Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 27Trend:
Yarat! Contemporary Art Space invites all interested to attend a lecture and presentation by Zsolt Petranyi, an established curator and art critic who lives and works in Budapest, according to a message from Yarat.
Petranyi is also the head of the Contemporary Arts Section at Hungarian National Gallery.
The presentation will take place on March 3, 2014 at the International Mugam Center. It will focus on different internationally successful projects related to Hungary.
"We will see some realized works from the Hungarian Pavilion in the Venice Biennial which had an after-effect, we will see other contributions to other Biennials, and we will get some answers on the background of the prosperous works," Yarat said. "We will get a view on the project from the Little Warsaw group, the Body of Nefertiti in Venice in 2003, Andreas Fogarasi in 2007, István Csákánys participation on the Documenta 2012, Ádám Kokesh on the Istanbul Biennial last year, Attila Csörgő on the last Sydney Biennial or Tamás Kaszás on the next among others".
The lecturer will speak about ACAX organization, which helps international curators and the artists, and will analyze how the fall of the iron curtain created an interest towards the region.
The lecture will also address the feeling of frustration, the too slow development of the local market, the experience of participating in international art fairs, the shadow of the "big" avant-garde generation from the 60's, and the negative effect of the right wing government on culture in Hungary.
The presentation will be held at International Mugam Center in Baku at Neftchilar Avenue 9, and will officially open on March 3, 2014, 18:00 local time.
The lecture will be delivered in English with Azerbaijani translation.
The admission is free.