Memory Point by Attila F Kovács

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Our friends at hg.hu have sent us images of Memory Point, a "political terror museum" in Hódmezővásárhey, Hungary, designed by film designer Attila F Kovács.

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Memory Point (Emlékpont) is a local history museum designed "to help mentally close the wretched years of the socialist experiment", according to hg.hu.

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Built on top of a townhouse in the south Hungary agricultural town, the museum contains numerous scenographic jokes at the pomposity and absurdity of the Communist era, including an army of giant sculptures of Workers’ Militiamen sunk waist-deep in the ground.

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Photos are by János Szentiváni.

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More pictures and a description here.

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  • http://www.musserism.com Musser

    There’s such a ‘heavy metal’ feeling about this… yet, it holds utter charm and quirkiness to it. One of the shots looks to me like an ‘Army issue’ pocket knife… but that’s not a bad thing.

  • Los Angeles, California

    Love the interiors! Sort of like the film “Brazil”, which deals with a fiction similar to Hungary’s Stalinist past. Future Hungarians might take the exterior as playful instead of satirical. The past is easily forgotten.

  • Henz

    I think this is perfect for a museum. It is awesome in its satire.