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Tibor Philipp (1953-2020)

Tibor Philipp (1953-2020)

Member of the Hungarian opposition movement, an activist of Group Inconnu, Tibor Philipp passed away on the 18th of January 2020.

Tibor Philipp joined the group in 1982, and in addition to action art activities, he took part in the production and distribution of samizdat publications. Philipp systematically documented the work of the opposition movement. His photographs of the 80's political movements are well known to the general public. Tibor Philipp was one of the founders of the Hungarian October Party, which, in the spirit of the actionist theater of the 1980s, tried to influence the reforming public sphere with spectacular happenings, including the renaming of streets. He was also in contact with Fidesz (Alliance of Young Democrats), the party's first, orange-free logo was designed by him. After 1989, he retired from public activity. Recently, written materials and artifacts of his activist years have been donated to the Blinken OSA Archives, these are available for research in our Research Room.