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Friday, May 31, 2013

Cucumber Season at Art School in Budapest

Art School in Budapest is at summer vacation and it will be closed till September. The new timetable and list of courses are expected to bee publish soon. If you would like to be the first to know about the new course starting  next fall  please subscribe to the mailing list ( and/or add Art School in Budapest to your Facebook friends list
   If you are interested in attending private lessons during the summer please email at : or call: + 36 20 467 5051
   ASiB wishes you a lovely summer filled with exciting experiences, relaxation and lots of art!

What is cucumber season?
   The time between beggining of July till August 21th is called cucumber season in Hungary. Beside the obvious peak time for cucumbers and making the delicious sun pickeled kovászos uborka most people go to vacation during these two months. Because of this finishing  administration in the city or simplly having a coffee with a friend who is Budapest at the same time as you, can become a chalenge. At Cucumber Season everything is slowed down and in the "siesta-mode".

Friday, May 10, 2013

Art Meeting Design - Lets Celebrate!

Lecture & Party
May 29th
from 18.30h

The end of an other school year is approaching and this year ASiB has prepared something very, very special for you. On May 29th Art School in Budapest and Danish Interior Design are coming together to celebrate art meeting design with a party.  Fetch your art loving friend or your partner and join us for an evening filled with culture, live music, and bubbly wines.

Please check avalability and register at: 
(scroll down for a more detailed program)

18.30h - Welcome drink

19h - “What is Hungarian? Contemporary Artists 
Reassess The Past ”- lecture by Linnea West (USA) 
Fulbright Scholar in Art History  

20h - Raffle

20.15h - Party - live music by Éqouter jazz band and
wold's sparkling wine  tasting

Danish Interior Design 
Hercegprímás utca 6
district 5, close to Basilica

NOTE: Admission free. Number of places will be limited and therefore we strongly advice you to register soon.  Places will be alocated on first come firs served basis. Please check availability and register at:

Detailed Program:
Little Warso

19h - “What is Hungarian? Contemporary Artists Reassess The Past ”- lecture by Linnea West (USA) Fulbright Scholar in Art History  

Reimagining the near past and constructing local identities

This survey presentation on the themes of context and identity in contemporary Hungarian art, based on a 9-month research period in Hungary, features critical, Conceptual recent artworks that investigate historical consciousness. Projects by artists such as József Szolnoki, Szabolcs KissPál, Gergely László, Andreas Fogarasi, Zsolt Keserue, and Csaba Nemes can be linked in their quasi-documentary, quasi-imaginative investigations of a specifically Hungarian past. These artworks also illustrate the roles of context and identity. While arguably these works enlarge ideas of identity beyond the traditional nationalist concept, their heavily contextual nature can be problematic in engaging not only the international viewer but also the local Hungarian audience.
Historical consciousness refers not to history itself, but how history has been told, what has gone unmentioned, and a questioning of the systems and motivating forces behind this process. And perhaps most importantly, what is the role of the past in the present? A brief consideration of recent changes in the cultural scene, cultural politics, activist art, and related protests brings the discussion into the present day.

Linnea West is currently a 2012-13 Fulbright Fellow in Art History at the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art-Budapest before returning to the U.S. to pursue graduate studies in contemporary art and theory. She has written the contemporary art blog Art Ravels ( since 2008 and has a background in publishing in New York City. She recently curated BORDERS (, the first-ever exhibition of Fulbright artists, exploring the notion of geographical and cultural boundaries.

from 20.15h - Party -  Éqouter jazz band

Yunus Baydur speaking about his band: "Band Écouter was founded in the Spring of 2004, in Budapest, by three enthusiastic fellows. What's this band about? Maybe, turning bedside blues to raw riffs and then into pickled melodies... Who knows? All we can say is that this drowsy tousled youngster, in his dizzy moments awake, is confident that humming and mumbling he will still save the world. Tonight though, it'll be a single reed and some strings." 
Facebook: EQT

The Host 
The Danish Interior Design is delighted to introduce the celebrated manufacturers, which gives a little touch of Denmark in the heart of Budapest. In their showroom you can get to know the arts, home accessories, lighting and furniture.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

ASiB Goes to Museum

Sylvia Sleight: Cesarian nude- Paul Rosano, 1975
This month Art School in Budapest is taking you to Ludwing Museum for a guided tour of the exhibition

The Naked Man 
Saturday, May 18th, 15-16h

Join us and learn how social changes in the past 100 years have been shaping the male identity and the way male nude is presented in visual arts.  See how some of the male artists have approached their own nudity and also how female artists have conquered a theme that had long been forbidden to them. Come to explore  the topic of male nude in visual arts through the history of the 20th and 21st centuries, through crises of identity and phases of sovereignity, the questioning of traditional male role models, the search for alternatives, the face up to weakness and vulnerability, the gaze of desire and the erotic pose.  
(note: Some of the works of art may be of a sexually explicit nature,  parental guidance is advised)

Everone is warmly welcome!

Fee: 2700Ft 
(2100Ft for the enrance ticket + 600Ft for the guided tour)

Please register till May 16th, noon at

Artists in the exhibition:
Maayan Amir, Dieter Appelt, Christian Ludwig Attersee, Richard Avedon, Matthew Barney, Herbert Bayer, Irene Bayer, Berhidi Mária, Blue Noses Group, Saskia de Boer, Hermann Boll, Louise Bourgeois, Marianne Brandt, A. Calavas, Jimmy Caruso, Jean Cocteau, Edmund Collein, John Coplans, Marlene Dumas, Thomas Eakins, Frank Eugene, Atelier Fayer, Werner David Feist, Ferenczy Károly, Regina José Galindo, Gilbert & George, Felix González-Torres, Wilhelm von Gloeden, Tomislav Gotovac, Ion Grigorescu, Gyenis Tibor, Ilse Haider, Hajas Tibor, Halász Károly, Keith Haring, Erich Heckel, Matthias Herrmann, David Hockney, Anna Jermolaewa, Franz Kapfer, Keserue Zsolt, Jürgen Klauke, Max Koch, Oscar Kokoschka, Anton Kolig, Käthe Kollwitz, Koncz András, Rudolf Koppitz, Korb Erzsébet, Katarzyna Kozyra, Paul Kranzler, Elke Silvia Krystufek, Alfred Kubin, Hermann Werner Kubusch, Zofia Kulik, David LaChapelle, Lakner László, Peter Land, Annie Leibovitz, Zbigniew Libera, Herbert List, Heinz Loew, Urs Lüthi, Major János, Robert Mapplethorpe, Paul McCarthy, McDermott & McGough, Stefan Moses, Jan Mutsu, Eadweard Muybridge, Otto Mühl, Bruce Nauman, Atelier Alois Navràtil, Adi Nes, Michael Neumüller, Oswald Oberhuber, Pablo Picasso, Pierre et Gilles, Guglielmo Plüschow, Bernhard Prinz, Arnulf Rainer, Leni Riefenstahl, Otto Rieth, Charlotte Rohrbach, Willy Römer, Egon Schiele, Joost Schmidt, Karl Schneider, Sascha Schneider, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Ruti Sela, Fritz Simak, Sylvia Sleigh, Stelarc, Karl Sterrer, Baron Raimund von Stillfried, Szabó Benke Róbert, Szőnyi István, Tihanyi Lajos, Spencer Tunick, Uitz Béla, VALIE EXPORT, Vaszary János, Milisav Mio Vesović, Vető János, Bogdan Vladuta, Rudolf Wacker, Marianne von Werefkin, Edward Weston, Zelko Wiener, Artur Żmijewski