Art Market Budapest, the most important art fair in the Central and Eastern European region, welcomes visitors between 6 and 9 October. This year’s guest of honor will be Serbia.
After the difficulties caused by the pandemic, Art Market Budapest is back in full power with more than 16 exhibitors and over 500 artists’ works arriving at the Bálna in Budapest. Due to the extraordinary interest of exhibitors, the fair, now in its 12th edition, has been set up on an area of around 8,000 square meters. In addition to international participants, the most prestigious Hungarian galleries will be represented, but the introduction of some newcomers. Several side events will also be held at the Bálna: Art Photo Budapest, the only international photo fair in Central and Eastern Europe, Inside Art, an international art conference, and 360 Design Budapest will also be open.
This year’s guest of honor will be Serbia, under the patronage of Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and Information Maja Gojković. MOST.SERBIA is an arts festival with exhibitions and events in external venues, alongside dozens of exhibitors at the fair. Q Contemporary, a recently opened private museum on Andrássy Avenue in Budapest, will present a selection of works by Mira Brtka, perhaps the most internationally renowned Serbian contemporary artist. The Hungarian University of Fine Arts will host an exhibition in collaboration with the University of Arts in Belgrade. The Gabor Miklos Szoke Studio in Csepel, which is now presenting a unique exhibition of Serbian private collections entitled Collecting Serbia—Public Hobby. Magyar Műhely Galéria (Hungarian Workshop Gallery—the Transl.) will focus on the work of artists from minorities living on both sides of the Hungarian-Serbian border. A side event of Art Market Budapest, the Inside Art conference, will dedicate a special day to Serbian contemporary art, including discussions with leaders of art institutions in the guest country.
Art Market Budapest
6-9 October, Bálna Budapest