Budapest (MTI) – The history of the 20th century is presented by 26 artists from 16 countries at an exhibition to open at the Hungarian National Gallery.

Titled ‘Turning Points’, the international exhibition has been initiated by European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), to commemorate historical events such as the breakout of the two world wars, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain and the Central European countries’ accession to the European Union, curator Zsolt Petranyi said on Tuesday.

Jutta Gehrig, the rotating president of EUNIC, said there had been an inner need for reflecting on turning points of history everywhere by European nations, even if with different overtones.

Exhibiting artists include Motoyuki Shitamichi of Japan, Shy Abady of Israel, Transylvanian Hungarian Zsolt Bodoni, the Slovenian Laibach group and Italy’s Paolo Ventura.

The exhibition will open its doors to visitors on Friday.

Photo: MTI – Balazs Mohai


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