Video: Gábor Gyukics recites poems in two languages

Gábor Gyukics contributed to an online cultural event, UnDeR SZubCulT, where he recited poems in English and Hungarian. We are happy to share the video.

Seven videos you have to watch from Müpa’s archives!

Bored with the quarantine already? Here is some great music, dance, literature and fun to cheer you up! Great artists, instruments and genres. Enjoy!

Video work, based on Hungarian short story, will be exhibited in Switzerland

Péter Forgács’s video work Venom will be exhibited at the artgenève international art fair in Switzerland by the Ani Molnár Gallery.

I realized I could play God, and it freaked the hell out of me

The parents didn’t understand what is happening to their sons. Then one day, when the boys were almost twenty already, truth came to light…

The triplets who were 19 when they first met – interview with docu-director Tim Wardle

“When I showed them the finished film for the first time, and they loved it, there was the sense that I had delivered on my promise and that was great.”

Éva was murdered with 13, now her diary is published on Instagram

Actors and actresses recall what happened to Éva in 1944 in Hungary: from discriminative laws through the ghetto until the transports to Auschwitz.

These three films can profoundly change audience’s view on dance – interview with Gábor Pintér

They liberated dancers from following the rhythm, the tonality, or the structure of music; everything exists on its own in the same space and time.

They forgot that Hitler and Eichmann were also Austrians

How can someone have moral strength, somebody that you trust when he claims that he has supreme power, without any control above him? And why people don’t realize that these two concepts are not really hand in hand?

Seven-year-old Nina cried when she found out she was Serbian and not Croatian

The Croatian movie Srbenka received The Human Rights Film Award of the Verzió 15 International Human Rights Film Festival in Budapest. We interviewed the director Nebojša Slijepčević.

Geotaxis: a duo exhibition at the Ani Molnár Gallery

Examination of imagery and layers of meaning associated with the abstract formal language. Reflection on modernist avant-garde traditions of abstraction.

Secundino Hernandez’s exhibition in Vienna extended until 1 August

Here we will see a broad spectrum of his abstract painting. Opulent, colorful, expressionist, but also monochrome and ascetically minimalist.

Ani Molnár Gallery reopens in June! Until then, here is some more virtual art

Regarding the consolidation of the public health situation in Hungary, the Ani Molnár Gallery will reopen from 2 June with temporary, limited opening hours.

Animals in Art: Where to draw the line with ‘living art’?

Each case is dependent on context – nevertheless one has to hope that artists and institutions alike are sensitive to animal welfare.

How will our life be after coronavirus?

If there’s no silence, you don’t have time to reflect. But when I thought about my parents, everything fell silent at once.

How will the Supermarket change after Coronavirus?

It is a moment of global unity unlike any other in recent history, even if this unity is being fostered from the safety of our homes.

Five creative approaches to air pollution as Coronavirus pandemic leads to cleaner air

By reflecting on how people experience and encounter air pollution in their lives, designers and artists are visualising scientific research and data.

When the artwork becomes a tool in the creation process: Zsolt Asztalos’ My Art series

This unusual surmounting over his own art and his playful generosity pervades the My Art series. The artworks on the photos never reveal their true nature.

Video work, based on Hungarian short story, will be exhibited in Switzerland

Péter Forgács’s video work Venom will be exhibited at the artgenève international art fair in Switzerland by the Ani Molnár Gallery.

Lifetime Beat Poet Laurate award goes to Hungarian poet Gábor Gyukics

The International (Individual Country) Beat Poets Laureate is a Special Lifetime Honor that is awarded by the National Beat Poetry Foundation, Inc.

How will our life be after coronavirus?

If there’s no silence, you don’t have time to reflect. But when I thought about my parents, everything fell silent at once.

Video: Gábor Gyukics recites poems in two languages

Gábor Gyukics contributed to an online cultural event, UnDeR SZubCulT, where he recited poems in English and Hungarian. We are happy to share the video.

Gypsy Romanticism – Notes on the Margins of a Dead Friendship ~ by Susan Anwin

It was also the first time I experienced what it is like to be treated like a representative of some kind of exotic species…

Seven videos you have to watch from Müpa’s archives!

Bored with the quarantine already? Here is some great music, dance, literature and fun to cheer you up! Great artists, instruments and genres. Enjoy!

