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20121110061010-201210_kk [VIDEO] Interview with Tamás St.Turba   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Jakup Ferri, Ion Grigorescu, Jaroslav Kysa, Imre Lepsényi, Société Réaliste, Tamas St.Turba, Ulrich Vogl at Balassi Institut - Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB) October 19th, 2012 - January 27th, 2013
Posted 11/11/12

In 1992, after he had returned from his exile in Switzerland, IPUT / ST. TURBA transformed the Statue of Liberty in Budapest into a soul. He covered the 40-metre-tall statue – which had been built under the Stalinist regime on the occasion of the liberation of Budapest by the Red Army from the Nazi occupation – in a huge, white gown with two black holes for eyes and it blew there in the wind for four days above Budapest. The Statue of Liberty’s Soul remains, more then twenty years after its first appearance, a living... [more]

Headless_wed Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Kate Cooper, Johan Hjerpe, Richard John Jones, K.D., Seth Lower, Société Réaliste, Goldin + Senneby at Mission 17 June 5th, 2009 - July 18th, 2009
Posted 7/11/09

“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, for I am the great and powerful OZ!” yelled the wizard in L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz.” The Great Oz or the man behind the curtain turns out to be a humbug – a hoax or a jest, or as Dorothy says, “a very bad man,” in the classic movie. Curated by Mission 17 assistant director and curator, Laura Mott, the works in The Man Behind the Curtain traverse the liminal space in between truth and deceit, commerce and theft, as well as publ... [more]

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