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– Allzumenschliches –

The selection of Art+Text Budapest this year ('Allzumenschliches') is analyzing the different conditions of human existence, from grotesque floundering to dramatic melancholy. The exhibition gives an insight into the gallery's rich and diverse portfolio, in which next to the elder generation (Tamás Soós) the youngest, emerging talents of the Y Generation (Ákos Ezer) are represented as well.

Venue: Marx Halle, Vienna, Austria

On view: 27 – 30 September 2018


Booth: A17


Art+Text Budapest participates again in Gallery Weekend Budapest with the exhibition boom...crash...bang... by Ákos Ezer.

Opening: 7 September 2018, 7 pm

On view: 8 September 2018 — 19 October 2018

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Art+Text Budapest is delighted to report that it will participate at Art Berlin 2018 from 27-30 September. Art Berlin, an international art fair held in the German capital each year, is an exciting and increasingly prominent event of the modern and contemporary art world. Art+Text Budapest will share a booth with Tanja Pol Gallery, which represents one of our young emerging artist, Ákos Ezer (b.1989), in Munich.

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Following the great success of our booth presenting Neo-Avantgarde photography at Photo London 2018, Art + Text Budapest keeps exploring and leaving a mark at the international art scene. The gallery will attend Paris Photo, one of the most prestigious art fairs dedicated to the photographic medium. The gallery will once again display its material on Neo - Avantgarde photography, the progressive art movement of the 60s and 70s in Hungary. The event will take place between 8-11th of November 2018 in the historic Grand Palais in Paris.

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Exhibited artists

Miklós Erdély

Tibor Hajas

László Haris

Gábor Kerekes

Csaba Koncz

György Stalter

István Szirányi

János Vető

Attila Vécsy

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As last year Art+Text Budapest will also participate in BAW.

We look forward to meeting you there!

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According to the New York Times, Art+Text Budapest is worth a visit even if you only have 36 hours in this beautiful city.

We are the first stop on their Budapest map. 

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Art+Text Budapest has joined Artsy, the leading marketplace for art & design.

anthropots featured on 

Our exhibition anthropots by Adrian Kiss has been featured on Art Viewer.


—Adrian Kiss—

5-31 July 2017

Leopold Bloom Art Award

More than fifty applications have been submitted for the Leopold Bloom Art Award, aimed at supporting visual artists working in Hungary. It is now pleased to announce the eight artists who have made it to the second round: Lőrinc Borsos, Ákos Ezer, Anna Fabricius, Márk Fridvalszki, Ferenc Gróf, Hajnal Németh, Andi Schmied and Eszter Szabó. The winner of the ten thousand Euro biennial prize, established in 2011, will be announced in September at the Új Budapest Gallery, where the finalists’ work will also be on display.

Real Hungary at Collegium Hungaricum in Vienna

We kindly inform you that Mira Dalma Makai participates in the exhibition Real Hungary at Collegium Hungaricum in Vienna.

Real Hungary
Exhibiting artists: Lőrinc Borsos, József Csató, Dániel Horváth, Patrícia Kaliczka, Tamás Kaszás, András Király, Olívia Kovács, Mira Dalma Makai, Ábel Szabó, Zsolt Tibor

Curators: Vitus Weh, Erika Schneider
Opening: 27 June 2017, 6 pm
On view: 28 June 2017 — 10 October 2017
Location: Collegium Hungaricum Wien

Abstract Hungary at Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien

We are pleased to announce that three of our artists, Adrian KissMira Dalma Makai and Gergő Szinyova are exhibiting at the group show Abstract Hungary at Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien (KM– Graz).

Abstract Hungary
Exhibiting artists: Imre Bak, Sári Ember, János Fajó, Andreas Fogarasi, Péter Tamás Halász, György Jovánovics, Tamás Kaszás, Zsófia Keresztes, Ilona Keserü Ilona, Adrian Kiss, Ádám Kokesch, Tamás Komoróczky, László Lakner, Little Warsaw, Mira Dalma Makai, Dóra Maurer, István Nádler, Márton Nemes, Péter Puklus, Klára Rudas, Gergő Szinyova, Zsolt Tibor, Ádám Ulbert, Júlia Vécsei

Curators: Sandro Droschl, Áron Fenyvesi 
On view: 24 June 2017 — 07 September 2017
Location: Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien (KM– Graz) 

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Our exhibition Accidentally by Ákos Ezer has been featured on Art Viewer.


—Ákos Ezer

30 March 2017—25 April 2017

Our exhibition Dolce Geo by Imre Bak, András Mengyán, György Szőnyei and Ottó Vincze has been featured on Art Viewer.

