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.

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.

See how six young artists multitask in the Ani Molnár Gallery

This year, the Ani Molnár Gallery is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. The gallery starts the year with a group…

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.

Soul for Sale ~ A short story by Susan Anwin

The survivor moved on. He didn’t know how long he had been wandering, as the sky was the same nondescript gray, with no evidence of sunrise or sunset.

Drifter ~ A short story by Susan Anwin

“She turned and saw the pince-nez lying abandoned on the concrete. The man was nowhere to be seen.”

The Last Dawn ~ A short story by Susan Anwin

“It was the subtlest form of torture, making sure you’re aware that these are the very last hours of your existence.”

A series of Susan Anwin’s short stories is launching at Art Here Art Now tomorrow

Let us introduce you writer Susan Anwin, whose short stories are going to appear on our website from tomorrow on for six weeks!

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.

Glittering like gold – five personalities, five special-themed concerts

We can expect a diverse programme, but the incredible quality links all five individual concerts together. Gold Standard series of the Pannon Philharmonics.

Budapest opens festival season in Europe – 39. Spring Festival launches on 5 April

“We are the Budapest Spring Festival”, says executive director Csaba Káel. Franz Liszt, Russian culture and the 100-year-old Bauhaus in the spotlight.

Branford Marsalis: Playing with Sting for four years was a great experience

“Working with singers, you have to understand that you are in a support role. Now that we are a quartet again, we use that experience to support each other.”

Twenty-two students join professional musicians at the Classical Chill Out concert

Students on stage, students in the audience. A cool experience of classical music, mostly (but not exclusively) for young people…

Tomoki Sakata: I admire Liszt and Hungary is my all-time favorite

Péter Dobszay and the Szeged Symphony Orchestra, Müpa, 24 February 2019, 7:30 pm Thinking about he is only 26 and…

It’s not about you in the music, it’s about music in yourself

She answers the phone and I’m astonished how beautiful her voice is. I can imagine her leading a meditation group…

Why did Gilbert Varga decide to sign a contract with the Pannon Philharmonic? – video

Gilbert Varga, the British conductor with Hungarian roots, found his way “back home” last February when he performed in Hungary….

Even the conductor was outraged because of my blonde wig – interview with Karine Babajanyan

The Land of Smiles, Müpa, 1 February 2019, 7 pm We caught the incredibly nice opera singer, Karine Babajanyan, for…

Here is Erik Satie, maybe the only real hero of the (not so) belle époque

Easy Grace – PFZ, Müpa, Béla Bartók Concert Hall, 25 January 2019, 7:30 pm „We should have a music of our…

Even the conductor was outraged because of my blonde wig – interview with Karine Babajanyan

The Land of Smiles, Müpa, 1 February 2019, 7 pm We caught the incredibly nice opera singer, Karine Babajanyan, for…

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.

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