"The Faces of New York"
Vizivarosi Gallery, 1027 Budapest II. Kapas utca 55.
Exhibition open: 2010. June 29 - July 22.
Opening reception: June 29 at 6:00pm
Opening remarks: Mr. John O. Balian, Cultural Attashe - US Embassy, Budapest
Curator: Beata Szechy - HMC
Ildiko Fulop - The Faces of New York - photo
Christopher Pelley - Installation
The summer and winter art colonies of the Hungarian Multicultural Centre, which have been in operation for quite a few years now, belong to those flourishing artist' communities that bring artists of various traditions and cultures together. These type of colonies have greatly contributed to the understanding of artistic trends and contributed to forming communities of artists even when the blocks of East and West were otherwise hermetically sealed from each other. The artists participating can meet the cultures of other countries and compare prejudices with reality. They can study a territory very similar in general to their own artistic practice yet the different cultural traditions and artistic personalities make it different and intriguing. The artists who come here bring their own world and form of expression and can enter into dialogue with the others, thus gaining a new perspective of their own art too. Such encounters provide opportunities for renewal or confirmation of beliefs and practice.