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2017

Newly published Resident Art Catalogue

Thursday December 21st, 2017

Although I consider that ‘art belongs to everyone’ is an overused commonplace, I still hold that contemporary art is a public good. This stands true even if facts seem to prove otherwise. Besides showcasing its own visual artists, the aim of Resident Art is to broaden the contemporary art scene, offer guidance in current trends of art, facilitate engagement with art through personal experience, and lastly, to raise awareness of […]

Although I consider that ‘art belongs to everyone’ is an overused commonplace, I still hold that contemporary art is a public good. This stands true even if facts seem to prove otherwise. Besides showcasing its own visual artists, the aim of Resident Art is to broaden the contemporary art scene, offer guidance in current trends of art, facilitate engagement with art through personal experience, and lastly, to raise awareness of art.

The past two years have taught me that though people do seek access to today’s art, their possibilities are limited. Our exhibits, art walks, movie screenings, exhibition guides, and meet-the-artist events have encouraged many to engage with, ponder and welcome contemporary works of art instead of merely looking at them.

Out catalogue presents those artists with whom we have co-created the Resident Art community. Most of them step beyond the boundaries of media by combining traditional genres and progressive techniques, while making art pieces that offer highly personalized reflections on current issues.

I’ve been in this field for almost a decade. As a teacher and an art historian, as well as a gallerist, I am convinced that the encounter with a piece is an indispensable prerequisite of understanding, while a personal experience or a meeting with the artist may facilitate the building of an emotional-sensual relationship.

Wishing you an insightful journey through our catalogue!

Schneller János
art historian, gallerist

[Introduction of the Resident Art Catalogue 2017]

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Find our catalogue online HERE.

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almost – Mátyás Boros’s exhibition at Resident Art Budapest Gallery [photo gallery]

Thursday October 26th, 2017

   Mátyás Boros – almost Introductory thoughts In his graphic works, Mátyás Boros has been moving beyond the boundaries of narrowly interpreted graphic arts for years, and moving towards installations and objects, most recently also in the direction of the ready-made. He leaves the surface defined by the dimensions of graphics in every single exhibited work of art, and he steps out into the space, as if he felt the […]

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Mátyás Boros – almost
Introductory thoughts

In his graphic works, Mátyás Boros has been moving beyond the boundaries of narrowly interpreted graphic arts for years, and moving towards installations and objects, most recently also in the direction of the ready-made. He leaves the surface defined by the dimensions of graphics in every single exhibited work of art, and he steps out into the space, as if he felt the opportunities provided by the surface too narrow. In the art of Boros, this shift, i.e. the crossing of the borders between dimensions and genres, is not a game for its own sake, but the result of the impact of the content on form in every instance, where the carrier adds as much to the interpretation of the work of art as the depicted form.

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As far as his topics are concerned, Boros prefers the tropes of collective image recollection and the world of everyday objects, which we catch a glimpse of with the joy of recognition, but in the same moment this good feeling passes due to a sense of fragmentation, deformation and incompleteness, and is replaced by the unpleasant feeling of almost. The barriers of visual satisfaction – the forms of foldings and truncations, which have a frustrating effect – almost prompt the recipient to intervene in the work of art, as well as to uncover and repair the hidden parts. The enjoyment of the presentation of forms and the simultaneous feeling of fragmentation causes a tension in the work of art and in the recipient as well, which is not resolved at the exhibition.

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The almost works of art simultaneously refer to incompleteness and imperfection (imperfectum), which are the signs of the mundane imperfect representations of ideal or idealistic objects and notions, but also the metaphors of the fragmentation of human existence. It is hard not to realise the parallel between the almost state of the installations and the topics of the masterpieces selected and adapted by Boros, most of which are images of the recollection of European culture, with the topics of the fragmentation, incompleteness and aberration of mankind (The Fall, The March of the Blind). When visiting the exhibition, it is useless to hope for the realisation (perfectum) of our almostness, but at the same time we can get used to or almost get used to living together with this knowledge.

János Schneller
13 Otober 2017, Budapest

Opened on 19th October 2017, 7 pm, Resident Art Budapest (1061 Budapest, Andrássy Avenue 33)

Curated by János Schneller art historian, opened by Flóra Mészáros art historian.

The exhibition runs until 1 December 2017. Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 2-7 pm

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Fine Art & Antique Shops – classic art tour in Budapest [video]

Tuesday April 18th, 2017

We offer our Antique Shops tours for those primarily interested in antiques, classic paintings, sculptures, furniture, and artworks. Throughout our tours we mostly target the antique shops and galleries at the heart of the city that are most vibrant with art dealing. We visit Budapest’s famous gallery and antique shop street to get a look at some of the most prestigious galleries and auction houses in town, moving on to […]

We offer our Antique Shops tours for those primarily interested in antiques, classic paintings, sculptures, furniture, and artworks. Throughout our tours we mostly target the antique shops and galleries at the heart of the city that are most vibrant with art dealing. We visit Budapest’s famous gallery and antique shop street to get a look at some of the most prestigious galleries and auction houses in town, moving on to cosier antique stores; then an art deco antique and gift shop displaying furniture and souvenirs dating back to the 19th century. We then descend into the city’s largest cellar-gallery, where antique furniture is displayed alongside vintage paintings and contemporary art works. The tour ends here with a conversation about art and antique trade in Budapest.

Further information and booking: www.residentart.com/en/tours

Book a private tour! Contact us: hello@residentart.com

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It is an apartment? No, it’s a gallery!

Friday January 27th, 2017

Check out the January 2017 issue of Taxi – The Lifestyle Magazine. There is a 6 page long English text about private apartment-galleries that are special locations for contemporary art in the downtown of Budapest. You can find the magazine in more than 2000 city taxies, also in some cultural intitutions like the Hungarian National Gallery, Vigadó, The Castle Garden Bazaar, the House of Terror Museum and Belvárosi Színház.

Check out the January 2017 issue of Taxi – The Lifestyle Magazine. There is a 6 page long English text about private apartment-galleries that are special locations for contemporary art in the downtown of Budapest. You can find the magazine in more than 2000 city taxies, also in some cultural intitutions like the Hungarian National Gallery, Vigadó,
The Castle Garden Bazaar, the House of Terror Museum and Belvárosi Színház.

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