Ludwig Museum in Budapest last December 17 inaugurated an interesting exhibition under the title “Taiwan Calling – Elusive Island”. The exhibition presents a group of Taiwanese artists born after the World War II and who explore themes of a historical, political, ethical, social and cultural nature emerging in their countryâs society nowadays.
And since then, Taiwanese society has witnessed great changes at a cultural and political level and artists have since then helped to shape and give the image to a new identity to the country, which is also reflected in new styles of painting and artistic exploration, changes that are brilliantly reflected in the work presented in this exhibition. At the beginning, these creative experiments were addressed to the imitation of Western art; however, in recent years they have seen their own course in the Taiwanese art, which has drawn worldwide attention.
And until March 6, we can see some of the most interesting installations and video art by artists such as Cheng-Ta, Chien-Chi Chang, Yu-Chin Tseng, who have provided great impulses to the Taiwanese art. The topics covered in their innovative work are about immigration, integration, intercultural communication and generational conflicts in their society. However, the new generations of artists born in the 70´s, who have grown up under more pleasant socio-economic circumstances, are not so much concerned about political and social issues, but more addressed towards personal introspection and contemplation.
More info at:http://www.ludwigmuseum.hu
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Translated by: salome antigone
MunkĂĄcsi Martin was a pioneer of photojournalism, who paved the way for one of the most important visual cultures of our time. His biography reads like a Hollywood story, of the American dream come true. Born in Hungary in 1896, he was a huge success in Germany and the United States in the 30Â´s and 40Â´s, becoming the highest-paid photographer of his time.
He started as a sports event photographer, then worked with the legendary Lazlo Moholy-Nagy for such renowned German magazines as Uhu, Koralle and Die Dame. But like many artists, intellectuals and geniuses of his time, he fled to the U.S. when the Nazi party took power in Germany in the 30´s, and was sponsored by Harper´s Bazaar magazine in New York.
Here his work began to revolutionize the field of fashion photography. He emphasized composition and editing of images. Mythical figures of cinema and public life such as Katherine Hepburn, Leslie Howard, Fred Astaire and the iconic Marlene Dietrich posed in front of his lens. However, with the rapid transformation of the medium after the 40´s and a major shift in aesthetic patterns, magazines gradually began to lose interest in his work, until finally the star photographer fell into oblivion.
The exhibition “Martin MunkĂĄcsi: Think while you shoot” which opened on OctoberÂ 7th at the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, after passing through Hamburg, Berlin, New York, San Francisco and Moscow, rescues the groundbreaking work of the photographer from obscurity, to commemorate the great achievements that he contributed to photojournalism.
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Translated by: salome antigone