Kahan Art Space Budapest
The Dr. Éva Kahán Foundation has been operating a contemporary art gallery in Hungary since 2018, as part of the Kahán Art Space Budapest support programme.
The programme is primarily open to young, not yet established Central Eastern European fine and applied artists, who are provided the opportunity to showcase their artwork to the public.
The aim of Kahán Art Space Budapest is to promote an international creative discussion across the borders, to create the space for quality artwork and artistic impulses, and to provide an opportunity for interesting gatherings and connections for artists of Central European countries.
The support programme plans to organise approx. 10 exhibitions a year, for which the artists are selected by the Foundation's board of trustees.
Partners of Kahán Art Space Budapest:
MONUMENTS OF EVERYDAY LIFE
Labrosse x Murakami
What happens when a French-Hungarian and a Japanese-Hungarian young, talented artist join forces?
THROUGH MY EYES
A street, a house, a car. Rural buildings, homes, their surroundings and what they tell us about society and social differences. This is the subject of the exhibited pictures.
SAN SANO POLIS
Florek is a 100% urban plein-air painter, his idealism motivates him to reinterpret plein-air painting and adapt it to the current post-industrial landscape.
For almost a decade, the artist has been dealing with the 21st-century issue of accumulation, gathering stuff and the resulting clutter.
It’s been a while that the artist’s interested in Anthropocene as a geological borderline, the disappearance and series of catastrophes, powers that are liberated by destructive human activity and that are placing everyone and everything on a crossroad.
2 in Solitude
Márta Balla, Kata H. Jancsó
Márta Balla and Kata H. Jancsó spent a month in January 2020 at the Dr. Éva Kahán Foundation’s Artists in Residence Program in Tuscany, Italy.
Zoltán Kovács wants to show and express two important moments of his sculptural work. On the one hand, he wants to present Constructive Creation Methodology, which is well thought out and is key for each step (from the first structure sketch to the bronze sculpture). On the other hand, he wants to demonstrate how a form can be modified by diverse, different materials.
A different black
Pallavi Majumder is a painter and installation artist from Kolkata, India. She likes to experiment, often breaking out of the limitations of two-dimensional paintings and occupying space as well.
Csilla Horváth graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts with a degree in painting, though she has focused already on spatial solutions in her works before graduation.
Differences of classes
Buj Zsófia, Drótos Dominika, Kovács Pécskay Emese, Liksay Csenge Gyopár, Matisz Johanna, Márton Dominika, Takács Flórián, Veenstra Csenge
The exhibition entitled Osztálykülönbségek "Class Differences" consists of the art works of second- and third-year painters at Attila Szabó's department of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. The focus of the exhibition is on the presentation of diversity and the question of how the works of young, beginning painters fit into certain tendencies of contemporary art.
Everything will be fine
To the artist, “Everything will be fine” serves a blunt, mantra-like purpose, something we all say to ourselves in order to make us feel that everything will turn out okay, even though we know deep down that that’s not going to happen.
The exhibition has nine stops, summaries, moments.
Special raw materials, the search for perfection, demonstrative, almost indecent pieces according to the standards of the profession prone to strictness, as they contain undervalued, slightly despised raw materials with artificial sockets.
Kaszás Réka, Pető Márk, Halmi-Horváth István, Kucsora Márta, Regős István, Kondor Attila, Jakatics Szabó Veronika, Tomasz Piars, Romvári Márton, Sándor Krisztián, Gesztelyi Nagy Zsuzsa, Gilly Tamás, Haász Katalin, Cseke Szilárd
Twelve years ago, two couples decided to organize a creative camp for mostly young artists. Since then, a lot has happened to painters and sculptors. Their vision has changed, their technique has evolved, they have developed their own style, they have reached new themes, there are those who are in the meantime a constant actor of foreign art-fairies, and there are also those who are not working. In this exhibition, we are looking for answers to questions like what are twelve years in art enough for?
Proposal and requirements
Kahán Art Space Budapest provides the following to the participating artists:
Beyond providing the venue, Kahán Art Space Budapest takes upon itself the transportation of artworks to and from the exhibition venue, as well as the cost of the opening show including its promotion and catering costs. The documentation of the exhibition will be published on the foundation’s website, and it will be included in the annual publication on the foundation’s activities.
Participants of any Dr. Éva Kahán Foundation programmes are required to respect human rights, especially minority rights, and the freedom of art.
Call for Applications
Please send us an informative introduction of your previous creative work together with your curriculum vitae and an actual proposal for the exhibition. The proposal must include the following:
- a short description of the exhibition
- a presentation of the works (a maximum of 5 typical paintings/sketches/photos)
- planned time of the exhibition
- information on the material and technical requirements (e.g. technical installation) necessary for the exhibition.
Artists are selected, and the grant amount is decided by the board of the foundation based on the submitted documents, after a personal interview.
Please send the documents only in Hungarian, English or German to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kahán Art Space Budapest is looking forward to receiving your proposal!