Banhegyesy Antal was born in Cluj, Romania, 1989. He lives and works in Budapest, Hungary. He studied at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (Photography BA and Photography MA), Budapest and at the Ecole de l’image Les Gobelins, Paris.
“Today 57% of Romanian citizens say that it was a better period before ‘89, during the communist area than now. More than half of them would vote Ceasusescu, the communist leader again if they had the opportunity. How can one consider that period in a positive way while the neighbour countries say it was terrible. In this series I looked for the signs of this past starting from the present in which Romanian people live today. Ceaușescu’s home today functions as a museum, and I got more acquainted with people’s, inhabitant’s and foreign visitor’s different attitudes to the past due to the institution’s guest book. As this document played an important role in my research, I consider it important to make some notes visible and accessible in this series, highlighting diverse affections, both pro and contra arguments.”
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