The Traces of Revolutions
Program series at Blinken OSA – November, 2017
On the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution, Blinken OSA presents a unique program series under the title "The Traces of Revolutions". In Blinken Osa's Galeria Centralis László Rajk's installation will be complemented by a historical exhibition, a student debate is organized about the revolution, the experiment of communism will be discussed at a conference. A film screening series will reflect upon the era, and a play by Heiner Müller (Mauser) will be staged, with Eszter Csákányi, Dávid Csányi, Gergő Kaszás and Blanka Mészáros appearing in the leading roles.
November 7, Tuesday
The Missing Staircase – Installation by László Rajk (Architect and designer)
November 7, Tuesday, 2017. 5:30-7:00 p.m.
The Traces of Revolutions – Is the Revolution a question of principle?
Student debate at Blinken OSA: on the anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution students from two Budapest high schools will participate in a public debate discussing the goals, results and the afterlife of revolutions in general in a historical and moral context.
November 16-17, Thursday–Friday
The Spectrum of Communism – Conference and film screening
The two-day symposium addresses left wing political thought and artistic practice in a transnational context. It explores the historiographic shifts that affected knowledge production in humanities and social sciences, as well as developments in the field of arts.
Film Screening – November 17, 5:00 p.m.
The Real October (Katrin Rothe / Switzerland, France, Germany / 90’)
The Missing Siege – Film screenings
- November 16, 2017. 6:00–7:30 p.m. Storming of the Winter Palace (Nikolai Evreinov, 1920) with introduction by Yuri Tsivian (University of Chicago) and Daria Khitrova (Harvard University)
- November 22, 2017. 6:00–8:30 p.m. October (Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein, 1927–28) with introduction by Oksana Sarkisova (Blinken OSA)
- November 29, 2017. 6:00–8:00 p.m. Agitators (directed by Dezső Magyar, 1969) with introduction by István Rév (Blinken OSA)
November 24 and 25, 2017, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Heiner Müller: Mauser (Director: Panni Néder)
The premiere of the play Mauser (by Heiner Müller), performed by Eszter Csákányi, Dávid Csányi, Gergő Kaszás, Blanka Mészáros, directed by Panni Néder. The performance is a critical reflexion on Bertolt Brecht's play, Die Maßnahme (1930) .