VISEGRAD VISIBILITY II. - Látványos Visegrád - 
SECOND YEAR/2011-2012


Part 12.
Visegrad Global Local 
January 27, 2012, 18.00 PM - Bratislava - Slovakia
at Kultúrne Centrum Dunaj (Nedbalova 3 Bratislava)

Closing Event of the Project
Exhibition, discussion, readings - see the photos...

Photo exhibition from the works of the Visegrad Visibility Art Group (Julia Baier, Markéta Bendová, Daša Barteková, Gabriella Csoszó, Tomáš Gindl, Barbora Holubová, Anto Ivancsu, Kata Kóti, Magdalena Malińska, Kata Somogyvári, Chris Spatschek, Csaba Szentesi, Rita Tuczai, Zsuzsa Varró, Zuzanna Zborilová) prepared during the Visegrad Visibility summer workshops in Šamorín, Banska Stiavnica, Brno and Kraków. Curator of the exhibition is Gabriella Csizek from the Hungarian Photographers’ House – Mai Manó Ház. 

Exhibition opening: Jiri Sykora, International Visegrad Fund.

The exhibition opening will be followed by Visegrad journals’ presentations with literary readings and music.

Visegrad poetry readings from the journals Romboid (SK), Host (CZ), Lettre (HU) with Katerina Rudcenkova, Katarina Kucbelova and Anna Szabó T. and Marek Sečkař (HOST, Brno).

Presentation of the Visegrad issues of the Slovak cultural magazin Vlna with the contribution of Virág Erdős and János Háy (HU), and the Visegrad issue of Magyar Lettre, with  the contribution of Jana Benová (SK) and Petr Cichon (CZ), who will sing his poems.

During the event there is going to be the presentation of the common English language issue of V4 journals: Host, Res Publica Nowa, Lettre, Kultura + Kontext  titled as „Central Europe as City” and the authors will speak about the coming common English language journal Visegrad Insight with Wojciech Prybylski as editor in chief.

The event will be moderated by the editors Eva Karadi (HU) and Renata Deakova (SK).

Part 11.
Visegrad Small Total 
January 23, 2012, 18.00 PM, Budapest - Hungary
at the Slovak Institute in Budapest (1088 Budapest, VIII. Rákóczi út 15.) 

LETTRE and VLNA - Visegrad issue publication presentation

Reading, screaning, round table discussion. 

Participants:  Veronika Šikulová, Katarína Kucbelová, Erdős Virág, Háy János, Renáta Deáková, Szabó T. Anna, G. Kovács László, Vlado Janček, Eva Andrejčaková, Gabriella Magová, Peter Šulej (VLNA), Karádi Éva (LETTRE)

with the support of IVF and "Nyújtsunk kezet!" program (OSI)

Part 10.
Visegrad Small Total 
January 18, 2012, 18.00 PM, Miskolc - Hungary
Miskolci Városi Galéria, Miskolc City Gallery (3530 Miskolc, Rákóczi u. 2)

Readings, screenings and roundtable discussions in Miskolc, on the results of the Visegrad Visibility II. project.  Presentation of the Hungarian Lettre special Visegrad Visibility Issue called Visegrad Small Local, illustrated by photographs made during the Visegrad Visibility II travelling workshops in Brno and Krakow during the summer of 2011.
Participants: Gábor Hushegyi (SK), Endre Koronczi (HU) the discussion is moderated by Eva Karadi (HU) 

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Part 9.
Visegrad Global Local
December 15, 2011, Budapest - Hungary
2B Gallery (Budapest, IX. Ráday u. 47.)

Exhibition Finnissage with readings 

Presentation of the special Visegrad issue - Visegrad Small Local - of Hungarian LETTRE Literary discussion with Gábor Csordás, András Pályi, Anna Szabó T., Gábor Németh, moderated by Éva Karádi, Editor-in Chief of Hungarian Lettre International.


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Part 8.
Visegrad Global Local
November 16 - December 15, 2011, Budapest - Hungary
2B Gallery (Budapest, IX. Ráday u. 47.)

Photo exhibition - Visegrad Visibility Art Group
Opening: November 16, 2011, Wednesday 6 pm

Opened by József Mélyi and Michal Cerny
Curator: Gabriella Csizek
Artists: Peter Bartak, Markéta Bendová, Dasa Bertoková, Tomas Gindl, Barbora Holubová, Kata Kóti, Magdalena Malinska, Kata Somogyvári, Chris Spatschek, Csaba Szentesi, Rita Turczai, Zsuzsa Varró, Zuzanna Zborilová

Part 7.

