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ART.ISRAEL – ART.IS.REAL
FESTIVAL OF ISRAELI ART
OCTOBER 2017,
Millenáris and various other locations in Budapest

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM GUIDE

The art festival initiated by Art Market Budapest and organized in collaboration with its partners – most importantly with CAFe Budapest, one of Europe’s leading contemporary art festivals – aims to present and popularize contemporary art from Israel – the state shortly celebrating the 70th anniversary of its establishment – in a spectacular form and unprecedented richness.

Art Market Budapest (upcoming edition: October 12-15, 2017), Central and Eastern Europe’s leading international art fair will showcase a special selection of contemporary art from Israel at the fair location, featuring some of the prominent actors of the country’s art scene.

GUEST EXHIBITORS
Exhibitors presenting selections of their artistic portfolios in various exhibition areas at the fair location will include Braverman GalleryRawArt Gallery, ST-ART Gallery, P8 Gallery, Triangle Art Gallery, Israel Museum.

Location: Millenáris, Buildings B,C and D (II. Budapest, Kis Rókus u. 16-20.)
Open: October 12-15, 2017
(Thursday 11.00-20.00, Friday 11.00-22.00, Saturday 11.00-20.00, Sunday 11.00-19.00)
VIP Preview and After Party: October 11, 2017 

In collaboration with the Israel Museum, Art Market Budapest has selected and will personally present at the fair location the following artists:

  • DANA LEVY as Guest of Honor of Art Market Budapest 2017
  • ILIT AZOULAY as Guest of Honor of Art Photo Budapest 2017, the fair’s photo section.

Personally presented further Special Guest Artists at Art Market Budapest will include
KEREN GUELLERRUTHI HELBITZ COHEN, ERAN SHAKINE

FURTHER ISRAELI ARTISTS FEATURED DURING ART MARKET BUDAPEST:
Shahar AFEK,  Daphna ALON, Ron AMIR, Yaron ATTAR, Avner BEN- GAL, BOYAN, Lili COHEN PRAH-YA, Oren ELIAV, Mati ELMALIACH, Yevgeniy FIKS, Lali FRUHELING, Sharon GLAZBERG, Jade GORDON, Fahed HALABI, Roey HEIFETZ, Eti JACOBI, KLONE, Zoltan KLUGER, Olaf KÜHNEMANN, Roy MENACHEM MARKOVICH, Amir NAVE, Michel PLATNIC, Dan REISINGER, Tomer ROSENDHAL, Hadas SATT, Nir SEGAL, Joseph SEMAH, Gil Marco SHANI, Ishai SHAPIRA KALTER, Nirit TAKALE, Dafna TALMOR, Noam TORAN, Lihi TURJEMAN, Megan WHITMARSH, Carmela WEISS, Nevet YITZHAK, ZERO CENTS, Alexandra ZUCKERMAN.

The following exhibitions have been initiated by Art Market Budapest and will appear as official components of the Festival.

  • Presenting ZOLTAN KLUGER
    A show presents a not yet seen selection of the Hungarian-born photographer’s historical works.

    Location: Deák 17 Gallery (V. Budapest, Deák Ferenc u. 17. I)
    Open: October 12-30, 2017
    Opening event: October 12, 2017; 21.00
    Followed by a VIP reception
  • Presenting TIROCHE DELEON COLLECTION
    A curatorial selection is presented from one of Israel’s most significant private collections; the exhibition will host various programs including a reception in honor of the collector.

    Location: A38 Gallery (XI. Budapest, Petőfi híd, Buda side)
    Open: October 9-15, 2017
    Exclusive VIP event in honor of the collector SERGE TIROCHE: October 14, 2017; 22.00
  • Presenting RUTHI HELBITZ COHEN
    A double act presenting the well-known Israeli artist will include a solo show titled A deed without a name at a very special location initiated by and realized in cooperation with the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art and WHITECONCEPTS  Gallery in Berlin, and an exhibition titled Daphne in the Israeli Cultural Institute in Budapest.
    The solo show – A deed without a name
    Location: Zsilip Synagogue and Jewish Center (XIII. Budapest, Újpest rakpart 1.)
    Open: October 11-15, 2017
    Opening special event and party: October 11, 2017; 22.00
    The exhibition – Daphne
    Location: Israeli Cultural Institute (VI. Budapest, Paulay Ede u. 1)
    Open: October 10-30, 2017
    Opening event: October 10, 2017; 18.00
  • Presenting DAN REISINGER
    The well-known Israeli graphic designer (born 1934) had a strong impact on graphic design and visual representation in Israel, and has – in addition to his career in graphic art – designed the visual images of some of Israel’s leading companies and institutions (such as El Al, the national airlines, TEVA, etc.) and events of national significance. 
    Location: Esernyős Gallery (III. Budapest, Fő tér 2.)
    Open: October 10 – November 30, 2017

    Opening event: October 10, 2017; 18.00

Upon the joint initiative of Art Market Budapest and CAFe Budapest, a number of partners will add to the unprecedented richness of Israeli art presentations during the ART.ISRAEL – ART.IS.REAL festival. Following are a few highlighted partner exhibitions.

  • Yael’s Dream and Nightmares – a group show by Israeli Contemporary Artists curated by NICOLA TREZZI, Director of the MA Program of the Bezalel Academy of Arts.
    Location: Art+Text Gallery (V. Budapest, Honvéd u. 3.)
    Date: October 5-30, 2017
  • Flora and Fauna of the Jewish Autonomous Region – a special project by the New York based artist YEVGENIY FIKS reflects on the Soviet “prefiguration” of the formation of the Jewish state.
    Location: 2B Gallery (IX. Budapest, Ráday u. 47.)
    Date: October 7 – November 3.
    Opening: October 7, 2017; 18.00

The Festival intends to present Israeli art in its amazing complexity, with no limitations on artistic genres.

