In light of the current developments in Hungarian politics, this book presents two artists who critically analyze Hungarian society from different perspectives. It is published to accompany the eponymous exhibition at the Emil Schumacher Museum in Hagen. Csaba Nemes (1966) addresses topics such as the refugee crisis, racism towards the Roma community, and memories of Hungary’s communist past. His pictures feature outdoor spaces such as landscapes, houses, and public places. Dia Zékány (1987) documents crowded, messy interiors – representative of the reality of petty bourgeois families.
In their juxtaposition, the two contemporary positions give a glimpse of the country and put a spotlight on its complex history and present. The publication therefore provides an outside perspective on images that have been created from the inside.