>> Frida Kahlo's political and personal life is under scrutiny again, but this time, 64 years after her death and in Hungary. This is an exhibition of the artist's life and work in Budapest, which has been blasted by right wingers here for promoting communism due to her connection with Mexico's Communist Party.
Kahlo has almost accidentally been caught up in a storm about culture and cultural policy in Hungary. Ever since Prime Minister Viktor Orban won a third term, pro-government supporters and journalists have called for a shift towards conservative values and away from what they call the dominance of liberal artists.
The calls are mainly found in the pages of a right-wing newspaper and Kahlo isn't the only target. A string of galleries have come under fire, as well as international musical Billy Elliot, for supposedly spreading homosexual propaganda.>>
>> Orban won the 2018 election on a strong anti-immigrant platform.
In eight years, his Fidesz Party has rewritten Hungary's constitution and gained control of state media. Now, he promises a new era defined by new traditions, culture, beliefs and customs. He's also flagged major changes coming in September but hasn't said yet what those would entail.