Archive // Time capsule

The starting point for the FKSE 2020/MMXX annual exhibition is a book and a question. The book is We are Not Ducks on a Pond but Ships at Sea. Independent Art Initiatives, Budapest 1989-2009, which provides a kind of overview and segment of the first twenty years of the independent art scene after the system change. The duck-book is already ten years old. Over the past ten years, the formation of the scene has been just as unpredictable as it was in those twenty years after the system change – and its fragility and vulnerability are much more evident. The question is, can we make an attempt to review the past ten years? Is it possible to see these ten years as a whole? Moreover, is it relevant from the point of view of FKSE to even reflect on it subjectively? In fact: can we think of "something" together over the past ten years? And who are we?

Curators: Zsófia Frazon etnographer and Kristóf Kovács (Gergely Sajnos) CSI
Venue: FKSE, Budapest, Hungary
Duration of the Exhibition: 08/09/2020 – 17/10/2020
Opening speech by Tibor Várnagy


Enterior photos by Zsuzsa Simon