2023. október 6., péntek


The Norwegian Nobel committee has decided to award the 2023 Nobel peace prize to Narges Mohammadi for her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight to promote human rights and freedom for all,” the committee said in its citation.
Mohammadi is one of Iran’s leading human rights activists, who has campaigned for women’s rights and the abolition of the death penalty and an improvement of prison conditions inside Iran.
The award will be viewed as a tribute to the Woman, Life, Freedom movement in Iran that rocked the clerical establishment last year, but has been suppressed with many activists either killed or in jail.

2023. augusztus 3., csütörtök


I did not write about all the locations where the Tolerance Poster exhibition organized by Mirko Ilic was held. But the current one is at a very close location, in Vienna, and it's a round number, since this is the 170th exhibition of the series that travels around the world. So the Tolerance Poster Show opened at 'designforum Wien' at Museumsplatz will be on exhibition until September 9th, 2023. 



2023. május 15., hétfő


What you see is never what you really see. It is neither real nor surreal, it is art—the result of precision drafting and intricate mathematical logic. Hungarian illustrator, animated film director and poster artist István Orosz basks in the mystique of his ambitious visual contortions, implausible objects and incredible optical illusions....  thus begins today's writing from Steven Heller - the "Daily Heller" which features a different graphic designer each day. Steve's choice fell on me today. Click here to read the article.

2022. december 30., péntek


 This saying may be more easily understood if rephrased as: "The person that wants to learn to pray should go to sea." The quotation from German Lutheran reformer Philipp Melanchthon (1497 - 1560), or Welsh poet George Herbert (1593 - 1633) - "He that will learne to pray, let him goe to Sea" - reflects seafarers' long-standing conviction that at sea we find the ultimate in awe and terror.

2022. december 27., kedd



В Бишкеке открылась выставка венгерского художника Ороса Иштвана

This means that my traveling exhibition has arrived in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The opening ceremony was held on December 13 at the International University of Kyrgyzstan. I wasn't there at the opening. I know from Péter Szederkényi, the organizer, that about 100-120 people attended the opening and someone recited my poem "Ima" in Russian.

2022. december 23., péntek


I just came across these photos. Serendipity? They were made in the Shakespeare & Company bookstore in Paris, if I remember correctly, in 2006. The quote painted on the wall appears to be a paraphrase of the Bible, although some say it comes from George Whitman, the store's former owner. "BE NOT INHOSPITABLE TO STRANGERS LEST THEY BE ANGELS IN DISGUISE" I do not know. In any case, with these pictures and this quote, I wish the readers of the Utisz Blog a blessed Christmas and a happy new year.