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Beyond Walls
2008

Beyond Walls

Péter Rákosi

LEFT-RIGHT (Hungary, 1996-1999)

Péter Rákosi photographed political demonstrations in the new Hungary, after the fall of communism. He chose dates on which the achievements of the communist and fascist past were celebrated, such as March 15, October 23 and May 1. The original meaning of the dates is related to revolution and class struggle. After 1989 these were however generally exchanged for contemporary concerns. Only the old iconography continued to exist. In this way the demonstrators presented themselves as relics of the past and as the losers of the post-communist era. With his 'post-historic' series LEFT-RIGHT Rákosi wants to definitively bury the past.

  • LEFT-RIGHT (Hungary, 1996-1999)

    Péter Rákosi photographed political demonstrations in the new Hungary, after the fall of communism. He chose dates on which the achievements of the communist and fascist past were celebrated, such as March 15, October 23 and May 1. The original meaning of the dates is related to revolution and class struggle. After 1989 these were however generally exchanged for contemporary concerns. Only the old iconography continued to exist. In this way the demonstrators presented themselves as relics of the past and as the losers of the post-communist era. With his 'post-historic' series LEFT-RIGHT Rákosi wants to definitively bury the past.

  • LEFT-RIGHT (Hungary, 1996-1999)

  • LEFT-RIGHT (Hungary, 1996-1999)

  • LEFT-RIGHT (Hungary, 1996-1999)

  • LEFT-RIGHT (Hungary, 1996-1999)

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