The 2013 Leopold Bloom Art Award Winner announced
The Award Ceremony of the second Leopold Bloom Art Award took place in Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, on Friday evening, the 6th of September 2013. Prior to the event the Jury of The Leopold Bloom Art Award – Katia Baudin (art historian, Deputy Director and Senior Curator of the Museum Ludwig Cologne), Annie Fletcher (Curator of Exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and tutor at De Appel, Amsterdam), Tihomir Milovac (art historian, Head of the Experimental and Research Department at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb) – visited each shortlisted artist’s studio, in order to get a wider picture of the finalists’ work.
In his works Csaba Nemes reflects sensitively on issues that have been recently generating tension in the Hungarian society, such as ethnic discrimination and resulting tragic conflicts, or the increased presence of extreme right politics in public life. In his paintings, storyboards, animated and puppet films, he reinterprets exact, factual details of events well-known from the media. Another recurrent topic is the evocation of the milieu of the communist Hungary, his own childhood. His latest works represent moments from the present, the past, and a possible (anti)utopian future, by means of remembrance and imagination.