“I fell in love with Hungarian culture ”
Magazine | A painter and potter, Jahangir Matboo has been living and workingin Budapest for ten years. He told us why he feels at home in Hungary,but you can ask your own questions when visiting his studio during a guided tour on 14 April. Author: Máté Csabai
Don’t fear the threshold!
interview | During Budapest Art Week, Várfok Gallery is hosting not one, but two openings: the newest paintings of Levente Herman and the photographs of Mátyás Misetics, both regular artists of the gallery, are expertly planned, precisely executed, brilliant compositions. The art director of the gallery, Krisztina Kovács has taken the time to answer our questions.
It’s not enough to be good – Hungarian art in the international scene
Magazine | The influence of Paris, Berlin, Rome or Venice is an indelible part of Hungarian modernity. Although the Iron Curtain has set back the prospects of Hungarian artists on the international market by decades, today, in the age of information explosion, they face a new array of global challenges.
Discover Creative Spaces – Open Studios Afternoon
interview | It's always a great experience to get behind the scenes, be it any kind of art. Budapest Art Week has been offering visitors the opportunity from the beginnings to get a glimpse at the spaces where artworks are born. This year, Csaba Fürjesi's Budapest studio will be open to the general public for the first time.
The message is the first
interview | The Molnár Ani Galéria awaits visitors at a new location in the Palotanegyed (the inner 8th District) during Budapest Art Week. We have asked Ani Molnár, the owner of one of the most successful contemporary art galleries about what she loves most about running a gallery and how to understand contemporary art.
Suspensions – Contemporary Art as an Exciting Mixture
interview | One of Budapest Art Week's own exhibitions will be held in the Tesla exhibition space during the event. The group exhibition entitled Suspensions is going to showcase an exciting mixture of contemporary art and prove that even a chemical expression can be related to them. We talked with the curator of the exhibition, Krisztián Kukla.
Permanent Revolution – Ludwig Museum presents the rebellious art of the Ukraine
interview | Opening on 6 April, the new temporary exhibition of Ludwig Museum entitled Permanent Revolution showcases Ukrainian art from recent years. Although the Ukraine might feel like a peripheral region both geographically and in the context of art history, Ukrainian art radiates a tremendous amount of power and it might also help to understand our own history. We talked about the exhibition with the director of the museum, Julia Fabényi.
Experiences in the Museum – Thoughts about Museum Education
Magazine | One of the most memorable museum education experiences that I encountered was that when, inspired by Imre Kocsis's painting The Wedding Feast, a scene was acted out, while a woman in an authentic rural costume started fussing about like she was part of the depicted cooking scene. The picture came to life at once, and I could almost smell the scent of roasting meat.
What Should Be Put Up On The Walls? – The Secret Life of Curators
Magazine | Walking around galleries or museums we rarely give a thought to how much preparation, research and organizing goes into an exhibition. One of the key actors in that process is the curator who is responsible for the success of the show from creating the concept to assembling the catalogue and doing guided tours.