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.

What’s the difference between refugees of WWII and today?

Why were we able to accept people like Giovanna seven and a half decades ago, and why do we have deep aversion, fear and worries toward the African refugees?

Seventy-seven dead, more than hundred injured – the world we live in

The attack against the government quarter could have been prevented and the help to save people on Utoya Island was seriously late.

A trilogy on redemption – Hungary represented at the Berlinale

Katalin Ferber’s review on ‘Genesis’, the only new Hungarian film represented at this year’s Berlinale.

Berlinale: film screenings cancelled due to fire

Forty two firefighters were at the scene in less than two minutes and the fire was eliminated an hour later. Nobody was injured.

Frasier star John Mahoney dead at 77

Mahoney’s manager, Paul Martino, said Mahoney died on Sunday in Chicago after a brief hospitalisation.

Fodor’s Wall is back, now in the beating heart of Vienna’s old town

Two years ago, Fodor’s Border Wall was exhibited in an open space in Vienna. Now it is back again: you can find it in Vienna’s old town district at the junction of Freyung and Herrengasse.

INDA Gallery is proud to announce a solo presentation of Marianne Csáky’s work

In her experimental photography, Csáky employs combinations of techniques and materials to explore the themes that engage her inquisitive attention and eye.

Who is the man behind the remembrance stones? – interview with Gunter Demnig

“Although my stones can’t replace gravestones, people still can visit them” – Gunter Demnig recalls how the Stolpersteine became his essential life work.

We can have so many hearts inside ourselves – Marina Abramović in Vienna

To this day, around 2,000 art lovers have visited the exhibition of the most important performance artist of the present day.

Light is playing with shadow, colours are telling a story

István Haász, one of the most prominent artists of the Hungarian geometric constructivism, will present his first solo show at Ani Molnár Gallery.

What made diamonds to be seen as a symbol of love?

Touching on the questions of the superficially constructed female values, Marge Monko examines the storytelling powers of commercialism’s impacts.

Body as more than a mere object of desire – Jan Němec about František Drtikol

How come that someone who used to rule and utilise the light suddenly experiences enlightenment and lets his previous life goals go? This is what I asked the novel’s writer about…

Famous Julia Margaret Cameron album is at risk of being exported from the UK

Cameron’s Norman Album has been placed under a temporary export bar by the arts minister, Michael Ellis.

Iconic Terracotta Army goes to Liverpool

The show at the World Museum came to Merseyside partly because of the popularity in China of Liverpool Football Club.

Five websites with children’s ebooks, for quality time in the online space

The bottomless well of literature, from rhymes to poems, from illustrated tales to YA novels, seems to be a good reason for our little ones to get stuck on the internet.

Here you can download ebooks legally and completely free

A compilation of ebook sites recommended by the Arthereartnow editorial.

Everything about the 18th international literature festival berlin

This year’s program is characterized by five key topics: “Decolonizing Wor:l:ds,” “Nature Writing,” “The Art of Cooking,” “The Politics of Drugs” and “The Evolution of Human Culture”.

Have you ever heard the story of the three spires?

You already saw the cathedral, the skeleton of the destroyed old one reaches a hand to the modern new one. The Christchurch was never restored, but the spire is still there. And this is the Holy Trinity…

It’s always a good sign when language is on the move – interview with Kinga Tóth about her performance show

It’s not like a poem reciting event with background projection and music. For me, all these forms are equal and juxtaposed, I’m creating a “living text body” from their mixture. – Kinga Tóth is preparing for her performance show in the Trafó.

Hello from the horror side!

The storyteller is „simply” a girl, or more likely a bitter and disillusioned woman, who is remembering her youth years. And there is (naturally?) a man, addressed in this second person singular story…

Can you find happiness when you are able to revoke memories?

“I want to show a character who is going through really difficult trials but tries to find the beauty in the chaos. That’s sometimes the best you can do, but it’s always better than giving up.” An interview with Adam Silvera.

Author Ivanka Mogilska on Sudden Streets and the music that inspired it

You can read author Ivanka Mogilska’s secrets, behind the glistering scenes: where, when, how and with whom did she write Sudden Streets?

