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Untitled (after Miklos Erdely)
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Untitled (after Miklos Erdely)
On October 26, 1956, artist Miklos Erdely participated in a solidarity action, entitled Unguarded Money. With his friends, he placed boxes in the streets of Budapest to collect money for the families of martyrs. The boxes were left unguarded to maintain the 'purity of the revolution'.

Untitled (after Miklos Erdely) evolves around the notion of change: changing reasons of name giving to certain places and streets and changing existence of the life of monuments and landmarks. Around Moskva Ter - a major traffic junction and transfer station of Budapest - one can find many landmarks; memorials for the people who fell for the revolution, but also 'fake' landmarks with an invented history attached to it. Supermarket Mammuth is representing itself with constructed fossils and other peculiar findings supposed to come from another era, and by doing this, Mammuth suggests a past that goes back, deep into a long gone archaeological history as a contrast to what they actually represent.

The surrounding of the square is changing fast through the settling in of multinationals. Gentrification at work: public space is in transit and old memories and stories are overruled or replaced by new ones.
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