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From Leonardo to Miró – The Paper Side of Art @ Budapest

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Under the Spell of 150  years of Collection in Prints and Drawings.

 The Museum of Fine Arts  finally  reach the time to reopen its gates to the visitors to the world of Fine Art at the Michelangelo Hall.

From June, 4. – August, 15. 2021

Just a couple of minutes walk from Heroes’ Square

Around midday the Director of the Fine Art Museum Mr. László Baán opened  to the media representatives and talked about the reopening of the museum again for the public after the pending pandemic. He spoke about facing a brand new catalog and an extraordinary exhibition, whereas marking the 150th anniversary of the Collection of Prints and Drawings. With this exhibition and the catalog they are celebrating the 150th anniversary of their unique European ranking collection. Also added…“Last time the finest pieces in the Collection of Prints and Drawings were published was 22 years ago, in 1999.  Then the exhibition was entitled Dürer to Dali. Master drawings in Budapest at the Museum of Fine Arts.  The 150th anniversary is a perfect opportunity to revisit the history of the collection in  the light of new  criterion and can present the finest works of collections of the two institutions reunited in 2012, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Hungarian Gallery – Budapest. Following the museums tradition, the new richly illustrated volume “The Paper Side of Art. Eight Centuries of Drawings and Prints in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery – Budapest, containing 50 of our most excellent works on paper, is so accompanied by a cabinet exhibition. The Paper Side of Art: from Leonardo to Miró. Spellbound by 150 years of collecting Prints and Drawings. The pieces on display are among the most sensitive drawing and prints, therefore can be exhibited only rarely. Some exceptional pieces are along well-known artist such as: Leonardo Raphael,Rembrandt, Picasso,Miro, Schiele,  Mihány Munkácsy,  József Rippl Rónai, Jenő Zichy and Miklós Barabás. In the frame of the exhibition can also discover some outstanding new acquisitions as well as some hitherto  less familiar works.”

The various collections at the Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery hold over 10000 drawings and almost 200000 prints, dating  back from the mid 14th century to the 21st century.

The new catalog gives a comprehensive overview of the entirety of paper-based art, shining light on the parallels that appears throughout the centuries … e.g. chiaroscuro prints, creative copies, autonomous landscape drawings, the emergence of printmarking as an autonomous genre and the expanding of the boundaries of drawn and printed techniques and the distinctive artistic attitude that derives from  the use of paper.

The visitors  to the exhibition and readers of the album are likewise guided behind the scenes of the museum. In the catalog, curators write e.g. about the museum’s involvement in research and about how the collection are managed and operated. In addition contemporary artist speak for better understand of the special relationship that artists have with paper. The  album can be purchased on the spot at the “Gift Shop”

The editors of the volume and the curators of the exhibition are art historians  Ms KInga Bódi and Ms Kata Bodor. The Exhibition can be visited… Wednesday – Thursday: only the temporary exhibition entitled From Leonardo to Miró is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: temporary and permanent exhibitions are also open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
checkout and last entry: 5 p.m.
closing of exhibitions:, 5.30 p.m.

On Monday – Tuesday: closed,

Updated and snaps  by Aggie Reiter

PMJ on a world tour and coming to Budapest

PMJ - Budapest 2022

After five years Postmodern Jukebox will arrive to Budapest again on their „Roaring ’20s” tour. The band became popular on YouTube, last year’s Postmodern Jukebox tour, but whilst interrupted by the Corona epidemic, the band is now one of the first to announce that it will give a concert in the Capital of Hungary rolling to reopen on tour. The theme of the long-awaited return of world-famous musicians is the celebration of the 1920s, in which modern pop hits are performed in the classic style of bygone eras – accompanied by a spectacular show.

Scott Bradlee’s pop-jazz band will perform at the László Papp Budapest Sports Arena on June 23, 2022. Tickets are now available in advance from 10 a.m. on May 19, 2021 through Tex national ticket offices and eventim.hu.

Fans cans also  choose between various VIP packages, by the favor of the production team, with which they can meet the performers from up-close. 

Update Aggie Reiter

Visit to the Ráth György Museum again

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The Museum of Applied Arts is pleased to inform its audience that its exhibition space at the György Ráth Villa in Budapest welcome visitors again. Opening hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except on Mondays.