Body as more than a mere object of desire – Jan Němec about František Drtikol

How come that someone who used to rule and utilise the light suddenly experiences enlightenment and lets his previous life goals go? This is what I asked the novel’s writer about…

His instrument was banned, his fellow musicians killed – the story of Bombino

In the evening, after dinner and milking sheep, camels and goats, people from every tent came together at a common fire where they drank tea, talked about history, recited poems and sang.

The way we play this instrument is like conducting a whole orchester

“I found it fantastic that every organ is different, you can hear completely new sounds, hundreds of years of music is awaken, and there are all these historical organs, still working today, all around the world…”

She heard Jerusalem’s stones crying out to her to sing

“I am the result of the most beautiful mixture and this mixture is the fountain from which I create.” Yasmin Levy on her father, the Sephardim, Jerusalem and the sacredness of music.

Stars of talent shows who won much more than fame

After years of hard work, practice, success in closer circles, many musicians really deserve national recognition and money. And there are some people who win even more in a talent show… Just like these three musicians.

Rising Stars – Young wizards of music bring Europe to Budapest

Even with a magical goblet to choose participants, it wouldn’t be a question why to choose these talented young people over thousands of their fellow students and colleagues.

When an audience is truly with me, I feel that anything is possible – interview with Stanley Jordan

“I knew I had to do this because I had music in my head that I could not make on the guitar.” Meet Stanley Jordan and others, and see him playing the guitar the way no one else does.

We aim to impress fans of big musical emotions – interview with conductor Erki Pehk

“I consider Sinfonietta Rīga as one of the best, if not the best, chamber orchestras in the Baltic region”, says Estonian conductor Erki Pehk.

Consistency in Transformation

To these driving rhythms and storytelling melodies, the quintet adds improvisations and orchestrations with various tones to fully realise their captivating power.

A multilingual theatre installation: Faust 1&2

Following its highly successful premiere in Munich, Pathos Theater, the Bavarian capital’s largest independent company will bring their experimental Faust performance to CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival audiences.

A multilingual theatre installation: Faust 1&2

Following its highly successful premiere in Munich, Pathos Theater, the Bavarian capital’s largest independent company will bring their experimental Faust performance to CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival audiences.

We can go around in augmented reality with our physical body – interview with Ambrus Ivanyos

“This is something like an open world simulation game where the movements of the audience – or more like participants – influence the story.” Interview with Ambrus Ivanyos about how to disappear completely…

We bring the space to life and have a dialogue with it – Shapers’ farewell in Budapest

“The work of Ex Nihilo starts with observation, rereading an intact space, listening to our intuitions, emotions, one or the other idea, moment, feeling.” An interview with Anne Le Batard.

Human voice is the most wonderful prop for dance – choreographer Maurice Béjart’s thoughts on The Magic Flute

“I did not attempt to slip the smallest personal attention, or added message, into an already perfect work; rather, I sought to listen to the score scrupulously (and lovingly), read the libretto and translate…” Maurice Béjart on staging The Magic Flute.

This performance isn’t an end of the debate, it’s an exclamation mark – interview with Fruzsina Háda and Renáta Báder

“Living in the same village doesn’t mean us to hang out together around the clock. Rehearsing gives us good vibes, can’t be put into words how it feels to resonate, crying, grieving, laughing together, engulfed with sympathy comforting each other.” Renáta Báder and Fruzsina Háda speak about Live long, Regina!, an improvisational docudrama by the group SajátSzínház.

Let’s get lost in a crypt with the Tarot Labyrinth!

The performance inspires you to meditate on the different essential archetypical ideas of life – that are recognizable in the Tarot cards – about their relations and their presence in your life or in your actual life situation. 

It’s always a good sign when language is on the move – interview with Kinga Tóth about her performance show

It’s not like a poem reciting event with background projection and music. For me, all these forms are equal and juxtaposed, I’m creating a “living text body” from their mixture. – Kinga Tóth is preparing for her performance show in the Trafó.

Women and men on stage play roles, I went for the individual – interview with choreographer Andrea Mészöly

“I have a recurring dream where I’m roaming around in a house. I always discover new rooms, but somehow I am already aware of them before going in for the first time…” – Choreographer Andrea Mészöly reveals how the dream became a dance show on stage.

Baroque Soap Opera Reloaded

All three works contain references to moments in Wilhelmine’s life: the self-sacrificing, loving sister, the hysterical arguments between her parents, the tyrannical father forcing his daughter to marry, who even condemns his own son to death.

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