“585,000 m2 – A Mixed Media Exhibition on the History of the Jewish Quarter of Budapest” opens at WhiteBox gallery tomorrow and is on view through April 21st. Special Events are scheduled to accompany the show, including panel discussions and a special avantgarde concert inspired by urban spaces that used to be Ghettos.
585,000 m2 examines the symbolic spaces and the inscriptions of history -from the pre-World War 2 period to the present-found in the Jewish Quarter in the 7th district of Budapest, through visual art statements. The title is a reference to the massive surface area of the Quarter, a dense urban neighborhood overflowing with signifiers.
The curators invited nine young Hungarian artists to reflect upon particular buildings and discover the stories behind them, in their own artistic tone, using mostly visual media to mediate between past and present, history and art, artist and society.
WhiteBox // 329 Broome St. // OPENING – Thursday, April 7 | 6-8pm.