Visegrad Poetesse - During the festival Den Poezie
November 15, 2011, Tuesday 6 pm, Prague - Czech RepublicSlovak Institute Prague. (Adresse: Jilská 450/16, 110 00  Praha - Old Town, phone number and contact person: +420 224 948 135, Mrs. Viera Kučerova)

Visegrad Poetesse – four poets in four languages
Poetry readings and discussion with the young Visegrad poetesses Katarína Kucbelová (SK), Kateřina Rudčenková (CZ), Anna Szabó T. (HU), Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkało (PL). Presentation of the internet anthology by Renata Deáková (SK)

The event is part of the “Visegrad Visibility” project of the European Cultural Fundation Budapest, supported by the International Visegrad Fund,

The project “Visegrad Poetess” was a multilingual poetry translation workshop, which took place at the Hungarian Translator House Balatonfüred in April 2011. It aimed to provide a framework for high-quality literary translation directly between the “small” Central European languages. Through the different layers of the mediation the original intents of the authors often disappear, that is, why it was so exceptional, that young women poets from the V4 countries worked together in a workshop with an English poetess, and translated each others poems directly. In the framework of this intensive cooperation and cultural exchange different local and international languages, literary voices and poetics met, enriched and mutually inspired each other. Participants of the project were the young poets: Katarína Kucbelová (SK), Kateřina Rudčenková (CZ), Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkało (PL), Anna Szabó T. (HU) working with Clare Pollard (UK). These young poets inspired each other during these days at the Translator House Balatonfüred. They have spent 3 days with discussing, interpreting and translating each others poems, and have been sharing the results with their audience during a series of events in Budapest, Brno, Krakow and on the boat MS Stadt Wien | between  Bratislava –Vienna (Literature in Flux project of HALMA network of literary houses). Their next reading will take place in Prague during the Day of Poetry, Den Poezie

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Part 6.

V4 Journal Meeting and Literary Reading - the Lettre Journal and guests:
November 4, 2011, Friday 6 pm, Pécs - Hungary
Művészetek Háza (Pécs, Széchenyi tér 7.)

Literary reading and discussion with Zoltán Bencze, János Háy, Tamás Halmai, József Takáts, Wojciech Przybylski, Artur Celinski, Éva Karádi, moderated by Zorán Patarcsics

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Part 5.

V4 Journal Meeting and Literary Reading - the Lettre Journal and guests:
November 2, 2011, Wednesday 6 pm, Budapest - Hungary
Polish Institute (Budapest, VI. Nagymező u. 15.)

Presentation and discussion of a new common English language issue of the Visegrad journals Res Publica Nowa (PL), Host (CZ), Kritika & Kontext (SK), Lettre (HU) with the participation of Polish and Hungarian editors, authors and discutants András Bozóki, Artur Celiński, Gábor Csordás, Wojciech Prybyłski, László Rajk, Csaba Zahorán.

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Part 4.
poetry reading on the ship MS WIEN, as part of the Literature in Flux HALMA project
on the way from Bratislava to Vienna
October 26, 2011, Wednesday 

11 am with Eva Karadi (HU) and Renata Deakova  (SK)
3 pm  with Katarina Kucbelová (SK), Katerina Rudcenkova (CZ), Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkalo (PL), Anna Szabó T. (HU)

This is an event where the European Cultural Foundation, Budapest presents its Visegrad cooperation networks. The audience will meet the results of our different Visegrad cultural projects in the framework of the representative European international literary program called Literature in Flux organized by the HALMA-network of the Literary houses all over Europe. 

The show will take place on the boat MS Stadt Wien on October 26, Wednesday between Bratislava and Vienna presenting at 11 am the online-project (Renata Deakova and Eva Karadi). At 3 pm the results of the cooperation of young poets from the Visegrad countries will be presented by Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkalo (PL), Katerina Rudcenková (CZ), Katarina Kucbelová (SK) and Anna Szabo T. (HU). This project started with a three-days workshop at the Translator’s House in Balatonfüred where they have translated each others poems, and is going on with readings, discussions and publications in the Visegrad countries and also for an English and German speaking audience and readership, to give an insight into the recent literary scenes and tendencies in the Visegrad countries.

