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„A View on V4” – Contemporary art exhibition

Date: 21 Februray - 19 March 2018

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„A View on V4” – Contemporary art exhibition from the Visegrád Countries

The V4 cooperation is not only a common regional foreign policy roadway the background of which is congruent geopolitical interests but a comprehensive interpretation of the Eastern Central European past and, at the same time, building the future with strategic goals as well.
When this format first showed its colors in Visegrád, not far from Budapest on February 5, 1991, our countries had to achieve the goal that the Soviet troops should leave our region without troubles and for good. And that long lost freedom that we had been yearning for should return to us. But already at that time, in the decisive moments of the beginning of the 1990s, you could recognize that the cooperation among the Czechs, Hungarians, Poles and Slovaks was, besides the mutual representation of interests, also the preservation of the values of Eastern Central Europe. Of all the things that was possible to rescue from the boots of the police of the dictatorships in the 20th century. Things that certain global trends have recently started to threaten after we had finally opened up greatly and amid the successful transformation of our region that can now be called of historic significance. It was simultaneously that all these events drew the attention to the necessity of regional cooperation to build the future, and that required taking stock and evaluating the lessons of our common past that goes back at least to a thousand years.
The internal changes in Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia in 1989-90, the restoration of the democratic system, as well as the withdrawal of the threatening Soviet army made it possible for the region of Visegrád to return to its own history that had gone awry for half a millennium.
In the past decades, there have been some minor attempts to display contemporary V4 fine arts. However, the comprehensive approach that we are undertaking now is unprecedented. This present exhibition is to demonstrate that the V4 cooperation is not only limited to politics and the economy, it is bound to underline the cultural values of the spirit of Visegrád in the 21st century and to display a segment of contemporary fine arts in the Headquarters of the European Union. Hungary - as the Presidency of the V4 - has made conscious efforts to build bridges between our region and Brussels in order to gain a new momentum in the field of cultural life beyond the existing political and economic cooperation. 

 

Venue: Art Thema Gallery, 51 Rue de la Madeleine, 1000 Brussels
Duration of the exhibition: February 21 to March 19, 2018

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FEATURED EVENTS

Feb 17.
- Apr 15.
Writing, Trace and Grid - Exhibition of Kamill Major
Balassi Institute, 10 Treurenberg, 1000 Brussels
Feb 21.
- Mar 19.
„A View on V4” – Contemporary art exhibition from the Visegrád Countries
Art Thema Gallery, 51 Rue de la Madeleine, 1000 Brussels
Feb 22.
- Feb 25.
Foire du Livre - Brussels book fair
Avenue du Port 86C – 1000 Bruxelles
Feb 25.
- Feb 25.
Hungaromania
Naamsesteenweg 355, 3001 Leuven (Heverlee)
Feb 27.
- Feb 27.
Lecture of Zsuzsanna Böröcz, PhD about the role of stained glasses in architecture
Balassi Institute, Treurenberg 10, 1000 Brussels
Mar 07.
- Mar 07.
HUNGARIAN MOTIVES - Hungarian folk music and dance performance
Brüsszeli Balassi Intézet, 1000 Brüsszel, Treurenberg 10.
Mar 10.
- Mar 10.
Spring Folk Night
GC Ten Weyngaert Bondgenotenstraat 54, 1190 Vorst,

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