Vilnius - European Capital of Culture 2009 project ARTscape presents Hungarian month with Csaba Nemes.
Csaba Nemes integrates painting, drawings, film and animation to reflect on the issues of importance to the society – collective and cultural memory, remnants of the socialist past, and the impact of political change on everyday lives of simple folk. The Hungarian artist’s exhibition “The Last House” consists of paintings and a video work titled “Softies”. It focuses on complex relationships between representation and publicity, romantic mass media clichés and social roles. In 2007, Csaba Nemes was chosen to represent his country in the Venice Biennale, but later Hungarian Ministry of Culture overruled the decision, which was conceived as the evidence of censorship, and aim to control and suppress radical art.
Vilnius - European Capital of Culture 2009 project ARTscape is a large-scale project that involves contemporary art, cinema and jazz, co-organized by some of the most qualified cultural institutions: Kino Pavasaris, Vilnius Jazz and Vartai Gallery. Throughout the year 2009 and in the beginning of 2010 these three experienced institutions will be presenting the contemporary culture scenes of twelve European countries, the cities of which are, were, or will become European capitals of culture. The three different media – art, cinema and music – will outline the diagrams of dynamic cultural processes.