Art is one of the major markets throughout Europe. With the global economic crisis and the various ways of resistance to problems such as racism, anti-immigration laws, feminism, etc, the production of contemporary art today is overwhelming. This is not new, plus getting profit from the current economical situation is possible if you have an artistic and conceptual radical nature. Thus, institutions, collections, artists and museums are rewarded.
On one hand the artists create projects and works that go hand in hand with the policies of the galleries and museums. Similarly, the galleries and museums receive recognition and cultural capital, and then the institution sponsors these artists, in their radicalism. The institution on the other hand, ensures payment to the artists, who ultimately complete the financial wheel, also being recognized officially by the institution. The museum or gallery purchase souls without a doubt. But this is information for artists. If you´re seeking the best art in Budapest, donât hesitate to visit the following places:
MĹącsarnok Kunsthalle, one of the most important institutions of modern and contemporary art in Budapest. Open since late nineteenth century, this area has been the focus of art in Hungary and a key player in the formation of the canon of Hungarian art.
PolgĂĄr, opened back in 1987, this gallery also began to make considerable auctions since 1995. PolgĂĄr is centered above all in classical art, furniture, utensils made of different materials, porcelain, paintings and jewelry. For knowledgeable and lovers of the relics.
Acb, this gallery has existed since the 90´s, and currently supports the work of new artists, especially from experimental trends and on various media such as video, photography and installation. The most recent young Hungarian art can be found here.
Kieselbach is another important impressionist art gallery, focusing on Hungarian art and other art oddities of Budapest. They also have pieces of abstract art, art deco, and art nouveau, among others. This gallery also works as auctioneer.
Art Mission, opened back in 1990, this gallery exhibits mainly contemporary art from renowned figures of art made in Hungary.
While these galleries are routed to the acquisition of important works of art, just as their spaces and exhibitions, which can give you a better perspective of the art made in Hungary and other countries. Budapest is a city full of attractions for scholars and art lovers as well as young artists. Probably, a city will be even better positioned in the market pendulum of the always modern and contemporary art in the coming years. Make sure to explore the libraries, squares, churches and monuments around the city center. More than a pleasant surprise awaits you in the Hungarian capital.
Get apartments in Budapest and visit its important museums and galleries. Budapest offers a diverse cultural and intellectual life, and if you´re an art lover, you will have the opportunity to appreciate it to its full extension.
With the 20th Anniversary of the first permanent exhibition, the Ludwig Museum presents until the 23rd of October ´Site Inspection – The Museum on the Museum´. The exhibition focuses on the present discussion on the museum and its meaning on art, the artists and the public.
This exhibition is commissioned by Katalin SzĂŠkely and, together with the museum´s curatorial team, she looks to expose the great changes that the museum space has gone through down the years and the critique that part of the artists have made in all this art process in the 20th and 21st century.
This ambivalent relationship of the artist with the institution has been regular and permanent in the world of art. A contradictory relationship where the artist requires: it, but at the same time directs his most intense critiques to the social representation space that museums are today: a space of power, a fundamental step in the market and a status mark and work value.
The exhibition puts special emphasis on the avant-gardist call of the 70s, both in the local and international space. This special outlook to avant-gardism is because in some shape or form, its institutional review can be considered a precursor of contemporary thinking spaces on the museum.
But we can´t forget previous processes on this critique, like the ones lived by the artists of the so-called avant-garde. Such is the case of Marcel Duchamp, who was one of the first to pose the paradoxes of work and its context, the relation between the artist and the museum and the one between the artist and the spectator.
For the conceptual artists of the 60s and 70s, this becomes crucial. The work loses or gains meaning according to its context and, for this reason, the museums transform into immobile and rigid spaces where the shapes and established spaces for each exhibition become disconnected from its process and from the relation with the spectator. For the avant-garde, the museum is part of the social gearing and, in the same way, ideology, representation of the shapes of social relation and the market in which they´re inserted. For that, its critique and investigation is directed to the social space as a whole.
This interesting and complex situation is well reflected in a series of films and videos that are presented in the film space in the exhibition, with works by artists such as Costa Gavras, Woody Allen, Alfred Hitchcock and Aleksandr Sokurov among others.
The artists that begun the institutional critic through their work or in their investigation projects during the 60s and 70s, they consciously made works that weren´t marketable and salable, many times, with the idea of carrying out a short or invaluable project for the logic of the market.
That way we can appreciate in this exhibition works by artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Andrea Fraser, HalĂĄsz KĂĄroly, NETRAF, Dalibor Martines, Alan Sekula, Hans Haacke or Azorro Group among others.
For more information:Â http://ludwigmuseum.hu/site.php?inc=kiallitas&kiallitasId=782&menuId=43
If your destination option this summer has been to walk along the shores of the Danube and having a relaxing time in apartments in Budapest you can´t not visit the impressive Ludwig Museum and walk through this exhibition that gathers great 20th century contemporary artists.
Translated by: aleixgwilliam