An internationally important exhibition of works by Imre Bukta opens in Budapest.
Ten years ago, the Kunsthalle in Budapest set a new visitor record with an exhibition of one of the country’s most famous contemporary painters, Imre Bukta, and since then, no other contemporary exhibition in Hungary has been visited by more people. This is why there is great anticipation for Bukta’s next exhibition, which will be organized by the same curator but in a different venue. The exhibition Műveljük kertjeinket! (Let’s cultivate our garden!) will open on 27 November in the gallery of the GODOT Institute of Contemporary Art, which covers more than 1,000 square meters.
The works of art on display were created specifically for this project, following a strong concept. The artist, who is 70 years old this year, has painted more than half a hundred panel paintings for the exhibition and created a number of new installations that can only be seen in this event—in spaces that have been individually constructed in line with Western European and American practice, as was the case at the Kunsthalle ten years ago. Gábor Gulyás, curator, said that the themes covered by the units of the exhibition are certainly important to many: what do the experience of rural life and the relationship to nature mean today, how can sacredness be perceived, how do values get lost, where do the difficulties of finding home come from, how can we face the passing of time, why are creation and creative work so important for man. Imre Bukta’s works reflect on these questions with the tools of high culture, creating nuanced and rich layers of meaning.
Let us cultivate our garden!
Open to visitors: 27 November 2022—30 April 2023.
GODOT Institute of Contemporary Art
Budapest, District III
21 Fényes Adolf Street