2022. Jan. 22. 17:00
On behalf of the MODEM Modern and Contemporary Art Centre we kindly invite you to the opening event of our latest exhibition called Borderline Case on 22nd January, Saturday.
Welcome speech by Don Tamás the curator of the exhibition
The exhibition will be opened by Gadó Flóra curator
5.30 p.m.: Curatorial guide by Don Tamás
In some aspects Borderline Case is the continuation of the 2018 art exhibition “Time of our lives?”, which reviewed the works of emerging Hungarian artists. The exhibition puts on display the works of fourteen young artists from five countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Romania), most of which were made for this occasion. The title Borderline Case was inspired by the novel by Péter Hunčík, a psychiatrist of Hungarian origin who lives in Slovakia, presenting the 20 th -century history of the region through the story of the inhabitants of a small Slovak border town with a mixed population. One the one hand, the term suggests that setting clear-cut boundaries has always been a crucial question in Central-Eastern Europe. On the other hand, it has always been hard to decide whether the region belongs to the West or to the East. The title was chosen specifically because it does not contain the slightly self-ironic stereotype that compares the region to the “West”.
Silvia AMANCEI & Bogdan ARMANU
BOZZAI Dániel & MÁTÉ Dániel
MOLNÁR Judit Lilla
Drozd Martina SMUTNÁ
Curator: DON Tamás
Historical research for the exhibition was conducted by the ERC Nepostrans project of the Institute of Political History.
The immunity certificate and face mask are obligatory.