Long live the (Hungarian) avant-garde. A very special evening tonight at a tucked-away gallery in Long Island City called Revolver, which presented a performance by Brooklyn-based András Böröcz supported by two living legends of the Hungarian progressive music scene, Istvan Szemzö and László Gőz, and the videographer Klára Palotai. The event was part of a series linked in timing and in inspiration to my exhibition earlier this year at Dee Gallery, With the Eyes of Others, calling to life in these unexpected surroundings the alternative and underground avant-garde scene of Budapest in the 1980s. It was particularly refreshing to experience the works in a space that conjured the unpolished authenticity of rooms and halls that hosted the art scene of those heroic days, in Budapest as in New York. Today, if you want to see something that does not seem to fall in line with the conventions of our glittering moment, go to Long Island City. #revolverarts#longislandcity#andrasborocz#art#hungarian#avantgarde#performance#music#elizabethdeehq @elizabethdeehq #newyork#budapest#eighties#boom#scene
Hungarian is so difficult to learn, but the language is fascinating and beautiful. If I pass the beginner level on @mondlylanguages I’ll feel a sense of accomplishment... #languagelearning#travel#Hungarian
FIFA World Cup 1954
The 1954 FIFA World Cup, the fifth staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Switzerland from 16 June to 4 July. Switzerland was chosen as hosts in July 1946. The tournament set a number of all-time records for goal-scoring, including the highest average goals scored per game. The tournament was won by West Germany, who defeated Hungary 3–2 in the final, giving them their first title
Switzerland was awarded the tournament unopposed on 22 July 1946, the same day that Brazil was selected for the 1950 World Cup, in Luxembourg City.
The hosts (Switzerland) and the defending champions (Uruguay) qualified automatically. Of the remaining 14 places, 11 were allocated to Europe (including Egypt, Turkey and Israel), two to the Americas, and one to Asia.
Scotland, Turkey and South Korea made their World Cup debuts at this tournament (Turkey and Scotland had qualified for the 1950 competition but both withdrew). Austria appeared for the first time since 1934. Turkey would not participate at a finals again until the 2002 competition, while South Korea's next appearance would be in 1986.
The third and fourth place teams from 1950, Sweden and Spain, both failed to qualify. In a shock result, Spain was eliminated by Turkey: after the two countries had tied a three-game series, Turkey progressed by drawing of lots.
German teams were allowed to qualify again, after having been banned from the 1950 FIFA World Cup. West Germany qualified against fellow Germans from the Saarland (which then was a French protectorate), while East Germany had not entered, cancelling international football games after the East German uprising of 1953. Argentina declined to participate for the third World Cup in succession.