Steps Leading Nowhere ~ by Susan Anwin

So there I was, walking (almost) alone among monuments half sunk into the sand, the door openings of the silent tombs yawning like dark mouths.

Falcon Feather ~ Chapter 4 ~ by Susan Anwin

“She was floating. There were no memories, just the the silence and the dark and and it was alright…” Read the last part of the saga Falcon Feathers here!

Falcon Feather ~ Chapter 3 ~ by Susan Anwin

“Couriers galloped up and down along the length of the procession, cart drivers cried out. The harness tightened across the backs of the oxen.”

Falcon Feather ~ Chapter 2 ~ by Susan Anwin

“Blood and soul, flesh and bone,” she recited the ritual text. “Take whichever you like.” “Your hand will do…” Falcon Feather, a new story by Susan Anwin.

Global Stay at Home Choir from 72 countries – video

The Stay At Home Choir is a global musical community of more than 14,000 people from different countries. Here they sing O Radiant Dawn by James MacMillan.

Our joyful and energetic show aims to chase fears away – says cellist István Várdai

This show is a lovely collection with the content and depth of more traditional classical concerts, but amalgamated with a light summer night atmosphere.

The pandemic taught me: it makes no sense to burn ourselves out – interview with Barna Szőke from The Qualitons

Bands are usually defined by genres, but we have gone through such a journey within the last 11 years that I couldn’t define our genre – the guitarist says.

Hungarian Jazz Association celebrates with national stars Charlie and Tamás Berki

The concept is that every active jazz musician will be on stage who has shaped Hungarian jazz life during the last decades.

Hungarian opera singer under lockdown in Paris – interview with Emőke Baráth

The opera singer, who experienced the covid-19 pandemic in Paris, told us about the recent past as well as the upcoming concert.

Challenges and possibilities of lockdown for a contemporary composer – interview with Judit Varga

How did composers’ life change in this extraordinary situation? What kind of possibilities and challenges are waiting for them?

Forming a circle on stage will help at this extraordinary concert – interview with Áron Eredics from the band Söndörgő

“We do what we can to keep making music, but there won’t be any tours for a while” – band leader says. This brings them to the Müpa drive-in cinema soon…

No virus can take the community-building effect of music – interview with singer Lóránt Csorba

My realist self says that with precautions, concerts can be held in autumn – says Lóránt Csorba, frontman of the band Lóci játszik, about post-covid gigs.

Drive-in cinema assures: no lack of music for the summer!

In the car, one feels completely detached from the busy area – nothing can draw our attention away from the screen and the radio signal…

No escape from Wagner’s magic – online festival launches in mid-June

This year, due to the extraordinary situation, the “Bayreuth on the Banks of the Danube”, the 15th Budapest Wagner Days, will be a virtual festival.

Hungary Live Talks – here you can watch the video!

A discussion of Beata Barda (Trafó House), Kristin Marting (HERE Arts Center) and Christina Liata (Onassis Stegi). Moderator: theater critic Tamás Jászay.

Hungary Live Talks – International Theater in the time of Coronavirus

L!ve Talks series is now online, posing the questions that every professional is facing right now to theater creators, managers, directors and performers.

Saturday night fun: sing Don’t Worry Be Happy with Bobby McFerrin!

Müpa brings superstars in our homes in the time of quarantine – but let us hope that we can soon return to concerts that are a real community experience.

Seven videos you have to watch from Müpa’s archives!

Bored with the quarantine already? Here is some great music, dance, literature and fun to cheer you up! Great artists, instruments and genres. Enjoy!

There should be no sacred cows in arts – interview with choreographer Roy Assaf

I consider it a continuous process and with Girls in particular there has been a sense of great discovery over the past year – Roy Assaf recalls.

I told the dancers: we will be music, guys! – interview with Christos Papadopoulos

There are four instruments in Bach’s work: flute, cello, bass clarinet and violin, and each is represented by a human body. ‘Opus’, performed in the Trafó.

Müpa Winter Open Air: Family fun from advent-eco-concert to nativity masquerade

A family concert, a hot chocolate, and a few rounds of skating surely help us all to get in Christmas mood. Come to the Müpa Winter Open Air!

Can physical theatre and circus visualize totalitarian dictatorship? – Alexander Vantournhout and the Red-Haired Men

It will work out very well in Trafó to awake feelings with the mere method of looking at people – says Alexander Vantournhout.

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