Blinken OSA Hosts Exhibition on The Symbols of Socialist Art

February 2, 2017

http://nepszava.hu/cikk/1119463-ismert-es-ismeretlen-szocialista-jelkepek/ - Hungarian news portal nepszava.hu reports: The “sickle and hammer”, or the “red star” are still well-known Communist symbols, but how can we read other images, like “Sun”, or “book” in the context of Communist imagery? This communist Iconologia, similar to Cesare Ripa’s path-breaking work from the 17th century, goes far beyond a simple visual dictionary: it also preserves the worldview – in the most literal sense – of the era. With the help of contemporary artists from the Central and Eastern European region, the exhibition at the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives opening February 2nd, “The Symbols of Socialist Art,” explores and critically re-evaluates this visual dictionary, while also investigating the role of its author in the making of the art history of the 2nd half of the 20th century in Hungary.

Further coverage items:

Nepszava (2.2.2017. p.5. Ismert es ismeretlen szocialista jelkepek) 

Nepszava (2.6.2017. p.5. Voros helyett narancs ember ut) 

http://nepszava.hu/cikk/1119796-voros-helyett-narancs-ember-ut/

http://museum.breuerpress.com/2017/02/06/voros-helyett-narancs-ember-ut/

Magyar Nemzet (2.16.2017. p.12. Multunk ikonikus olvasata) 

http://mno.hu/grund/mikor-krisztusbol-munkashost-krealtak-1386318