Monthly Archive: January 1999

Two Recent Hungarian Films

Tükrözõdések (Mirrorings) – Directed by Istvan Darday and Gyorgyi Szalai. 1998.

Presszo (Espresso) – Directed by Tamas Sas; written by Gabor Nemeth. 1998.

Tükrözõdések is an ambitious and complex experimental film by Istvan Darday and Gyorgyi Szalai. A dense pictorial compilation of the oblique memories and imageries from a dying scientist’s (Teo Fabricius) life. The scientist, suffering from the near fatal injuries of a car crash as well as an unidentified terminal Œailment’ incurred during his work in Chernobyl, has his life threatened by a doctor/Mafioso for some knowledge he possesses about the nuclear disaster. This bizarre film blurs the … Read more

The Art of Tamás Waliczky

Zentrum für Kunst und Medien digital arts edition 1. Karlsuhe: Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, 1988. (CD-ROM)

Tamás Waliczky: Focusing

Tamás Waliczky is among the few artists who have been working with and thinking about the computer for many years, long before it became fashionable, and this depth of involvement can be clearly seen in his works. In his new pieces — “Landscape,” “Sculpture,” “Focus,” the strategies that were already central to “The Garden” (1992), “The Forest” (1993) and “The Way” (1994) are further developed and new ones are being deployed; yet, taken together, these six works look like different … Read more

The Metropolitan Museum of Cherkashin (Online Gallery)


Valery and Natasha Cherkashin
(The Metropolitan Museum of Cherkashin)
26 Bakinskykh Komissarov, 4/1/10
117526, Moscow, Russia
tel: (095) 433 89 73

Valery and Natasha Cherkashin have been working with the imperial cultures of the USSR, Germany, the United States and Great Britain for more than 15 years. In 1992, the Cherkashins developed a conceptual art museum, the “Metropolitan Museum of Cherkashin.” The museum was named in honor of the Moscow Metro, one of the biggest memorials of Soviet time. The following documentation relates to a sequence … Read more

Boris Groys: The Logic of Collecting

S. S.: In your reviews and critical essays, the mechanisms of art collection and their respective institutions, such as the museum and the archive, play a central role. In this conversation, I would like to focus on these concepts, but also on the related issues of memory and forgetting. I want to begin with the activity of collecting and its relationship with the museum. How do you see this relationship? Does the collection shape the museum, or is it on the contrary the museum that determines the collection?

B. G.: The art museum established itself as a collection of originals. … Read more