31 March 2008

Hungarian Government Establishes Contemporary Collection

Hungarian Culture minister Istvan Hiller announced in early March that the ministry will provide up to 50 million Hungarian forints (EUR 192,000/USD 300,000) each year for a new contemporary art collection. Under a three-year agreement, the ministry will contribute one forint for every two forints donated by the business sector.

The ministry's funding comes with a condition, however: that the contemporary art collection spend 5–10 million forints of the annual funding on works by artists involved in a government-backed scholarship system.

This development is certainly a postive step towards establishing awareness of contemporary art in Hungary.

InterUrbanArt will, through several channels, lobby to place artists that it is working with in this new collection.

29 March 2008

Budapest in New York

If you are in New York City this weekend for the art fairs, by all means stop by and see the Budapest Art Factory booth at the Art Now Fair at Hotel 30/30 located at 30 East 30th Street. This is the first time a Hungarian contemporary art gallery has exhibited at a New York art fair.

Works by Zsolt Bodoni, Dora Juhasz, Marta Kucsora, and Mamikon Yengibarian are on display. Be sure to check out the installation by Agnes Verebics in the lobby.


02 March 2008

Budapest Rising

InterUrbanArt and the Budapest Art Factory are pleased to announce that the work of Zsolt Bodoni is currently featured in an article in Architectural Digest:


Zsolt's work will also be displayed later this year in London at fa projects in a show curated by esteemed art critic Jane Neal.

For further information on Zsolt's work, please contact Edward Mocsi at InterUrbanArt...mocsi@optonline.net

Congratulations to Zsolt and Dianne Brown, founder of the Budapest Art Factory.