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PERMANENT REVOLUTION. UKRAINIAN ART TODAY

Temporary Museum Exhibition
What is it?

The exhibit presents the past thirty years of Ukrainian art through the works of several genres. The show seeks the explore contemporary Ukrainian art in a historic moment when social turmoil has become commonplace in Ukraine.

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No more secrets!

Art gallery exhibition
What is it?

Economist and art collector László Gerő owns one of the most exciting art collections in Hungary. Viennese Actionism, which represents the torments of the human body, comprises the core of this collection, but several leading figures of the contemporary Hungarian art scene will also be displayed, including Ákos Birkás, Attila Szűcs, and Róbert Batykó. Trust me, this show is worth the mini trip to Szentendre, a charming town outside Budapest.

What is it?

Péter Türk was a prominent figure of the Hungarian neo-avant-garde in post-World War II Hungary. His conceptual visual artworks have been widely appreciated by the Hungarian art scene, but they're yet to be fully discovered. According to the organizers “Türk's work is probably one of the most exciting and inspiring achievements of post-1945 Hungarian art.”

What is it?

The exhibition examines the concept of modernity in Polish photography between the two world wars. Among the selected works are the most important works of Polish avant-garde artists, both photography and film.

What is it?

Budapest's leading private art gallery presents a posthumous exhibition of the photo-based works of Károly Hopp-Halász dating from the '70s-80s. The gallery's stated intention is to draw attention to the challenges of homosexual artists in Hungary who, like Hopp-Halász, have been sidelined for decades because of their sexual orientations.

What is it?

Operating on the margins of realism and surrealism, Hungarian painter Levente Herman is a supremely talented, young Hungarian painter. Many of his works can be found in Hungarian and international collections such as in the Hungarian National Gallery and the Frissiras Museum in Athens.

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Live Transmissions - Morgan O'Hara

Art Gallery Exhibition
What is it?

Morgan O'Hara, New York-based conceptual artist's "live drawings" can be found in prestigious collections around the world (Metropolitan Museum of Art, British Museum, Stedelijk Museum). Her style is about transmitting real-time events on paper with pencils in both hands, tracking people's motions and becoming a sort of seismographic instrument.

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Genesis – Katarina Belkina

Art Gallery Exhibition
What is it?

Katerina Belkina, Russian artist living in Berlin, has won several prestigious international awards. She is known for digitally manipulating her photographs to appear as paintings, and often uses herself as the model in her work.

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József Szurcsik – Wanderers

Art Gallery Exhibition
What is it?

This exhibit will show the latest paintings of József Szurcsik, one of the key figures of contemporary Hungarian fine art. Besides painting, Szurcsik also teaches at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. The show will be inaugurated by another famous Hungarian artist, Imre Bukta.

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Zomblaze + Bobakrome (HU) Zöldrobotmajom (HU)

concert
What is it?

While the usual monday nights are reserved for jazz at Pontoon, the same group of people promoting these nights are equally the true servants of hiphop, so this time they let the MC's take over the PA for a hot summer night. Producer Zomblaze, Hungary's top producers while lay the down the beat blanket, so legendary MC Bobakrome can spit some rhymes over it from the underground. Zöldrobotmajom is the best lyricist of the previous rap generation, so be ready for a full on, all night long verse attack.

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Kutyára Yeah!

Music concert
What is it?

Weekly vinyl-only jazz night with Hungarian drummer, world traveler, record collector Balázs Pándi. If you want to hear rare Sun Ra 7”-es from the '50s, obscure euro-jazz, overlooked gems, vocal jazz from the '20s about smoking weed, or just some classics, you better not miss this weekly club.

What is it?

Snarky Puppy mastermind Bob Reynolds will present both a concert and a masterclass at A38, the most beloved venue in town. If you look for a healthy dose of modern jazz, from one of the most original voices, you dont have to click any further, but the link to buy the ticket. It will be a wild ride.

What is it?

Praised by no other than Naná Vasconcelos, Bianca Gismonti is considered one of the most intimate, and mesmerizing pianist of the emerging Brazilian jazz scene. On this tour, they salute Biancas fathers life on his 70th birthday. The legendary musician Egberto Gismonti had obviously a huge impact on Biancas life, so on the recent tour, they play a program based on her fathers compositions.

What is it?

if you want to rock out to some spicy hot cumbia and latin beats, make sure to check out this allstar band from members of Ladánybene 27, Irie Maffia, Anselmo Crew, Besh o droM. You have to approach this as a non stop party, rather than a normal show, so dont be afraid to lose your mind into the second song already.

What is it?

A nice benefit mini-festival for the support of the Hungarian Pride will take place at the central Akvarium club in Budapest. The party will be wild, as the participants are spearheaded by local breakbeat, groove monsters Anima Sound System, who never fail to throw an amazing live show. On the bill, to rock your pants off: Crisis Sound System, Yinna, Beat Dis and AGAVOID.

What is it?

In 2011, the Lick The Click crew (Isu, Chrom, Crimson) got tired of going on a summer hiatus with their weekly parties, so they decided to give the Sunburst parties a try on Saturday afternoons at the A38 terrace. The event became a hot sensation, and they are about to start their 8th season soon this Saturday. Make sure to consider the early hours. the party really kicks off at 2pm.

What is it?

Polish stoner rock, that will make you roll a fat joint, that comes with a one way ticket to outer space. The fizzy guitars, and the psychedlic vibe can skyrocket your consciousness on its on anyway, so you dont have to commit crime to enjoy this humid night on the riverbanks.

What is it?

Godfather of Hungarian dj's, Zsolt Palotai is definetly one of the people with the greatest musical knowledge in Hungary. His record collection includes 10.000+ records, and his workspace is a living organism of burned cd's with some of the most up-to-date tunes in every possible genre. Its really hard to expect anything from Palotai, but one thing that is sure, that his rollercoaster of styles and vibes is the best possible thing to happen on a night, when he is not busy researching.