Ludwig Museum hosts Estonian-Hungarian contemporary art

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The Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art opened its "Related by Sister Languages: Estonian-Hungarian Contemporary Art Exhibition" on Thursday, September 17.

Kristina Norman: Bring Back My Fire Gods (video still, courtesy of the artist)

Guests at the official opening were greeted by Julia Fabényi, director of the Ludwig Museum, and Kristi Karelsohn, ambassador-designate of Estonia. A talk was given by the curator of the exhibition, Krisztina Szipőcs. The list of exhibiting artists includes Ákos Birkás, Dénes Farkas, Kaido Ole, Marko Mäetamm, and Kristina Norman.

"Hungarian and Estonian are both languages of Finno-Ugric origin, even if this scientifically proven fact is questioned from time to time," says the introduction to the exhibition on the Ludwig Museum website. "Living thousands of kilometers apart for centuries, the Estonian and Hungarian people have undoubtedly taken entirely different historical courses, and although genetically we no longer have much to show for it, our language (which is at once the basis of our thinking) connects us."

"Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, the exhibition examines the points of intersection between Nordic, Baltic and Central European history and experience in the present of the 21st century, where Estonia and Hungary are both building their futures within the bounds of the European Union," the introduction adds.

The exhibition, dedicated to the centenary of the Republic of Estonia, runs until January 6, 2019.

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