Following the last few months’ challenges, Kisterem (Budapest) stepped out of its boundaries for a while. The gallery organized a large-scale, contemporary pop-up exhibition with the participation of its represented young and mid-generation artists in Kincsem Palota, Budapest.
Led by Margit Valkó, the gallery initiated the project entitled “Finally We Can Learn Something” along the lines of thinking together and cooperation. Creating an opportunity to directly encounter art again instead of virtual presence, the exhibition presents an exciting selection of the latest works by artists represented by Kisterem.
The exclusive venue of the exhibition, Kincsem Palota in Reáltanoda Street, Budapest, opened its doors again for the public during the exhibition. The palace was built in the 1870s by Ernő Blaskovich, the owner of the famous racehorse Kincsem. The palace is intact; however it was divided into apartments after the war and it has been uninhabited for decades. In the once lavishly decorated spaces of the neorenaissance building, one can still discover remnants of the original silk tapestry, the decorated ceramic fireplace, the stained-glass windows, carved wooden doorframes and the marble stove.
In the various spaces of the palace, artworks by fifteen of the gallery’s represented artists are shown, among them paintings by Gergő Szinyova, installations by Ádám Kokesch, János Sugár and Júlia Vécsei, an interactive video work by Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák, works realized with the use of special techniques by Judit Fischer and site-specific works by Tamás Kaszás. The location allows for the presentation of long-planned artworks the exhibition of which has not been possible up to now – this is the case of the six-meter rebar mural by Randomroutines, the caption of which, “Finally we can learn something” gave the title of the exhibition as well.