioning and mode of existence, anthropological, socio-cultural and (art) historical contexts of artistic re-enactments. Such performative processes, which are based on participation and cooperation, where the artist brings to the fore an event that has already taken place, or revives an event that he or she has not necessarily experienced directly but which is part of cultural memory, or perhaps re-enacts an object or artwork in a new context. In this case, the reference to the past is not merely a confirmation of history and what has happened, or even an arbitrary re-experiencing and reliving, but also a critical rediscovery of a memory and tradition that is always accessible and experienced in a different way in the here and now.

Exhibitors: Lola Arias (AR), Loránd Bögös, Miklós Erhardt, Irina Botea Bucan (RO), Jeremy Deller (UK), Péter Esterházy, Károly Hofgárt, Takahiro Iwasaki (JP), Ingela Johansson (SE), Zbigniew Libera (PL), Kis Varsó, Dániel Misota, Péter Pettendi Szabó, Katharina Roters (DE), Société réaliste (FR-HU), Judit Flóra Schuller, József Szolnoki, József Tasnádi, Kinga Tóth.Curator: Szabolcs Süli-Zakar

Program of the opening on April 22:

17:00: Welcome speech by Katalin Vizi, Executive Director of MODEM
The exhibition will be opened by dr. Gergely Tamás Fazakas, Associate Professor, Director of the Institute of Hungarian Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Debrecen, Head of the Hungarian Site of Memory Research Group
Followed by a curatorial tour guided by Szabolcs Süli-Zakar, accompanied by the artists present and a performance by Kinga Tóth.
Contributor: SONUS Percussion Ensemble