Part 3.
Visegrad Round Table Discussion at the Zilina Literary Festival Visegrad 
about national identity, cultural memory and the memory of politics

October 4, 2011, Tuesday 4 pm at Nadácia POLIS, Zilina - Slovakia
(Mariánske námestie 31, 010 01 Žilina)

with the Visegrad writers Krzysztof Varga (PL), Viktor Horvath (HU), Pavol Rankov (SK), moderation: Eva Karadi, interpretation: Renata Deakova

About the Writers:

Pavol Rankov (1964, Poprad)  is a writer of prose fiction, essayist, journalist, information scientist and university pedagogue, after completing his secondary schooling in Bratislava studied library science at the Philosophical Faculty of Bratislava's Comenius University (1983-1987). He worked as a methodologist in the Slovak National Library in Martin (1987-1990) and in the Slovak Pedagogic Library in Bratislava (1991-1992). From 1993 he has worked at the Department of Library Science and Scientific Information at Comenius University in Bratislava. He participates in projects with Slovak Radio. He lives in Bratislava.

Krzysztof Varga (born 1968, Warsaw) was born to a Polish mother and a Hungarian father, he holds a degree in Polish Studies from Warsaw University. He's a writer and journalist, literary critic, the long-serving editor of the culture section of "Gazeta Wyborcza".

Latest books:

  • "Nagrobek z lastryko" ["Terazzo Tombstone"], Wydawnictwo Czarne, Wołowiec 2007.
  • "Gulasz z turula" ["Turul Goulash"], Wydawnictwo Czarne, Wołowiec 2008.
  • "Aleja Niepodległości" ["Independence Avenue"], Wydawnictwo Czarne, Wołowiec 2010.

Viktor Horváth (1962, Pécs) is a writer and translator. He studied for his Ph.D. at the University of Miskolc. Since 2003 he has been teaching the theory of poetic structure and the history of form in medieval and late-medieval times at the University of Pécs. He is a translator from English, German, and Spanish. His guidebook, Over There, or New York Variations (Át avagy New York-variációk) appeared in 2004. His latest book is Török tükör (Turkish Mirror, Jelenkor Publishers, Pécs, 2009). The book takes the reader on a journey back in time to 16th century Hungary, a suzerainty of the victorious Sultan Suleyman, whose everyday life we see through the eyes of a lively Turkish adolescent.


Part 2.
Memory, Culture and Identity 2

June 30 - July 7, 2011, Krakow - PolandIn co-operation with the Visegrad Summer School of Villa Decius.

June 30 Dealing with the recent past (Martin M. Simecka), 8 pm Massolit Café 

July 1    Literary evening, Visegrad Poetry in Massolit Café, 7 pm

             (Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkalo and Katarina Kucbelova)

July 4    Visegrad Journals’ Workshop in Villa Decius, 2-5 pm

July 5    Janusz Mucha

July 6    Bathory-Express (Patrícia Pászt)

Part 1.
Memory, Culture and Identity 1.

June 22-30, 2011, Brno - Czech RepublicIn co-operation with the summer school of the Masaryk University Social Studies Faculty

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List of lectures and workshops

"Conceptual Foudations of Cultural Memory Studies"
"Cultures and Memories"
"Identities and Memories"

Topics of workshops:
Workshop on Memories, Identities and Storytelling
Workshop on the Post-War Displacement
Workshop on Memory Struggles and the Changes of Urban Space Workshop

Detailed program

June 22   Welcome meeting for the Visegrad Visibility group: 7 pm at Avia Café

June 22   Memories, Identities and Storytelling Workshop (Jitka Oláh)

June 23  "Identities and Memories I: Heritage" (Miklós Vörös)

June 23   Screening: 66 Seasons by Peter Kerekes, a Slovak documentary film

               (Tomas Gindl), 6 pm

June 24  "Identities and Memories II" (Csaba Szalo)

June 24   Literary evening, Visegrad Poetry, (Katerina Rudcenkova,

               Katarina Kucbelova) in Sklenena Louka, Kounicova 23, 7.30 pm

June 25  "Identities and Memories III: National Identities" (Andrej Findor)

June 26   Excursion - Mikulov

June 27  "Identities and Memories IV" (Janusz Mucha)

June 27   Screening: Overview of Contemporary Czech Art (Kateřina Tučková), 6 pm

June 28   Displacement Stories "Expulsion of Gerta Schnirch"

               (Kateřina Tučková, David Kovarik)

June 28   Screening of contemporary Czech and Polish films

               (Barbara Holubova), 6 pm

June 29   Memory Struggles and the Changes of Urban Space Workshop

               (Slávka Ferenčuhová),

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