Opening in the spring of 2017, this exhibition offers an overview of design and applied art in the past decade. While the salon pays tribute to the trendsetting masters of recent times, the organizers, invited curators Ernő Sára and József Scherer, want the show to concentrate on the possibilities and greatest achievements of contemporary artists, who work in a changing context of training, design, production and trade.
Actual functions and professional challenges provide the organizing principles of the display, which presents objects and designs to trace not only the classical genres of contemporary applied art and design, but works as well that emerged on the borderland between them.
The exhibition is an event of the Hungarian Academy of Art’s exhibition series, the National Salon, which was started in 2014, and takes a look at major achievements in a different field of the visual arts each year. Following architecture, classical visual art genres, and then photography and media art, now the National Salon will focus on design.
The exhibition is on view between 22 April and 13 August.