WILL/FEAR = SCOPE
Elsewhere / Hungary

WILL/FEAR = SCOPE

The title is an equation by Ludwig Wittgenstein whose thoughts significantly inspired Dénes Farkas, a post-conceptualist artist of Hungarian origin who is based in Estonia. Tina Kaplár asked the artist about his participation at the 55th Venice Biennale, his two current exhibitions “Credo” In Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest and “Evident in Advance” at KUMU, Tallinn, … Continue reading

7×8. Vienna – Budapest Curators Connection
Hungary / Places

7×8. Vienna – Budapest Curators Connection

7 young curators and an 8-week journey along the Danube. This is about 56 days of infinite chances to understand the complexity of the contemporary art scene between two cities: Vienna and Budapest. The residency program Curators Connection organized by BlockFrei (Vienna) and cARTc (Budapest) creates an exciting framework for gaining new insights into the … Continue reading

Stories From Central Europe
Hungary / Places

Stories From Central Europe

Once, when I spoke with Francesca von Habsburg about the current Hungarian art scene, she highlighted Blood Mountain as one of the most exciting initiatives. I met Jade Niklai, founder and director of the Budapest-based independent, non-profit organization. She gave insights into Blood Mountain’s history, current activities, and future plans – which also involve Vienna. Continue reading

Budapest Galleries Go International – Interview With Annamária Molnár
Hungary / Places

Budapest Galleries Go International – Interview With Annamária Molnár

“When it comes to collecting, international recognition is highly valued.” What potential does the Hungarian contemporary art scene have? Definitely a great one, according to Annamária Molnár, the young and energetic owner of Ani Molnár Gallery and President of the Association of Hungarian Contemporary Art Galleries – a lately renewed initiative that combines local forces … Continue reading

“Fired But Unexploded” – An Interview With The Hungarian Artist Zsolt Asztalos
Hungary / Places

“Fired But Unexploded” – An Interview With The Hungarian Artist Zsolt Asztalos

To give an insight into the Hungarian art scene I think it’s good to introduce you to the artist who is going to represent the country at one of the most significant events in the art world, at the Venice Biennale. I met with Zsolt Asztalos in a book shop’s cafe close to Budapest’s recently renamed, … Continue reading

Soap Opera
Hungary / Places

Soap Opera

“Having witnessed and survived the Balkan conflict, I am extremely tired of politicians with a dictatorial attitude…” Artist EdE Sinkovics was born in 1971 in the former Yugoslavia. He clearly voiced his revolutionary ideas and strong criticism already in his high school years. He fled from the Balkan War by pretending to have a mental … Continue reading