SOCIAL_EAST

SOCIAL_EAST: Searching For Identity, Finding Nylon And Blue Jeans

Liszt Institute Hungarian Cultural Center New York, Consulate General of New York, Oct. 13-15, 2022

 SOCIAL_EAST: Searching For Identity, Finding Nylon And Blue Jeans 

is an image-based, speculative exhibition that brings the past into conversation with the present. Through the use of archival images from the University of Pécs, Communication and Media Studies Department’s Media Lab, curators Doris Domoszlai-Lantner and Petra Egri merge the fashion and dress culture of Hungary’s socialist past with contemporary, globally prolific social media, to ask: What if social media existed during the socialist Kádár era? What images would users share, and what captions and hashtags would they write for them?

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