Monumental Misconceptions

Fellow Travellers

If you fancy taking a look at an exhibition with a slightly quirky spin on communist-era statues and monuments from Budapest, then The Gallery Soho has just what you’re looking for.

Monumental Misconceptions is a series of photos by Liane Lang, who spent a month photographing the forgotten monuments in Hungary’s capital city. But she did it with a twist. Her photos feature props and life-size models, that hope to make you see the monuments a bit differently.

Many of Budapest’s monuments were whisked out of sight following the fall of communism, and are found in the Memento Sculpture Park. The exhibition features some of these, but also statues from the Kerepeszi cemetery and the Nepstadion.

It’s all a bit irreverent, and I rather like the look of it.

Grand Genstures (Lenin), by Liane Lang

Monumental Misconceptions runs from 27 September to 3 October 2010, at The Gallery Soho, 125 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EW.