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12.10.2012 - 14.10.2012

ID4 - Národní identity v současné kultuře zemí Visegradu

Hlavním cílem projektu Kunsthalle´s ID4 je představit autentické projevy národní identity v oblastech výtvarného umění, hudby nebo filmu. Výstava by chtěla poukázat na místa, kde se současná česká, maďarská, polská a slovenská kultura sbíhají a rozbíhají.


Conference, workshop, jazz concerts, films

12–14 OCTOBER 2012

The main goal of Kunsthalle’s ID4 project accompanying its What is Hungarian? Contemporary answers exhibition is to represent some of the subtle and authentic expressions of the issue of national identity in such influential fields of culture as fine art, music and film. We would like to highlight the points where contemporary Czech, Polish, Slovak and Hungarian cultures converge – or diverge – regarding this issue. Preferring contemporary answers to outdated historical legends, our aim is to rethink the significance of the issue of national identity today.

 Detailed program:


In the last one and a half centuries in Eastern and Central Europe the history of the changes of cultural canons has been fundamentally defined by the question of national identity. In more than four decades of Soviet-type dictatorship the problem of identity could only be raised in the context of ideology. It was partly in consequence of this that in the newly independent countries of the ex-Eastern Bloc the issue of identity was often connected with the idea of the nation. This characteristic connection between personal and national identity appeared with elemental force in numerous fields of culture. Joining the EU and its most recent transformation served with a new, significant context to this history. In the meantime, certain simplified theories that rephrase the question of identity in socially divisive ways became popular in and through political discourse. The aim of our project is to work against these simplifying tendencies and represent subtle and authentic expressions of the vast topic of national identity in such influential fields of culture as philosophy, fine arts and music. We would like to emphasize those points that connect the contemporary culture of the four countries in this area.

The language of the talks and presentations will be Hungarian and English, with simultaneous interpretation.

13 October, Saturday

Chair : Babarczy Eszter philosopher, art historian, lecturer at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

10:00 – 11:00 • Zuzana Jakalová (CZ), curator of the Artist in Residence Program, MeetFactory, Prague
Village, City, State, World. Reconsidering Borders in Contemporary Czech Art, lecture

11:00 – 12:00 • David Černý (CZ) presentation of the artist

12:00 – 12:30 • Questions, debate

12:30 – 13:30 • Lunch break

13:30 – 15:00 • Workshop in English: Babarczy Eszter, David Černý, Zuzana JakalováCsurka Eszter, Helena Markusková

15:00 – 15:45 • Concluding discussion

15:45 – 16:00 • Afterword

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Though their jazz music originates from a shared musical language, national characteristics also play a significant role in the art of these Polish, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian jazz musicians. All four concerts feature groups from both Hungary and abroad, with guest-soloists.

12 October, Friday, 21:00

Dan Bárta and Robert Balzar Trio (CZ • H)

The group is going to perform its latest album (Theyoires), made with the award-winning jazz singer, Dan Bárta. The album features solely adaptations from such diverse artists and groups as Simply Red, The Police, The Cult, Jamiroquai, Björk, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC. Their “vocal duel” with the guest Gábor Winand is by all means unique.

Dan Bárta – vocals • Robert Balzar – double bass  • Stanislav Mácha – piano • Jiŕi Slaviček – drums • guest: Winand Gábor – vocals (H)


14 October, 10:00-18:00
 Screenings begin in every two hours.

This selection of films, intended for the Hungarian audience, allows one to glimpse into the ways contemporary Czech, Polish, Slovak and Hungarian directors treat national and generational issues, the still influential heritage of the recent past.

Martin Sulik (SK): The Garden (1995, 100’)

Borys Lankosz (PL): Rewers (2009, 99’)

Jan Hrebejk: Devided We Fall (2000, 117′) in original language, with Hungarian subtitle

Török Ferenc (H): Moscow Square (2001,88’)

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