Opening: MY SPIRITUAL WANDERINGS


Zsuzsa Péreli’s exhibition, My Spiritual Wanderings will open on Thursday, 30th November at 6 pm, at Ferenczy Museum.

Welcome speech by Gábor Gulyás museum director
Introduction by Dorottya Gyürk, Szentendre’s Deputy Mayor for Culture
Opening speech by Dr. László Csorba historian, professor
Contribution: László Tolcsvay composer, musician
Curator: Emőke Bodonyi art historian

 

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MY SPIRITUAL WANDERINGS


Zsuzsa Péreli (1947) is a seminal artist of contemporary Hungarian tapestry, whose work renowned art historian János Frank called synonymous with Gobelin. She has had over seventy solo exhibitions, at venues that have included Műcsarnok and the Museum of Applied Arts. She is also an internationally recognized artist, who in 2001 became the first foreign creator to have a solo display in Aubusson, France, the birthplace of the Gobelin. She is an Artist of Merit and an Artist of Excellence, a holder of the Hungarian Heritage Prize, and a member of the Széchenyi Academy of Literature and Art.

While she is an innovator keen on experimentation, she considers it an ethical responsibility to keep the traditions of tapestry weaving alive. Following in the footsteps of Noémi Ferenczy, she weaves all her works herself. Though she responds to contemporary problems with sensitivity, she early on manifested a special empathy towards a one-time golden age, the fate of simple people, which she accesses through the old objects of urban and folk culture.

Over the past two decades the artist has taken an interest in philosophically profound questions, and her compositions have concentrated more and more on the unity of physical and spiritual, earthly and celestial values. Her current exhibition also guides the viewer from the contemporary materialistic environment into a more exalted universe.

Zsuzsa Péreli has not had an exhibition at the Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre since 1990. The current selection offers an overview of the most beautiful and important works of an oeuvre that now spans four decades.

Curator: Emőke Bodonyi

 

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We wish to welcome


We wish to welcome our current and future visitors to our new website.
The FMC staff has gathered in ArtMill’s courtyard to take a joint picture to show through our smiles what joy it is for us not only to be a member of this exciting team, but also to be present in Szentendre’s cultural and everyday life.

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Opening: FOREST HIDEOUT


Rejtekerdő címmel nyílik december 8-án, pénteken 17 órakor Csíkszentmihályi Róbert kiállítása a Ferenczy Múzeumban.

Welcome speech by: Gábor Gulyás,
director of Ferenczy Museum Center

Salutational by: Dorottya Gyürk,
Szentendre’s Deputy Mayor for Culture

The exhibition will be opened by:
Péter Gothár film director

Zenei közreműködők:
Dorottya Richter, viola da gamba
Márk Miskolczi, nagybőgő

Curator of the exhibition:
Katalin Kopin art historian

A kiállításon Kovalovszky Dániel fotográfus Zöld csend című fotósorozata is bemutatásra kerül.

 

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CROSS HORIZON


The painter Gyula Kandó (1908–1968) and his wife, photographer Ata Kandó (1913–2017) had an adventurous life and a heartfelt relationship. The two passionate artists had three children. They got attached to Szentendre through their friend Endre Bálint. As a result, Gyula Kandó lived for almost ten years in the city.

According to his wife, if Gyula Kandó hadn’t had returned to Hungary, he would have become a world-famous abstract painter, just like Kandinsky or Paul Klee. Thanks to her, the Ferenczy Museum Centre’s collection of Gyula Kandó’s works – together with an other part of the legacy, which has already earlier been deposed in the museum – now encompasses several hundred pieces. Gyula Kandó’s paintings are represented in the Hungarian National Gallery, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, as well as private collections. To this exhibition, actor Gábor Nagy has lent paintings.

Ata Kandó (born as Etelka Görög in Budapest, Hungary) had a similarly interesting life and remained active well over the age of 100. She died shortly before her 104th birthday in September 2017. Her career connected her to many of the iconic figures of photography. In Paris, for example, she was assistant and protégé to Robert Capa. After his husband left Paris, she earned her and her children’s living by herself, working as fashion photographer and publishing the photographs that she made during her travels around the world. Her photographs are represented in private and public collections as well. The Hungarian National Museum holds her photos of the 1956 revolution. For the current exhibition, the Museum for Hungarian Photography in Kecskemét has lent 13 vintage photographs. Her kind and charming personality are reflected in the exhibited works.

As a special feature to the exhibition, paintings by Endre Bálint demonstrate the evolution of Gyula Kandó’s artistic attitude. Also on display is a series of abstract erotic graphics, formerly not shown to the public, and some excellent photographs that he has made of his wife.

The latest exhibition in the series of outstanding artists from the collection of Ferenczy Museum Centre is to showcase their works.

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Opening: Cross Horizon


Cross Horizon, Ata Kandó & Gyula Kandó’s exhibition will open on Wednesday, 22nd November at 6 pm, at the Szentendre Gallery.

Welcome speech by: Gábor Gulyás museum director
Introduction by: Dorottya Gyürk, Szentendre’s deputy mayor of culture
The exhibition will be opened by: Károly Kincses photomuseologist

Curators: Brigitta Muladi, Fruzsina Kigyós

22. November 2017. – 11. February 2018.

 

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IV. SCULPTURE BIENNIAL


The Sculptor Biennale, established in 2009 by Szentendre City Municipality upon the initiative of the Association of Hungarian Fine and Industrial Artists, was organized for the fourth time in Szentendre’s ArtMill. The previous biennales – Deduction, Space-Points, Evidence – and the current one, Dimensions, in line with the will of the founders, seek to present the diversity of contemporary Hungarian sculpture, the richness of mentalities, styles and of plastic solutions and wants to draw attention to the important role sculpture plays in contemporary Hungarian fine arts.

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