Szabolcs KissPál, The Rise of the Fallen Feather, 2016, videostill, copyright by the artist
Geopolitics

Identity, 24 December 2020

Szabolcs KissPál, The Rise of the Fallen Feather, 2016, videostill, copyright by the artist

Staging identity: the fictitious archaeological museum of Szabolcs KissPál

Investigation by Ágnes Horváth

Summary

At the end of 2017 in Budapest, the artist Szabolcs KissPál presented his Hungarian Trilogy, a prolific project which still today sheds a singular light on Viktor Orbán’s Hungary, a century after the trauma of the Treaty of Trianon which signed the dismantling of Austria-Hungary. Under the guise of a historical retrospective bringing together documents, objects and films retracing the painful history of the country in the 20th century, the exhibition cleverly blurs the lines, mixing the true and the false, to expose the difficult legacy of a nation haunted by deep wounds.

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