Central and Eastern European London Review, published on March 5, 2017
IN LIGHT OF A DREAM
The Budapest Times, published in Volume 14, Nr. 36, September 9-15, 2016 issue
Article written by Evelin Pál
MÁRTA KUCSORA INTERVIEW
The Incremental, published on June 5, 2016
Interview by Michelle Tucker
FROM THE CITY OF ANGELS TO THE LAND OF ANGELS
The Budapest Times, published in Volume 14, Nr. 20, May 20-26, 2016 issue
Article written by Evelin Pál
Budapest Art Factory (BAF), the artist-run initiative managing an international artist residency program,has reopened the doors of its lofty studio complex for the 2016 season. During the May-October period the organisation invites acclaimed artists from around the globe for a months-long stay in Hungary. The mission of BAF is to cultivate and preserve a multicultural environment in which the visual arts thrive.
BERND KIRSCHNER - AFTER FOREVER
Új Művészet, published in the July 2015 issue
Article written by Brigitta Muladi, translated by Evelin Pál
The present event of Artfactory celebrates Bernd Kirschner, German artist, graduated in Stuttgart in 2000, who within the framework of the cooperation with the Berlin based gallery Michael Schultz, arrived to the Budapest residency program – focusing solely on painting – which since 2006 houses Hungarian artists and lately provides introduction opportunities for foreign painters as well.
FACTORY VISIT IN ANGYALFÖLD
Kultúra.hu, published on July 14, 2015
Article written by Réka Kolonics, translated by Evelin Pál
In the heart of Angyalföld, in one of the factory buildings in the vicinity of Forgách Street one may find an exhibition space with a particular atmosphere, supposed one knows where to look for it: the Budapest Art Factory is a non-profit studio and project space operating since 2006. The studios of five artists - Sándor Szász, Márta Kucsora, Dóra Juhász, Levente Herman and Eszter Csurka - can be found here, who for a period of one month invite resident artists from the international scene as well.
IS BUDAPEST THE NEW BERLIN?
Whitewall Magazine, published in the Summer 2015 issue
Article written by Laura van Straaten
When people think of cutting-edge art and design in Eastern Europe, they think: Berlin. But they’d do well to think of another B town, even further east. And that’s Berlin’s sister city of Budapest., a new capital of cool.
The Hungarian capital has quietly been developing into a compelling city for visual culture, even as Budapest is—like Berlin—still contending with its recent past. That past includes the Nazi and Soviet regimes, both of which still cast long shadows 15 years into this century not just in the papers and on the streets but also in the local art scene. The current right-leaning regime has been accused of cherry-picking cultural appointees, like museum directors, “loyal to the current government,” as one Budapest curator put it, and “as a consequence cultural institutions are losing their autonomous position.”
INCUBATORS OF ART AND CULTURE IN BUDAPEST: UNITY IS STRENGTH
Cafebabel, published on September 22, 2014
Article written by Tullio Filippone, translated by Maria-Christina Doulami
The life of an artist and of creating today is very difficult, but in Budapest, it all has a different taste. Here, you are taken on a journey into the underground world of art and culture incubators. Juranyi, Muszi, Budapest Art Factory, Paloma are different places, all sparkling with a single notion: that unity is strength.
If you type the word Budapest into Google News, the results that would show up would inevitably allude to the political and social life of the Magyar country: the 'decisive' turn made by Viktor Orban’s nationalist government through the Constitutional reforms; the success of the far-right party Jobbik; the intensification of social tensions and trends of intolerance towards minorities in a country at a historic crossroads between ethnicities and cultures. Yet, at the point where the Danube divides Buda and Pest, it is not only politics that is being determined. A short stay here is able to alter the initial perspective of every young reporter chasing a story with his or her wealth of academic knowledge and (many) prejudices. Budapest is a cultural and artistic capital.
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