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Eszter Szakács

Eszter Szakács is a curator, editor, and researcher in Budapest. She works at the contemporary art organization tranzit.hu, where she is co-editor of the online international art magazine Mezosfera, co-editor of the book IMAGINATION/IDEA: The Beginning of Hungarian Conceptual Art—The László Beke Collection, 1971 (Budapest, Zurich: tranzit.hu, JRP|Ringier, 2014), and she curated the collaborative research project Curatorial Dictionary, which has been realized in online and offline formats, including being one of the participating projects of ICI’s exhibition Publishing Against the Grain. She was a research group member of the …OPEN MUSEUM…project initiated by the Museum of Ethnography, Budapest (2014–2018). She is co-editor with Naeem Mohaiemen of the forthcoming anthology Solidarity Must Be Defended (tranzit.hu – Van Abbemuseum – SALT – Tricontinental – Asia Culture Center, 2020). She is a curatorial team member of the civil initiative OFF-Biennale Budapest. Her practice revolves around questions of internationalism, methods of cultural resistance, relations between Eastern Europe and the Global South, as well as the exhibition form of research.

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2015 Fall Curatorial Intensive Symposium

Fall 2015 Curatorial Intensive: Public Symposium Tuesday, September 22, 2015 10am–1:15pm ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 New York, NY 10013 FREE The Fall 2015 Curatorial Intensive participants will each present their exhibition and project proposals that they have developed throughout the course of the program. Symposium Schedule Welcome and Session 1: 10:00–11:30am Break: […]

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International We Stand

Reports from the Field are perspectives from Curatorial Intensive Alumni from around the world, and reflections on the impact of the global pandemic on their lives, ways of working, their communities, and how they are adapting as a response. Eszter Szakács, Alumna of the Curatorial Intensive Fall ’15, writes from Budapest, Hungary.

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Unofficial Art and Positive Forms of Resistance Today in Hungary

As part of the Curatorial Seminar in Marrakech (February 28–March 1, 2016), Eszter Szakács authored this text after receiving feedback during the seminar.

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The Only Way Out Is Back In: Notes on the Center-Margin Dyad

Curatorial Intensive alum Eszter Szakács reflects on Terry Smith’s “Provincialism Problem” from the vantage point of Central and Eastern European art.

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