Zsófia Júlia Szilágyi (1972–) is a literary historian and curator of the Ferenczy Museum in Szentendre.
She received her MA diploma in Hungarian Language and Literature (1999) as well as Art History (2012) from the Loránd Eötvös University (ELTE), Budapest. Following her studies, she took an active part in research and editorial work of a number of critical editions of twentieth-century Hungarian classics (correspondence of Mihály Babits, diaries of Zsigmond Móricz and Milán Füst, collected poems of Domos Szilágyi). As an editor of Fekete Sas Publishers, she launched a new series of books showcasing some young literary historians’ PhD dissertations on prominent Hungarian writers. In the meantime, as an outside collaborator, she also took part in a number of philological and publishing projects of the Petőfi Literary Museum (PIM) in Budapest.
Later on, after she received her diploma in Art History (ELTE 2012), she became a head of the newly established Literary Department of the Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre. Its main task and concept since 2015 has been to prepare exhibitions in Szentendre – a traditional center of visual arts and a number of local collections – by opening up new dimensions for contemporary literature and intermedial contexts. This was the main idea in fact for the exhibition “The Prohibited Journal ‘World in Move,’ 1975–1983,” which she curated in late 2016 and early 2017. The next one to open in mid-February 2018 was a similar venture presenting to the public the neo-avantgarde Hungarian art and literary periodical Új Symposion (New Symposium), edited and published in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, before 1990.Further exhibitions curated by Zsófia Szilágyi as events of the Ferenczy Museum’s ‘Art Capital’ festival are: Titorelli faiskolája (Titorelli’s Tree Nursery) by Ottó Tolnai, 2017; Városvégi filmek (Suburban Films) by Anna Szigethy, 2016; and Köztünk marad (This Should Remain between Us) by Viola Fátyol, 2016.
- Szentendre , Magyarország
In 1991, Szmagala Sr. was appointed by President George H. W. Bush as a representative from the Ukrainian-American community as part of the official delegation that went to Kyiv for the opening of the memorial for the Babyn Yar Massacre in 1941. That year he also organized a meeting at the White House with President Bush after Ukraine's declaration of independence, shortly after which the White House recognized the country as a sovereign state.
- Cleveland Kenilworth Avenue 1202, United States of America 44113
- Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, United States of America
For 30 years Szmaglik worked in Gdansk Shipyard, but since childhood photography has been his passion, which he cultivated since the 1950s. He photographed everything and everywhere. The still-growing collection of his pictures documents over five decades of official events (visits of Fidel Castro or Charles de Gaulle, state parades and celebrations), as well as everyday life scenes: shop windows, erections of new buildings, rock festivals, markets and fairs. His photos show the journey that Gdansk and its inhabitants underwent on a way to freedom.
Szmaglik's pictures were presented on numerous exhibitions and the photographer was appreciated for his works, eg. with the Prize of the Mayor of Gdansk for the merits for the city.
Szmaglik contributed to the Photographic Collection of European Solidarity Centre (ECS) in Gdansk with a huge number of his photographs, which make only a part of the photographer's vast portfolio.
- Gdańsk, Poland
One of founders and collectors of the collection of the Association of Documentalists "The Road", engaged in its activities since 2008.
He worked as a photojournalist for "Świat Młodych" (Eng. "Youth's World"), a youth style magazine popular in socialist Poland. He photographed social and political life in Poland in socialism and after 1989. When "Świat Młodych" had closed down in 1989, he was forced to cooperate with various magazines that were left on Polish press market.
- Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland