[artinfo] Time Out Budapest - art news and reviews (May 2012)

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Wed May 2 16:30:34 CEST 2012

May Art Talk - Symposia, Lectures and Events
'If you so wished, every week this month you could attend at least one art talk in English by a high profile international speaker and join the debate on some of the most vital issues currently circulating in the world of contemporary art and theory. At a time when due to a heady cocktail of politics and austerity in Hungary some doors are closing, it’s gratifying to see that so many institutions are committed to keeping their doors wide open to ideas, influences and opinions from the outside world.'

Société Réaliste: empire, state, building (Ludwig Museum > Aug 5)***** 
'There have been too few solo shows by genuine contemporary artists at the Budapest Ludwig Museum, so this exhibition surveying the frenetic production of Paris-based artist’s cooperative Société Réaliste is a real sight for sore eyes.'

Tibor iski Kocsis: Parallel Events (Deák Erika Galéria > May 5)****
'There is a clear guiding principle behind Tibor iski Kocsis’s enjoyable new series of paintings at Déak Erika Galéria, adding philosophical depth to the artist’s trademark mastery of photo-realist technique.'

Ákos Birkás: 'And even if we judge...' (Knoll Galéria >  June 2)****
'Borrowing a tongue-twisting quotation from trendy French critical theorist Jacques Rancière to provide the long title for his latest show, major Hungarian painter Ákos Birkás rejoins the debate on the purpose of painting in the contemporary world with rhetorical flourish.'

Katarzyna Majak: Im-Placement (Platan Galéria > May 18)***
'The gallery of the Polish Institute is well suited to site-specific installations, especially ones that expand to fill the street level exhibition space to create an intriguing spectacle for the style-conscious flaneurs of Andrassy út.'

Please send listings information by the 20th of the preceding month.

Maja and Reuben Fowkes
Art Editors Time Out Budapest
art at timeoutbudapest.hu

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