Gallery will participate at international art exhibition BUDAPEST ART
FAIR 2010 Heroes Corner Section (Mücsarnok, Dózsa György utca 37, 1146
Budapest) with RITUMS IVANOVS painting "Madonna on stage" which is
published on exhibitions web: www.budapestartfair.hu.
25 Galleries to Showcase the
Best of Central & Eastern Europe
RAISING THE CURTAIN
fewer than 25 galleries from 12 different countries are taking
part in the 2010 Budapest Art Fair – in a special new section devoted to
the art of Central & Eastern Europe: HEROES CORNER.
well as honouring the pioneering efforts of
the region's artists and galleries, HEROES CORNER refers
to the Fair’s venue: the Belle Epoque Mücsarnok (Art Hall) on grandiose Hősök
Tere (Heroes' Square), situated at the far
end of Andrassy Avenue, the 'Champs-Elysées of Central Europe.'
HEROES SQUARE has
also been adopted as the new name for the Budapest Art Fair – which was founded
in 1994 and this year splits into two separate events, with furniture and
objets d’art granted their own fair, Antik Enteriőr, at the Ethnography
the rebranded flagship event – Budapest's Modern & Contemporary Art Fair –
remains on… HEROES SQUARE.
total some sixty galleries, half from Hungary, will be exhibiting at HEROES SQUARE Budapest Art Fair. The fair runs November 25-28 (VIP opening November 24).
BUDAPEST: WHERE WEST MEETS EAST
Budapest Art Fair has a track record in attracting prominent foreign galleries.
Prestigious past exhibitors include Pascal Lansberg (Paris), Galerie Hilger
(Vienna), Le Minotaure (Paris/Tel Aviv), Knoll (Vienna/Budapest/Moscow), and
Gilden’s Arts (London) – to name but a few.
the Fair aims to exploit Budapest’s position as an international crossroads by
filling an existing vacuum: the absence of a flagship contemporary fair for
Central & Eastern Europe.
by the Tremplin (Springboard) section at the 2010 Paris Biennale, the
new HEROES CORNER section will feature 20 of the most dynamic modern and
contemporary art galleries in Central and Eastern Europe, plus five Western
galleries specializing in East European art.
gallery will display a single work on a special stand in the centre of the
Fair. Gallery owners will be present throughout the Fair to meet visitors and
talk about their artists.
twelve countries represented on HEROES CORNER are Bosnia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Ukraine and, from the West, France, Switzerland and the USA.
The geographical sweep on HEROES CORNER ranges from Sarajevo (Duplex/10m²) up to Riga (Alma, Tifāna, Rīgas)… and
from New York (Art-Fira) across to Ekaterinburg in the Urals (Art-Slovar).
EASTERN PROMISE: ALL STYLES & MEDIA
The works on offer on HEROES CORNER span a 75-year period, from a 1935 Portrait of a Girl by Pavel
Filonov's student Vladimir Luppian (Na Lenivke, Moscow) to a host of
'hot-off-the-press' works produced in 2010, including Sandor Bartha's In The
Park (Ivan Gallery, Bucharest); Ritums
Ivanovs' Madonna On Stage (Rīgas
Galerija, Riga); and Kandinsky & Melamid's Russian Sudoku (Art-Fira,
Some paintings are overtly Political, like Tara von Neudorf's Don't
Let Your Dreams Fall Asleep, with its Russian flag and USSR logo (Anaid
Art, Bucharest), or Yevgeniy Fiks' Portrait of US Community Party member Esther
Moroze (Barbarian, Zurich). Some are more Philosophical, like
Łukasz Jastrubcz's The End (Pies, Poznan) and Valery Chtak's Why Is
This Happening? (Paperworks, Moscow). Others are Geographical, like
Vladimir Migachov's Black Sea (Russkiy Mir, Paris); or Escapist, like
Konstantin Batynkov's tiny Tarzan in a black-and-white jungle (VP-Studio,
will provide a unique, thought-provoking overview of the finest artistic talent
to have blossomed since the fall of the Iron Curtain.
strong photography section features six galleries, with startling images like
Katya Belkina's naked self-portrait on horseback, inspired by Petrov-Vodkin's Bathing
the Red Horse (Fotoloft, Moscow); a harrowing depiction of Vladimir
Putin by World Press Photo Award-winner Sergey Maximishin (RussianTeaRoom,
Paris); and Boštjan Pucelj's triptych Missing In Action (Fotografija,
available on HEROES CORNER
will be graphic art, video (Adriana Jebeleanu'sCopy Paste at Little Yellow Studio, Bucharest, Alina Gutkina's My Mom at GMG of Moscow), and a variety of sculpture
– from Paolo Vivian's iron Bar Code (Bulart, Varna – Bulgaria) and
Małgorzata Warlikowska's six-part ceramic/silkscreen Eat Your Brain Out
(Galeria BB, Krakow), to Olaf
Brzeski's porcelain plates (Czarna,
Warsaw) and Nazar Bilyk's tall glass and
fibre-glass figure Rain (Black Square, Kiev/New York).
of Eastern Europe's newest art galleries, Prospekt of Bucharest, will be taking
part – and one of the region's oldest, Slovakia's Gandy Gallery, founded (in
Prague) 18 years ago. 'Central
Europe deserves a great fair!' enthuses gallery owner Nadine Gandy.
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oversee the new section, and develop the Budapest Art Fair’s international
profile, the Fair has appointed Simon Hewitt as International
Advisor. Mr Hewitt is an Oxford University-trained art historian based in
Geneva, and a respected international art critic with many years’ experience
writing for Art + Auction and other leading American, British, French
and Russian specialist publications. He says: ‘Budapest Art Fair is one
of the oldest and most firmly established art fairs in Eastern Europe, and I
admire the determination of owners Sandor & Kati Galambos to establish the
Fair as the leading event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. These are
exciting times, and I am thrilled at this opportunity to help bring
international artists, gallerists and collectors to HEROES SQUARE.’
for images and further information please contact Viktória Vető
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