I realized I could play God, and it freaked the hell out of me

The parents didn’t understand what is happening to their sons. Then one day, when the boys were almost twenty already, truth came to light…

The triplets who were 19 when they first met – interview with docu-director Tim Wardle

“When I showed them the finished film for the first time, and they loved it, there was the sense that I had delivered on my promise and that was great.”

Éva was murdered with 13, now her diary is published on Instagram

Actors and actresses recall what happened to Éva in 1944 in Hungary: from discriminative laws through the ghetto until the transports to Auschwitz.

These three films can profoundly change audience’s view on dance – interview with Gábor Pintér

They liberated dancers from following the rhythm, the tonality, or the structure of music; everything exists on its own in the same space and time.

They forgot that Hitler and Eichmann were also Austrians

How can someone have moral strength, somebody that you trust when he claims that he has supreme power, without any control above him? And why people don’t realize that these two concepts are not really hand in hand?

Seven-year-old Nina cried when she found out she was Serbian and not Croatian

The Croatian movie Srbenka received The Human Rights Film Award of the Verzió 15 International Human Rights Film Festival in Budapest. We interviewed the director Nebojša Slijepčević.

We strive for a life with six hours of work per four days a week

This year will be the 100th year since we have 8-hour working. The world has changed so much in this one hundred year. There would be a need to talk about what work really means.

Shoot above the crowd, then before their feet, and then shoot in the crowd

The documentary Occupation 1968 shows the events from a rather unusual perspective: of these five countries rather than of the victim’s.

Both directors were killed due to this Japanese documentary

Nowadays these quarters offer the cheapest labour to the construction industry and other dangerous work. These workers have no insurance, no contract, and no any kind of welfare-service. They receive their daily payment in cash.

Minyo Szert brings form to life at the margins of the figural

Contemporary artist Minyo Szert’s creative process is a time-limited, analogue photographic performance in the presence of a live audience.

Exclusive talk with one of the ex-Yugoslav artists of DATES 9!

The Ani Molnár Gallery is pleased to invite you to the exclusive artist talk on the current exhibition entitled ‘DATES 9’ with Roman Uranjek.

Pope Francis receives a print by Lajos Vajda from the Ferenczy Museum Center

A Remembrance Mass in the Saint Peter’s Basilica, and artworks by Szentendre artists showcasted in streets surrounding the Campo di Fiori.

International jury awards Brigitte Kowanz’s work for the 13th Cairo Biennale

Her work breaks up boundaries between virtual and real space and reflects on the opportunities, but also the dangers of new technology and social media.

Troubled history through the eyes of two artists from ex-Yugoslavian states

Well-known or long-forgotten photo documentations of the 20th century, processed in different ways by Slovenian Roman Uranjek and Bosnian Radenko Milak.

Sári Ember wins the Leopold Bloom Art Award

Ani Molnár Gallery is happy and proud to announce that Sári Ember, the gallery’s artist is the winner of Leopold Bloom Art Award 2019.

Posthuman visions, Sleeping Beauty dead, dreams coming true – at this year’s Art Capital

Art Capital, Middle-Eastern-Europe’s biggest visual art festival, launched in Szentendre. The central topic of this year is ‘dream’.

Sliding metro doors changed his perception on art and reality – interview with Teun Vonk

“The culture of images might be harmful too. I want to make something where people can feel their body and they can focus on their physical existence.”

József Csató: Each and Every Kiss

József Csató melts past and present together, embraces our eyes and leads it from one image to the next. A vernissae in the Erika Deák Gallery.

Annunciation ~ A short story by Susan Anwin

I felt like the bottom of my world fell out. How was I supposed to break down the news to my parents? What was I supposed to tell them?

Rosie’s Revelation ~ A short story by Susan Anwin

“I don’t want to see the visions anymore. They are wrong.” Her mom cupped her face between her hands. “How can you say that? God is talking to you.”

The Color of Nothing ~ A short story by Susan Anwin

She was pretty alright, but beyond that there was something in the way she looked at him, with the ghost of a smile on her lips.

Star Thief ~ A short story by Susan Anwin

“Look for a star? In the quantum level? Jack, this is not the time to be a jackass.” “What, I’m just trying to be useful.”

Who’s screaming for you? – Poets and artist against feminicide

In March 2020, the Woman Scream International Poetry and Arts Festival, in its tenth edition, will be under the motto: “Who’s screaming for you?”

