Dec 12, 2015, Knockdown Center, New York

Video screening and panel discussion on art from Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland.

Private Nationalism Project took place as an exhibition series at arts venues throughout Central Europe and beyond. Using visual artworks, discussions, and publications, the project directed attention to the urgency of totalizing nationalist developments of the former Soviet bloc by shedding light on overlooked issues of the daily life, and the subtle processes by which ideologies infiltrate and are absorbed into the citizenry. It involved the work of many curators and artists as it traveled and changed shape in each city: Budapest, Bratislava, Dresden, Krakow, Košice, Prague.

Knockdown Center hosts a screening and discussion generated from this expansive project. The presentation is divided into 3 parts focusing on Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. Each screening section will be followed by a 15min discussion.
– Hungarian part will be presented by Edit András (Hungary/USA, art historian)
– Czech and Slovak part will be presented by Ilona Németh (Slovakia, artist), Matej Vakula (Slovakia/USA, artist) and Viera Levitt (Slovakia/USA, UMass Dartmouth Gallery Director)
– Polish part will be presented by Magdalena Moskalewicz (Poland/USA, art historian and curator)

Supported by Trust of Mutual Understanding, NY

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