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.
Theater had a realistic slope for many years. It was not until the late nineteenth century when it started to appear a change in this trend, mainly due to the various artistic vanguards and the advent of modernity. So, thanks to advances in visual media through symbolism and abstraction, theater took a step to higher levels of representation, staging and proposals. Today, contemporary drama uses a variety of new resources ranging from video, installation and increasingly minimal and conceptual staging, in which new records interact with aesthetic, political, current and controversial stories.
Perhaps the greatest example of total contemporary theater is the King Ubu by Alfred Jarry, a piece with multiple variations and recurring themes, works both the in stage and the subject matter from a political irony and humor truly amazing for its time. Jarry was a visionary, and as such, a precursor of Dadaism and other “isms” of the time. The curious thing about a piece like King Ubu, is that besides its high sarcasm, questioning the political environment of its time, anarchic and volatile capacity, is structured from the meaning and quite complex language games, in which the reader or anyone who witnesses the piece, simply get carried away by logic staged games. In this work, too, shedding is minimal nature of the staging of contemporary art.
Antonin Artaud took a step forward in creating theater. With his theories on the “Theatre of Cruelty,” Artaud not only proposes new means even more abstract and metaphysical included in the staging. It was after his explorations in Mexico with peyote in the Tarahumara tribes Theatre Artaud understood as a profound exploration of the unconscious, which also reveals a ritualistic nature scene on the set. So Artaud makes plays in their colors appear as substances, or occurrences that increased the volume on stage. What encourages Artaud is not stable look over the world, but rather quite the contrary. Artaud reveals the short depth of human spirit and the horror of the void, the inability to be present or be in the unrecognized breath by breath, no more than a pathetic construction of meanings around us, and that reality invention is also empty, no other culture density that gives, and which confuses us, contra lateral and manipulated.
The Contemporary Drama Festival Budapest has over ten years. During this period, there have been more than a hundred international performances in the festival, which each year continues to cause interest at the Hungarian public as well as internationally. The festival is a very interesting space in which new proposals for theater and performance converse, mingle, and generate new creations. For more information, visit the following website: http://dramafestival.hu/
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Translated by: Hans