Sublime Today?


FKSE // May 18 // 17:00h

Discussioun without the roundtable

Moderator: Zsuzsanna Szegedi-Varga, multimedia artist (SAIC)

Guest speakers:

– Emese Mucsi, curator and chief editor (Artmagazin online)

– József Tillman, philosopher and essayist (MOME)

– Márió Nemes Z., poet, critic, and esthete (ELTE)

– Márk Horváth, philosopher (co-founder of Absentology)

– Gergő Pintér, mathematician (Metamorfózis)

Driven by the analysis of absence, the main focus of this thesis is the absent condition of discourse on the Sublime in Hungarian contemporary art. The main question is why the contemporary version of the heavily outdated word is missing. Where was the fault line when the meaning of The Sublime renewed on the West and in America leaving the Hungarian development behind. What is the culture political backdrop of the absence and is there a chance for Hungary-specific renewal?

Zsuzsanna will summarize her research at the discussion at FKSE and invite the guest speakers to discuss the questions with the audience. Are there new interpretations and if so, what are the tendencies regarding the Hungarian contemprary Sublime? Why can this outdated word and missing concept be so important in current contemporary art? Since this topic focuses on the importance of discourse, we welcome all comments and questions.

Zsuzsanna Szegedi-Varga, multimedia artist from Boston spent eight months on her research in Budapest during her final year at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. During her stay she was the resident artist at AQB (Art Quarter Budapest) és Budapest Art Factory studio residencies. This program was co-organized by FKSE (Studio Association for Young Contemporary Artist) and AQB.