Ferenc Gróf (FR/HU)

30.11 - 04.12.2015
French - German edition

In the discussion with Mira Keratová, Ferenc Gróf shared his opinion on the current issues in Central Europe with a special focus on the current Hungarian politics. He defined himself as being an “economic-cultural” migrant locked up in a time-loop between the iron curtain and the Schengen barbed wire.

Ferenc Gróf is an artist and teacher. He is a graduate of the Hungarian Academy of the Arts, Budapest, and since 2012 he has taught at the École Nationale Supérieur d’Art (ENSA) in Bourges. His work considers ideological footprints, at the intersection of graphic design and spatial experiences. He is a founding member of the Parisian co-operative Société Réaliste—founded in 2004—whose work considers questions of contemporary political representations, ideological design, and text-based interventions. Société Réaliste’s recent solo exhibitions include: amal al-gam, acb Gallery, Budapest, 2014; Universal Anthem, tranzit.ro, Cluj, 2013; A Rough Guide to Hell, P!, New York, 2013; Thelema of Nations, Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris, 2013; and Empire, State, Building, MNAC, Bucharest, 2012, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, 2012, and Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2011. Société Réaliste’s work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions and biennials in Shanghai, 2012; Lyon, 2009; and Istanbul, 2009. Gróf lives and works in Paris.

30.11 - 04.12.2015
03.12.2015 / 17:00 / Berlinka – SNG / Public lecture
In the name of the father, and of the father, and of the father – followed by the definition of patriots and protectors of the heritage and patriarchy / Discussion of Ferenc Gróf (FR/HU) with an art-historian and curator Mira Keratová (SK)

Open studio - French - German edition received in 2015 support from the Franco-German Cultural Fund and was implemented in cooperation with the French Institute and the Goethe Institute in Bratislava.