Body in my Bed ~ A short story by Susan Anwin

Every time I get home, there’s a naked body in the bed. It’s always the same body, female, 30’s, just lying there, pale in the early morning gloom…

The Real Me ~ A short story by Susan Anwin

The little defect of my kind is widely known, it’s how we are identified by prospective hunters. See, when we fall in love, we undergo certain… changes.

Dark Sister, Part 3 ~ A story by Susan Anwin

“Hey! Tim! You hear me? Come ‘n get me out of here, bitch! … Look, I really don’t think this is gonna work. We did not part on the best of terms.”

Dark Sister, Part 2 ~ A story by Susan Anwin

My first instinct was to protest that I wasn’t a vohiek, but the Prince went on. “I should have killed you when I had the chance. I might, still.”

Some Favourites of the Erdődy Orchestra – interview with Zsolt Szefcsik

Innovative spirit, rediscovery of forgotten pieces, playing at unusual places, contributing to Polish-Hungarian siblinghood: this is the Erdődy Orchestra.

African percussionists invite you to a night you’ll never forget!

Singer Mbene Diatta Seck, talking drum master Modou Mbaye and dancer Fatou Wore Mboup are joined by legendary veteran characters from the Dakar scene.

Music that shows you how deep can silence be – interview with James Wood

Rumi always returns us to the quiet, reflective state of Khamush in the final strophe – this is to allow ’the giver of speech to speak’.

Electra is a murderer in my view – says choreographer János Feledi

Characters stay the same, but we put them in contemporary situations. Swirling and flowing emotions will be easy to understand and feel.

Create your inner images – on the basis of sounds! – interview with drummer Julian Sartorius

I’m playing the piece with recordings doing one part and me the other. I’m alone on stage, but I’m not playing alone – says drummer Julian Sartorius.

Angels fly to Budapest – Péter Eötvös’ opera for the first time in Hungary

The Budapest premiere will happen on the 10th of October as part of the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival, together with the Neue Oper Wien.

In John Cage’s piece, the singer feels naked on stage – interview with opera singer Katalin Károlyi

Katalin Károlyi mezzosoprano will give the concerts Human Voice 2.1 and 2.2. The repertoire consists of three contemporary pieces of different kinds.

If it is worth showing the audience, I never hesitate – interview with Gábor Hollerung

Gábor Hollerung, conductor of the Ernő Dohnányi Symphonic Orchestra in Budafok, believes that neither romantic nor emotional music can go out of fashion.

Nick Cave’s guitarist is giving a concert in the Müpa

Two of Dirtmusic’s founding members are Chris Eckman and Hugo Race. Latter was in Nick Cave’s accompanying band Bad Seeds, and played on its first album.

Can physical theatre and circus visualize totalitarian dictatorship? – Alexander Vantournhout and the Red-Haired Men

It will work out very well in Trafó to awake feelings with the mere method of looking at people – says Alexander Vantournhout.

Exploring the idea of the collective between utopia and instrumentalization

For “Coexist”, Hód, along with her company Hodworks, and Bremen based dance company Unusual Symptoms collaborate with each other for the first time.

Child actors evoke the story of a horrendous child killer on Trafó’s stage

Rau uses the biography of the Belgium’s most notoriously shameful criminal to reflect on (re)presentation of human feelings on stage.

Electra is a murderer in my view – says choreographer János Feledi

Characters stay the same, but we put them in contemporary situations. Swirling and flowing emotions will be easy to understand and feel.

Angels fly to Budapest – Péter Eötvös’ opera for the first time in Hungary

The Budapest premiere will happen on the 10th of October as part of the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival, together with the Neue Oper Wien.

If it is worth showing the audience, I never hesitate – interview with Gábor Hollerung

Gábor Hollerung, conductor of the Ernő Dohnányi Symphonic Orchestra in Budafok, believes that neither romantic nor emotional music can go out of fashion.

Did the Nazis put their hand on our arm forever? – director Oliver Zahn on the art history of the outstreched arm

The ‘outstretched arm‘ says a lot about how contaminated signifiers work, and the interconnections between art and politics in general – says Oliver Zahn.

Japanese lady found alternative ways that led to Hungarian composer – interview with Ryoko Aoki

After the concert, Toshio Hosokawa introduced me to Peter. He knew that I am Noh singer, he said “Please sing my piece Harakiri”.

Great things are coming to the reconstructed Trafó next year – interview with director Beáta Barda

A system of multiannual support could sustain independent theatre groups – says Beáta Barda, executive director of the Trafó.

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