Dolce Geo

—Imre Bak, András Mengyán, György Szőnyei, Ottó Vincze—

Curated by Gábor Rieder

24 February 2017—17 March 2017

Disruptive Imagination. 
Making Windows Where There Were Once Walls

Our artists, Radu Baies and Zsolt Bodoni, participate in the exhibition Disruptive Imagination. Making Windows Where There Were Once Walls at the Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava.

Making Windows Where There Were Once Walls 
An Exhibition of Robert Runtak's international Collection
Curated by Jane Neal

The title of the exhibition (and essay), suggests an opening into an area that was once closed or even firmly walled up. There is a hint of something covert, perhaps voyeuristic or linked to surveil-lance - both of which are growing concerns in our contemporary age and pertinent to our time. Conversely, making windows into walls could be interpreted from an extremely positive perspec-tive. It evokes the breakdown of taboos, an escape from the mundane through the extraordinary power of the artistic imagination, and thus the ability to confront the ills of the modern condition through the freedom of creativity.


Exhibiting artists: Radu Baies, Tilo Baumgärtel, Giampaolo Bertozzi, Norbert Bisky, Zsolt Bodoni, Alin Bozbiciu, Cornel Burgert, Jonas Burgert, Stefano dal Monte Casoni, Dinos Chapman, Jake Chapman, Kis Roka Csaba , Martin Eder, Tim Eitel, Oana Farcas, Robert Fekete, Michael Kunze, Haruko Maeda, Marin Majic, Justin Mortimer, Leopold Rabus, Daniel Richter, Serban Savu, George Shaw, Mircea Suciu, Attila Szucs, Alexander Tinei, Szabolcs Veress, Caroline Walker,
Jonathan Wateridge, Craig Wyliee

Our exhibition Transitioning Spaces by Christoph Meier, Simon Mullan and Hugo Canoilas has been featured on Art Viewer.

Transitioning Spaces

—Hugo Canoilas, Christoph Meier, Simon Mullan—

Curated by Jade Niklai

2 December 2016—15 January 2017

Every year since 2010 the Belvedere has invited young artists to deal with the theme of Christmas within the framework of a contest. This year, the choice came down to Christoph Meier and Salvatore Viviano, who developed untitled (Marcel).

Christoph Meier is one of the exhibiting artists of our current exhibition titled Transitioning Spaces.

György Kovásznai's film titled Memory of the Summer of ’74 was selected into Art Basel Miami Beach Film Program this December. After his shows and projections at the Hungarian National Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest, the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin and the Somerset House, London, his iconic animated work was projected on to the giant outdoor wall of the New World Center for four days. The program included short films by Edgardo Aragón, Ain Bailey and Sonia Boyce, Cabelo, Kudzanai Chiurai, Martin Creed, Keren Cytter, Kim Gordon, Rodney Graham, to name a few.

An article titled "In a fury of creation. The little-known György Kovásznai stars Miami Beach" has been published on the artist and his work in Financial Times.

10 of the Best New Artists at the Untitled Art Fair

By Andrew M. Goldstein

November 30, 2016

In the new selection of Artspace Simon Mullan's Untitled Mondrian-esque pristine white tiles wall was mentioned as "serves as one of the most elegant sights in the Untitled Art Fair".

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We proudly announces that one of Mira Dalma Makai's works, titled Bio All Over I, has been selected into the Esterházy Contemporary Collection.

Mira Dalma Makai:

Bio All Over I.
oil on canvas
200x150 cm

Our exhibition Imaginary Viaduct by Gergő Szinyova has been featured on Art Viewer.

Imaginary Viaduct

—Gergő Szinyova—

Curated by Gábor Rieder

6 October 2016—30 October 2016

Art+Text Budapest participates in Gallery Weekend Budapest with the exhibition Forest by Zsolt Bodoni.


Zsolt Bodoni

Opening: 10 September 2016, 6 pm

Opening speech by Rózsa Farkas

10 September 2016 — 30 September 2016

—on the right: Rózsa Farkas

The Art Dealers Finding Alternatives to the Gallery Model
by Nicola Trezzi

September 14, 2016

Gábor Einspach, director of ART+TEXT Budapest, is selected as one of the most interesting, experienced, and original gallerists by Nicola Trezzi. He was asked to talk about the gallery, too.

The World Goes Pop / Is 2015 the Year of Pop?