  • Presenting KEREN GUELLER
    A workshop by the Israeli video artist, where the audience is invited to take part in forming a new video work.
    Location: Millenáris (II. Budapest, Kis Rókus u. 16-20.)
    Date: October 12-15, 2017
  • Presenting ERAN SHAKINE
    The artist’s large-scale new public sculpture will be erected in Budapest city center.
    Location: (V. Budapest, Széchenyi tér)
    On show (planned dates): October 6 – November 30, 2017
    Additional works of the artist will be presented at the venue of Art Market Budapest.
    Location: Millenáris (II. Budapest, Kis Rókus u. 16-20.)
    On show: October 12-15, 2017
  • Presenting JOSEPH SEMAH
    The artist internationally known for his works inspired by historic themes will debut in Budapest with a performance created specifically for the occasion and location.
    Location: Millenáris (II. Budapest, Kis Rókus u. 16-20.)
    Date: October 12, 2017

Strategic partner of Art Market Budapest, the CAFe Budapest Festival is amongst Europe’s leading festivals dedicated to contemporary art. CAFe Budapest will add an amazing line-up of Israeli music and dance to the ART.ISRAEL – ART.IS.REAL festival’s selection of visual arts.

  • Presenting AVISHAI COHEN
    Jazz concert by the world-famous musician, composer and band-leader.
    Location: Müpa Budapest (IX. Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1.)
    Date: October 11, 2017
  • Presenting AVI AVITAL
    Avital meets Avital: classical music performance by the mandolin player and composer.
    Location: Uránia Movie Theater (VIII. Budapest, Rákóczi út 21.)
    Date: October 12, 2017
  • Presenting Dance the ISRAEL BALLET
    White Swan: dance performance.
    Location: National Theater (IX. Budapest, Bajor Gizi park 1.)
    Date: October 14, 2017
  • Presenting MIKSA EISKOVITS COLLECTION
    And the dead sing again –
    a musical selection from the hasidic musical collection.
    Location: Müpa Budapest (IX. Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1)
    Date: October 21-22, 2017
  • Presenting ANIMA SOUND SYSTEM feat. HEIDI VOGEL
    Jerusalem My Lova concert.
    Location: Akvárium Club (V. Budapest, Erzsébet tér 12.)
    Date: October 21, 2017

The conference titled Inside Art aims to present the art of Israel from a number of different aspects, the four-day event will feature and personally welcome an outstanding selection of leading Israeli and international professionals.

  • SERGE TIROCHE presentation
    Collectors’ Day will include the Co-founder of Art Vantage investment fund and Director of the Tiroche DeLeon Collection (Tel Aviv) as Speaker of the Day.
    Location: Millenáris (II. Budapest, Kis Rókus u. 16-20.)
    Date: October 12, 2017
  • JAMES S. SNYDER presentation
    Day of Israeli Art will include the International President and Director Emeritus of The Israel Museum (Jerusalem) as Speaker of the Day.
    Location: Millenáris (II. Budapest, Kis Rókus u- 16-20.)
    Date: October 15, 2017
  • GUY RAZ presentation
    Day of Photography will include the well-known curator and researcher with a presentation on Zoltan Kluger and historic photography.
    Location: Millenáris (II. Budapest, Kis Rókus u- 16-20.)
    Date: October 14, 2017
  • ARTIST PRESENTATION will include:
    ILIT AZOULAY photo artist
    DANA LEVY video artist
    DAFNA TALMOR photo artist
    Location: Millenáris (II. Budapest, Kis Rókus u- 16-20.)
    Date: October 12-15, 2017
  • PANEL DISCUSSION ON ISRAELI ART (speakers from Israel will include):
    LEAH ABIR, Curator, RawArt Gallery and Chief Editor, TOHU Magazine, Tel Aviv
    TAMARA ABRAMOVITCH, Curator, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
    AYA LURIE, Director and Chief Curator, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
    Location: Millenáris (II. Budapest, Kis Rókus u- 16-20.)
    Date: October 15, 2017

Initiated by Art Market Budapest and its partners, a number of accompanying programs and events will serve the purpose of giving a fuller picture of contemporary Israeli culture to all segments of the audience.

  • GASTRONOMY PROGRAM
    Guest appearance by the internationally recognized star chef  YOSSI ELAD known as a key professional behind the gastronomic reform of Israeli cuisine, and as Executive Chef at such iconic restaurants as Machneyuda (Jerusalem) and The Palomar (London).
    Location: Innio Restaurant
    The program will include an exclusive VIP Reception and tasting.
  • SOCIAL EVENTS
    Connected to the Israeli art festival will be hosted by such outstanding locations as the Brody Studios, the A38 boat and others, and are aimed as platforms for personal introductions and networking among the festival’s international guests.
    Locations: A38 Boat, Brody Studios, Deák 17 Gallery, Israeli Cultural Institue, Zsilip, Innio Restaurant
    Dates: October 11-15, 2017
  • ART EDUCATION
    School groups will be introduced to Israeli art by some of Hungary’s top professionals in the framework of art education program freely provided to over 1,000 students.
    Location: Millenáris (II. Budapest, Kis Rókus u. 16-20.) and other participating venues
    Dates: October 12-15, 2017
  • ART TOURS, GUIDED TOURS
    Thematic guided tours at the fair location and various parts of the city of Budapest will focus on Israeli art and the Jewish traditions of the city. In addition to a traditionally large number of individual visitors, organized groups from Israel and other locations have already indicated interest to arrive to Budapest, and will be given specialized programs to best meet their expectations.