Transperiphery Movement

Global Eastern Europe and Global South

Can Hungarian settlers in Latin America, Cuban migrant workers in Hungary, and Afro-Asian students in Eastern Europe have a common history? Is there a shared colonial history of Eastern Europe and the Global South? The exhibition looks at the historical relationships and parallels between the global periphery (Global South) and semiperiphery (Eastern Europe) in the 20th century through the concepts of coloniality, peripherality, and migration. 

How did people in these regions, seemingly divided by various differences, perceive, interact with, and shape each other? The exhibition puts forth a global and multi-focal perspective that not only demonstrates the importance of unearthing the now forgotten relations between Eastern Europe and the Global South, but also probes what these relations meant from the perspective of the Global South.

The exhibition combines archival materials and personal memories with historical and contemporary art, including newly commissioned artworks. Its critical question is how to de-center the history dominated by the global center from the perspective of the global peripheries and by re-centering peripheral positions. 

The Transperiphery Movement seeks to counter the center-dominated, hierarchical view of history by re-telling the histories of resistance strategies and emancipative possibilities of interperipherality. Visitors may embark on this transperipheral travel at the exhibition, which seeks to explore the shared, transnational history of Eastern Europe and the Global South.

As part of the exhibition, Naeem Mohaiemen's film Afsan's Long Day is on view at Living Room, at Lónyay Street 50, until May 30.Living Room's Opening hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 3 PM to 7 PM.

Venue is not wheelchair accessible.


Participating curators: Eszter Szakács; Zoltán Ginelli

Participating researchers: Zoltán Ginelli, Zsuzsa László, Bartosz Nowicki, Tereza Stejskalová, Eszter Szakács, Bálint Tolmár

Video interview: Virág Tyekvicska

Exhibition design: Katarina Šević

Assistant curator: Judit Árva

Text editing assistant: Borbála Szakács

Image editing: Melinda Bacsa

Partners: ACAX – Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange; Artpool Art Research Center; Socialism Goes Global: Cold War Connections Between the 'Second' and 'Third Worlds' 1945–1991 (University of Exeter), Fészek Artists' Club

Supported by Goethe-Institut, Instituto Camões, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Special thanks: Kati Simon

Time 23.04 - 30.05

A Fészek Művészklubban a kiállítás május 13. és május 30. között látogatható. / The exhibition at the Fészek Művészklub is open from May 13 to May 30, 2021.

Nyitvatartás / Opening hours:

Hétfő-Péntek / Monday-Friday: 14.00 - 18.00

A kiállítás csak oltási igazolvánnyal látogatható és egyszerre 6 fő tartózkodhat a kiállítótérben. Maszk viselése kötelező. / The exhibition can be visited only with an immunity card. Maximum 6 people are allowed in the exhibition space at a time. Wearing a mask is mandatory.

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23.04 12:00 pm
Transperiphery Movement

Fészek Művészklub, Galéria és Herman-terem

1073 Budapest, Kertész u. 36.