The exhibition !Revolution? connects the substantial issues and forms of manifestation (such as demonstrations, spontaneous forms of expression, the role of media, publicity and their symbolic appearance) of revolutions along a time axis with the events preceding and following 1956 (the 1919 Soviet Republic of Hungary, the 1968 events in France and the Prague Spring) and with the current events of our days. The selected works represent several methods which, with the help of formal and/or comparative analysis, endeavor to highlight some striking details in various correlations out of often baffling masses of information. At the same time, the artists direct attention at their own work, that is, artistic activity as a relevant political and social act, insomuch as they make the recipient conscious of the significant intermediary and social responsibility of their artistic activity.
The exhibition’s discursive endeavor is further emphasized by its architectural design, which gives ground to multiple interpretations of similar phenomena.
The Kunsthalle, Budapest hosts the third part of the exhibition (after Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin and Centre d’art Passerelle, Brest), augmented with new artists and artistic positions as well as historical materials.