INSIDE ART panel discussion at Art Market Budapest

organized by ART+TEXT BUDAPEST on September 10, 4 pm



Dávid FEHÉR – art historian, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest; Author of the “International Pop” catalogue published by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA and of the catalogue for the “Ludwig Goes Pop + The East Side Story” exhibition, Ludwig Museum, Budapes


Dušan OTAŠEVIĆ – artist (Belgrad); participant of the pop art exhibitions at the Tate Modern (London) and the Ludwig Museum (Budapest)


Katalin TIMÁR – art historian, Ludwig Museum, Budapest; Curator, “Ludwig Goes Pop + The East Side Story


Sarah WILSON – art historian, Courtauld Institute of Art, UK; author of the catalogue for “The World Goes Pop” exhibition (Tate Modern, London)



Krisztina SERFŐZŐ – Editor, “” cultural TV magazine

György Kepes

Bas Relief with Circles


© estate of György Kepes

Tate Liverpool: György Kepes

exhibition supported by ART+TEXT BUDAPEST

6 March – 31 May 2015

Tate Liverpool


Discover the ground-breaking photography of artist, designer and educator György Kepes (1906–2001). The first solo exhibition of his work in the UK will explore how he worked across disciplines, experimenting with photography, art and science. György Kepes will showcase 80 of his photographs, photomontages and photograms produced during his time in Chicago, around 1938-42.


Kepes’s photograms, made without a camera, were instead produced in the darkroom by arranging and exposing objects directly on top of light-sensitive paper. The subjects – such as leaves, eyes, feathers and cones and prisms  – reflected Kepes’s varied interests and included scientific and mechanical items alongside objects from the natural world.


For more see website

Art and Politics in the 20th Century

—panel discussion at Art Market Budapest

2014 October 11, 17 h

Art Market Budapest


The panel discussion, which examines encounters between art and politics in the 20th Century, is inspired by two recently published books: Sarah Wilson’s Picasso / Marx (2013) by Liverpool University Press and Klara Kemp Welch’s Antipolitics in Central European Art (2014). The former confronts the biography and Marxist theories surrounding the art of the Catalan master whilst the latter discusses the strategies of avant-garde artists who were active during Socialism, such as Július Koller, Jiří Kovanda and Hungarians St. Auby Tamás and Tót Endre.





—art historian, Courtauld Institute of Art, London


—art historian, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

László BEKE

—art historian, Budapest


—art historian, Institute of Art History, Budapest

Barnabás BENCSIK

—art historian, Founder and Director of ACAX, Budapest


Moderator: Gábor RIEDER

—art historian, Budapest



Sarah Wilson: Picasso / Marx and socialist realism in France

—Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013.

Marx’s ideas are now subject to worldwide reappraisal, with conferences attracting the most important critical thinkers on the left. Marx and the Aesthetic (Amsterdam, 2012) reappraised Marx in the context of his own creative inspirations and contemporary art today. Max Raphael’s Proudhon, Marx, Picasso (1933), published in Paris by the exiled German art historian, a contemporary of Walter Benjamin, included the first attempt at a Marxist critique of Picasso. His book appeared when the global crisis of capitalism coincided with the birth of fascism.

Picasso / Marx looks backwards and perhaps forwards, resituating Picasso in dialectical terms. His context as player in the little-known Communist West, centred on Paris, brings into play the Marxist theory of his times. From the 1930s to the 1970s, Marx, Lenin and Stalin’s own theories on art and literature were discussed together with Plekhanov, Bogdanov and Zhdanov. John Berger’s Success and Failure of Picasso (1965), dedicated to Raphael, offered a critique of Picasso’s art and Communist politics within the lifetime of the painter. Picasso / Marx presents a critical view of Picasso to his new audiences from Melbourne to Moscow.

Klara Kemp-Welch: Antipoltiics in Central European Art 1956-1989. Reticence as Dissidence under Post-Totalitarian Rule

—London: IB Tauris, 2014.

Art historians have tended to frame late socialist central European art as either ‘totalitarian’ or ‘transitional’. This bold new book challenges this established viewpoint, contending that the artists of this era cannot be simply caricatured as dissident heroes, or easily subsumed into the formalist Western canon. Klara Kemp-Welch offers a compelling account of the ways in which artists in Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary embraced alternative forms of action-based practice just as their dissident counterparts were formulating alternative models of politics – in particular, an ‘antipolitics’ of self-organization by society.


Drawing on Václav Havel’s claim that ‘even a word is capable of a certain radiation, of leaving a mark on the “hidden consciousness of a community”’, the author argues that all independent artistic initiatives in themselves served as a vehicle for opposition, playing a part in the rebirth of civil society in the region. In doing so, she makes a case for the moral and political coherence of Central European art, theory and oppositional activism in the late-socialist period and for the region’s centrality to late-twentieth century intellectual and cultural history.


This richly illustrated study reveals the struggle of Central European artists to enjoy freedom of expression and to reclaim public space, from within a political situation where both seemed impossible.


‘Klara Kemp-Welch’s book is illuminating and thoroughly written.’ – Dr. Victor Tupitsyn, Emeritus Professor, Pace University, Westchester, New York


‘This is a remarkable art history, concisely developed and engagingly analyzed.’ – TJ Demos, Reader in Modern and Contemporary Art, University College London, University of London (UK).

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