Tuesday the 6th of October 2009

4.00-4.15 p.m.
Hans Knoll: Introduction

4.15-4.45 p.m.
János Szoboszlai: To be continued
Survey of the tendencies of Hungarian art scene within the last decade.

4.45-5.15 p.m.
Erzsébet Tatai: Shifts – Conceptualism Today

Neo-Conceptualism and it’s advocates in the 21st century.

5.30-6.00 p.m.
Katrin Heidt: Delimination of Borders of Art - Newer Works of Ákos Birkás in the Focus of Photorealism, "Neue Figuration" and Political Philosophy

6.00-6.30 p.m.
Monika Perenyei: Mediality in Contemporary Art – Photography as the Medium of Fine Art

7.00-8.00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Channels, Means, and Modes of Communication within the Hungarian Art Scene and in Media Coverage. Direct and Indirect Transmission.

Moderator: Csaba Nemes (Artist)
Monika Perenyei (Art Historian)
Roland Illés (Collector, Soziologist)
Ibolya Erdös (Editor of Internet-TV-Program "KépMutató")
Levente Málnay B. (Collector, Chief-Direktor of the MTV-Networks Hungary)


Wednesday the 7th of October 2009

4.00-4.15 p.m.
Hans Knoll: Introduction

4.15-4.45 p.m.
Erzsébet Pilinger: “Social sensibility” in Contemporary Hungarian Art

4.45-5.15 p.m.
Hedvig Turai: What happenned to Memory?

5.30-6.00 p.m.
Maja and Reuben Fowkes: Miért pont Magyarország? - The Post National in Contemporary Art.

6.00-6.30 p.m.
Edit Sasvári and Ákos Birkás: Discussion on the Challenges of Commercial Galleries. Focus: Knoll Galéria Budapest.

7.00-8.00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Hungarian and International Art Scene – How to Get Connected?
Moderator: János Szoboszlai
József Mélyi (Art Historian, Critic)
Eszter Steierhoffer (Curator, research student of Royal College of Art, London)
Bence Fritzsche (Publisher and editor of the magazine “Atelier”, Cologne)
Zsolt Somlói (Collector)


1061 Budapest
Liszt Ferenc tér 10. 1. Stock 17.

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We are looking forward to see you and will be glad to assist you in hotel-reservation.

Erzsébet Pilinger & Hans Knoll

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Symposium After "The Second Public"

Cordially we invite you to our symposium After "The Second Public” on the 6th and 7th of October. The symposium is part of the events celebrating the 20th anniversary of the KnollGalériaBudapest.

The starting point of the symposium is the book „The Second Public – Art in Hungary in 20th Century“. It was published by Knoll Gallery in 1999/2000 and reviewed the tendencies of Hungarian art through the 20th century. This Symposium attempts to survey the last ten to twenty years, namely the time passed since the edition of the book.
The lecturers on the symposium are local and foreign art historians and curators.