Szentendre, Hungary
27 August 2016 – 16 October
20 exhibitions 60 programs 90 artists

H-2000 Szentendre, Fő tér 2-5. |


Szentendre, the town located immediate vicinity of Budapest, is one of the most important centers in Hungary of all-time contemporary art for nearly a century — currently also about 130 artists live here. The Ferenczy Museum Center is the determining institution of the artistic life of the region, which is operate ten museums and exhibition spaces in the small town along the Danube River. This institution — with a civilian organization, the Art Capital Foundation – is organizing a large-scale international contemporary arts event series between 27 August and 16 October 2016 in Szentendre. In the Art Capital, launched with intention to create a tradition, twenty, thematically connected exhibitions wait for the visitors in a venue which easy to get around on foot: the historical downtown of Szentendre. The theme is nowadays’ time experience — the exhibitions reflect on this, and there are large number of accompanying programs also.

The central exhibition curated by Gábor Gulyás, the Director of Ferenczy Museum Center (the former leader of MODEM Debrecen and the Kunsthalle Budapest, the former Hungarian national commissioner of the Venice Biennale). In the exhibition, organized with the title: Wasted Time, determining representatives of international contemporary art can be seen like for example the Serbian-American Marina Abramovič, the American Bill Viola, Judit Reigl who lives in Paris, the Finnish Eija-Liisa Ahtila, the Japanese Chiharu Shiota, the Austrian Peter Kogler and Jelena Bulajić who lives in London.

In the exhibitions of Art Capital there are more than thirty Hungarian artists, but there are a large number of Polish and Romanian artists also. The letters are mainly artists from Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca who are presented in a separate exhibition in Szentendre (Almost Objects, Vajda Lajos Museum), and five of them — Zsolt Berszan, Radu Comşa, Sorin Neamtu, Florin Ştefan and Szabolcs Veres — are exhibiting in the central exhibition in ArtMill.

Zsolt Berszan's works. Selected by Gabor Gulyas curator of the exhibition "Wasted Time".