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Concerts, exhibitions, and other upcoming events in Budapest we're excited about.

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What is it?

This exhibit shows the finest Art Nouveau pieces from the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts. In addition to Hungarian, British, Austrian and French styles of Art Nouveau are also presented. Visitors will get a glimpse into typical bourgeois Hungarian homes of the turn of the century that often featured Zsolnay ceramics, glass works by Tiffany, and jewellery by Lalique.

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The photo exhibit of the famed filmmaker takes visitors on a psychedelic journey through the world of emotions, humor, playfulness, and restlessness, unveiling past memories and scars along the way. Similar to his movies, the images alternate between reality and the subconscious.

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To mark the 120th anniversary of the birth of Andor Weininger, a Hungarian student, band leader, and later teacher at the Bauhaus school in Germany, this exhibit features Weininger's geometric and abstract paintings and sketches. There are also a few pieces by Weininger's Hungarian contemporaries at the Bauhaus, including those of László Moholy-Nagy.

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Through 30 drawings by Michelangelo and 50 additional works by his notable contemporaries, the exhibit traces Michelangelo’s sweeping influence on his fellow artists in the 16th century.

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Celebrating the Bauhaus school's centenary, this show explores how the utopian visions of Bauhaus have shaped 20th century and contemporary art. This exhibit isn't an introduction about the Bauhaus, rather, it traces the school's enduring influence through works of contemporary artists.

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Photography: Every Past Is My Past

Temporary Exhibition
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A selection of 300 photos sourced from the massive archive of Fortepan, a digitalized photo platform. Local Hungarians captured these images, which show memorable moments over Hungary's 20th century from their own perspective.

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Klára Kuchta was a pioneer of the renewal of textile art in the late '60s in Hungary, pushing the medium to outgrow its traditionally decorative features and going against the designated socialist realistic style. Following her move to Geneva, Switzerland in 1971, she gained international recognition at the Biennale de la Tapisserie de Lausanne where she exhibited along with Denise Emery, Magdalena Abakamowicz and Jagoda Buic.

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Péter Türk (1943–2015) was a prominent figure of the Hungarian neo-avant-garde. His conceptual visual artworks have been widely appreciated by the local art scene and his collection of works has been called “one of the most exciting and inspiring achievements of post-1945 Hungarian art.”

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FeLugossy László - Frászkarika (H)

Art Gallery Exhibition
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László feLugossy (b. 1947) is a legendary Hungarian dada artists, musician, performer, and an overall cult favorite. This show is dedicated to his most recent works. Whatever they may be, one thing is certain: they won't be ordinary.

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Chapter I.

Temporary Exhibition
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Art+Text, one of Budapest's leading contemporary art galleries, celebrates its 5th birthday with a retrospective that includes works by seminal Hungarian neo avant-garde artists like Imre Bak, Katalin Hetey, and Ákos Birkás.

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"Founded in 2013 by Sharon Eyal, a former star of Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company, and Gai Behar, a former producer of underground music events, the troupe performs “Love Chapter 2,” which explores isolation and loneliness. The D.J. Ori Lichtik provides a score that shifts from manic to melancholy while L-E-V’s seductive performers dance out their demons." Two more shows follows after this, on consecutive days.

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LavaLava Season Closing

party
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Closing a sizzling-hot season in the only real techno/electronic music club of Budapest. This time, Italian analogue junkies, The Analogue Cops, will play a fully live set. Famous for their uncompromising style, MARIEU and LUCRETIO defend the old style of techno, where the icons were not Instagram influencers but Larry Levan, George Clinton, Miles Davis, Jeff Mills, and Theo Parrish. Also in the bill are the OG LL crew, Tolo / Mate Tollner (LavaLava), Fanki Ridm (LavaLava), Falcao (LavaLava).

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Omar Souleyman (SY)

concert
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Omar Souleyman, a wedding-singer-turned-international-sensation, is back in Budapest with his unique brand of Syrian folk-pop.

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We Plants Are Happy Plants (H)

Party
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Uplifting electronic music by local standout Péter Bergmann, featuring the occasional ramblings of philosopher Terence McKenna.

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A Császár Új Ruhája

party
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If there is an event that can surprise even the fans of leftfield music, the night of Suhaid, Crimson definitely takes the cake. Expect the unexpected! Their guest will be local heroes Soundbank (Designer Drums) and Hi (B O U N C E).

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Lick The Click Sunburst (H)

party
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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 now in their 9th season. Note that the party really does kick off at 2 p.m.

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Romano Drom

concert
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Romano Drom means The Gipsy Way. Your highway sticker for this lightning fast powerhouse of traditional roma music will be a handful of palinka, and shoes you won't be afraid to throw to the side, before dancing the night away.

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Sunday Sessions: Palotai (H)

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Godfather of Hungarian DJs, Zsolt Palotai is definitely 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 CDs with some of the most up-to-date tunes in every possible genre. His rollercoaster of styles and vibes is the best thing to happen on an evening when he isn't busy researching music.

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Four acrobats watch each other, gauge, run into, carry, throw each other and sweep us along in their metaphoric farandole: meetings, exploits, mistakes, power games, seductions, manipulations, an “intarsio” made up of fragments of life, a glimpse into the kaleidoscope of human relationships. A circus in constant movement, strong, poetic, funny and heart-warming, a moment which inspires real tenderness for the strange beast that is the human being.

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Charlotte Gainsbourg (FR)

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The daughter of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg grew up being surrounded by art, and stage at a very young age. The successful actress, known for several Lars von Trier movies is also a successful musician. He latest album is Rest is a eulogy, portraying her feelings after her father Serge Gainsbourg and her half-sister Kate Barry's death, with the theme of alcohol addiction.

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Neurosis (US), Yob (US)

concert
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After 20 years, Neurosis is finally back in Budapest. No wonder the event first sold out in 20 hours, now in a larger venue there are still only a handful of tickets left. If you are a fan of heavy music, you already know what to expect from the the kings of gloomy sounds, and most likely you already have your ticket.

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Deerhunter (US)

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Atlanta-based dream pop/indie rock band Deerhunter play their first ever Budapest show on A38 Ship, as part of their new album's tour. 'Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?', released in early 2019 is as thrilling, haunting, and unpredictable as anything in Deerhunter's roughly 15-year career - a science fiction album about the present, as the band names it. We can say without exaggeration that one of the dreamiest audio-roadtrips will take place on A38 Ship this August.