Somewhere in Europe - Gaudiopolis
Artists: Architecture Uncomfortable Workshop, Binelde Hyrcan, Mikulán Dávid
Curator: Katalin Székely, Consultant: Zsolt K. Horváth
Curator Assistant: Csaba Gál
Research: Katalin Dobó, Csaba Gál, Enikő Gyureskó, Judit Hegedüs, Anna Mazanik, András Mink, Zsolt K. Horváth, Katalin Székely, Péter Szokolai, Örs Tari, Zsuzsa Zádori
Venue: Galeria Centralis, Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (1051 Budapest, Arany János u. 32.)
Date: September 30 – October 29, 2017.
Opening hours: Tuesday–Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
Gaudiopolis was one of the many smaller communities in Hungary that set out to build a better world on the ruins of the previous one. The exhibition will present the history of Gaudiopolis along with similar initiatives that most often were born out of the courage, perseverance and enthusiasm of private individuals (or smaller groups) who were driven by their beliefs in a just and equal society. The research and exhibition project includes both archival materials and works of contemporary art reflecting on the ideas and realities of a Children’s Republic, but will also explore the period of the 2nd Republic of Hungary.