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XX.-XXI.

The rapidly increasing cultural and demographic changes of the 20th century have created a rift between it and the 21st century, leaving multiple dramatically different generations coexisting in the same time period.

As I was born on the year where Hungary was officially freed from the Soviet regime, we could say that I have never existed in the real 20th century - As long as we consider the nineties as an extension of the new millenium, which would be viable due to the social and cultural changes inherent in these times. As such, I must observe these connections as someone who is shaped and sorrounded by the effects of a world that he hasn't personally participated in. All ages feel as if the world is taking a pivotal turn during their time, even though gradual change can be inrefutably observed over a long period of time. The gaps between generations might actually apear due to the fact that the development of the individual does not necceserally corelate to that of development of the culture sorrounding it.

This concept is the focus of my work. The images show the social-realist statue clusters found by the Puskás Ferenc stadium (built between 1953 and '58, in Budapest). The idealized, heroic forms of the statues point towards the 20th century, while the additions to them within the images change the scenes to reflect on the relationship between the two centuries as a counterpoint or, in some cases, as a consequence. Removing the topic from its enviroment displays general validity, while clearly including the subjective view as well.