120 YEARS OF MŰCSARNOK!
Opened 120 years ago, Műcsarnok has always been a prominent exhibition gallery of contemporary art, and continues to host a wide array of exhibitions of Hungarian and international art. We celebrate the anniversary throughout the year with events that evoke the art of 120 years.
Exhibitions: Pictures and Pixels. Photographic art—and beyond. National Salon 2016
Events | 25 June, 2016, Saturday, 5 pm – 2 am
5 pm – 7:30 pm: Memory Factory | Industrious hands prepare memories in this special factory, selecting colour, black-and-white, moving or still images by the production line, from which you can construct a memory in the assembly hall, one that suits your mood.
5 pm – 6 pm: Palmy days of peace in 3D – a pre-opening viewing with Gábor Gyáni Műcsarnok#Box | Century-old stereoscopic photographs of Budapest and exciting locations around the globe – brought to you by modern technology
6 pm – 7 pm: An exclusive guided tour of Pictures and Pixels | With Csilla E. Csorba, Director of the Petőfi Literary Museum, and Klára Szarka and Mariann Mayer, curators of the exhibition
7 pm – 7:30 pm: Start the night in Műcsarnok. A flash mob on a Heroes’ Square
7:30 pm – 8 pm: Vulnerability. Performance | Performed by: dancer Henriett Tunyogi (Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary) and percussionist Zoltán Mihály Varga
8 pm – 9 pm: Making cyanotypes with Magdolna Vékás8 pm – 9 pm, and 10 pm – 11 pm: Round and round. Dance performances
Road Lovers – Petra Drávucz, Dóra Ida Szűcs | “Road Lovers is a silly journey with dance and music, performed in the style of a road movie. Former members of BUTI, the performers, Petra Drávucz and Dóra Szűcs may already be the heralds of a new generation, doing their circles one after the other, treading the road, their bare feet whooshing on the black vinyl carpet.”
Gentlemen – Gábor Ivanov, choreographer: Adrienn Hód | Art is an aperture through which to show, discuss and face illegal things. It can detach you from reality. So taboos become legal under the name of art.
Birth – Réka Harsányi, Dóra Ida Szűcs | Birth, this audio-visual, bio-feedback based performance tells the story of the intangible, the invisible.
Endure it – Timothy and the Things (Emese Cuhorka, László Fülöp) | That which is only capable of movement to change its position presents the risk of approaching us. And if it can approach us, it can also move away, and we will need to form a judgement whether it is pleasant or not.
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Nóti and the Armenians | Performed by: Zsolt Körtvélyessy (Jászai Mari Prize, Artist of Merit), Krisztián Jeges, Viktória Haik, Gabriella Schupp, Tamás Varga, Mária Várady. Director: István Szőke | Tasnad, Toronto, Paris, no way to stop, Berlin 1933! Károly Nóti, this wonderful figure of Hungarian cabaret and theatre gave a completely new direction to cabaret in Hungary from the 1920s, amazing audiences from Budapest, through Toronto, to Paris. As long as there is cabaret in Budapest, there is Károly Nóti.
9 pm – 10 pm: Tower Music, Mihály Dresch. Improvisations on the pictures at an exhibition
10:30 pm – 11:30 pm: Obscene fragments, or, there was a woman called... | A literary evening with music. Performed by: László Janik, Eni Nagy, Sándor Köleséri, József Tóth | Obscenity is not an end in itself at this performance, because there would be no point in it. We want to show how it is not a category of vulgarity, but has its place and status in our life, and how these words can also be used beautifully, wittily. This production contains no pornography. There is only eroticism in this performance, and causing offence was not our intention.
11 pm – 11:30 pm: Pixelling – Performance. Performed by: Olimpia Szalay, dancer.
11:30 pm – 1 am: Selfie Factory | A massive slide show: enter the photos of the exhibition, share the limelight with the artists.
11:30 pm – 2 am: Until closing time… Ferenc Darvas by his piano