IF YOU REMEMBER, THAT MEANS YOU WEREN’T EVEN THERE
Interview with Ferenc Hammer about the Black Hole and the subcultures around 1989

The Black Hole (1988-1994) was a legendary club in Budapest in Golgota street. It was the first place in the country to gather underground subcultures, and its history is linked with the political changes of 1989. We had a chat with Ferenc Hammer, the chair of the Media and Communication department at ELTE about young people, politics, punk and H&M’s Ramones t-shirts. INTERVIEW BY PANNI PUSKÁS.

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“IT WOULD BE A SHAME TO WIPE IT OFF THE MAP”
András Török, the former president of the National Cultural Fund.

Its launch in 1994 was glorious and full of hope. It was an independent organization set out to finance culture. It was gradually subjugated, then engulfed by the ministry, by power. In 2019 almost 11 billion HUF was available, the lion’s share of which was used by the minister and the projects determined by the ministry. AN INTERVIEW BY JUDIT CSÁKI.

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IF YOU REMEMBER, THAT MEANS YOU WEREN’T EVEN THERE
Interview with Ferenc Hammer about the Black Hole and the subcultures around 1989

The Black Hole (1988-1994) was a legendary club in Budapest in Golgota street. It was the first place in the country to gather underground subcultures, and its history is linked with the political changes of 1989. We had a chat with Ferenc Hammer, the chair of the Media and Communication department at ELTE about young people, politics, punk and H&M’s Ramones t-shirts. INTERVIEW BY PANNI PUSKÁS.

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LASTING FRIENDSHIPS
An interview with Philip Arnoult

When someone speaks about US and Hungarian theatrical relationships, you cannot miss his name. Philip Arnoult, head of the Center for International Theatre Development (CITD) says that he spent his whole life in different spaces waiting for something to happen. And it was worth doing it. AN INTERVIEW BY TAMÁS JÁSZAY.

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“IT WOULD BE A SHAME TO WIPE IT OFF THE MAP”
András Török, the former president of the National Cultural Fund.

Its launch in 1994 was glorious and full of hope. It was an independent organization set out to finance culture. It was gradually subjugated, then engulfed by the ministry, by power. In 2019 almost 11 billion HUF was available, the lion’s share of which was used by the minister and the projects determined by the ministry. AN INTERVIEW BY JUDIT CSÁKI.

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ETERNALLY INCOMPLETE
THE RENEWED MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

After almost three years’ work and spending around 15 billion HUF, the Museum of Fine Arts reopened in the autumn. The building underwent its greatest reconstruction of its history, but at first glance all we see are minor face lifts. Which only shows that the designers were on the right track. A REPORT BY ANDRÁS ZSUPPÁN

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A FEAST FOR THE EYE
Ruben Brandt, Collector

Who have not wished for their favourite paintings in a museum to come to life and tell the continuation of the story captured in the moment? Ruben Brandt, Collector is an animated feature film built on exactly that desire, while conjuring an intriguing story around the classics set in motion. And it manages to do so without becoming overtly didactic. A Review by SÁNDOR ZSIGMOND PAPP.

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