In addition to the permanent exhibition “Our Art Nouveau”, the villa will also feature a completely new temporary exhibition: this time the series “In Circulation” will feature the Dechem Studio in Prague. The exhibition can be visited until 5th of June 2021.

Dechem Studio in Prague is one of the most renowned representatives of contemporary Czech glass art. Its designers, Michaela Tomišková and Jakub Janďourek, are a party at work and in life. In 2012, Dechem Studio was founded. They have a wide range of design and manufacturing experience.

The two contemporary designers become acquainted with the museum’s internationally unparalleled rich collection, selected an objects that inspires within their own work, and created their own design that reflects upon it. The design object(s) born from the inspiration of the museum’s collection will also become a part of the collection, which will also provide the opportunity for further relations and exhibitions.

The excellence of contemporary Czech glass art reflects the 1930 volume of Madame Bovary selected from the art book collection of the Museum of Applied Arts, while at the same time unveiling the secrets of a magical raw material, lithyalin glass, reminiscent of semi-precious stones.


Due to the epidemiological situation, the area of ​​the villa can be entered after a fever measurement and hand disinfection, with a certificate of protection and a mask.
Visitors to the exhibition halls will also be asked to keep a safe distance.

Update Aggie Reiter

SZIGET Festival Budapest 2021

Hungary’s SZIGET, which organize some of the largest music festivals in Europe and yes for sure many people are not unfamiliar with the Hungarian word SZIGET which mean ISLAND in English language.

Newsflash goes with deep sorrow for many locals and foreigners having a time of their life the organizers of “Sziget” – The Island” one of Europe’s largest festivals, canceled the event for 2021, citing uncertainties linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Background reason about the cancellation … was taking into consideration all the uncertainty around traveling to-and-from and catering industry, furthermore the national and international role of immunity cards, the decision was made to be focused on organizing only next year the Sziget Festival.

The Sziget Festival was held last time in 2019. Then it welcomed over half-a-million individuals from more than hundred countries and also from Hungarian regions taking part at entertainment-ville for over seven days.

As many who participated earlier at the Sziget Festival they were able to have the experiences about its diverse programs such as: several stages also holding workshops with performance art, comedy cabaret, gym and dancing.

This year two other music festivals in Hungary … the Sopron Volt Festival and the Balaton Sound Festival, are being also canceled.

Update: Aggie Reiter

Addition to the JFF PLUS Online Japan Film Festival – 2021.

See previous report:
https://rollinginbudapest.com/2021/01/31/the-best-japanese-film-productions-free-online-screening/

FREE ON-LINE JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL COMING UP  FROM TOMORROW!

 February,  26 . – March 7, 2021.

Thirty Japanese films will be shown in Hungary with English subtitles for free.

Applying movie offers such as: Thriller … Drama … Romantic … Musical … Romantic comedy … Children’s film… Annimation … Documentary … Literary adaptations … Contemporary and Classic works … Several award-winning films.

During the festival, three films will be available every day through https://watch.jff.jpf.go.jp website. All of them can be viewed throughout 24hours which give the audience an opportunity to several time, if wishes to do so. The festival will be colored by several additional programs on the website of the Japan Foundation that organizes the event.
Friday, February, 26. – 11 a.m coming up the latest works of the legendary director of T he Ring and The Ring 2, Nakata Hideo – Stolen Identity … short summary: Due to the loss of a cell-phone a couple in love experience a series of strange events around them. Makoto has no idea that beautiful Asami will soon become the prey of a serial killer, and that there is actually a dark secret behind her beautiful face.
Saturday February, 27. – 9 a.m. the festival will be screening the latest work of Yaguchi Shinobu, the director of Waterboys, a classic of comedy, and the highly successful Swing Girls. Dance With Me. The movie combines the atmosphere of Hollywood musicals with Japanese humor … short summary: Shizuka having met a hypnotist becomes the devil of the parquet The film won two awards: Kobayashi Audience Award and Special Director Award at the 2019 Toronto Japanese Film Festival.
Monday, March, 1. – 9 a.m. a 1952 Japanese classic will be shown. In Ozu Yasujirō’s drama – The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice. Short summary: Taeko and Mokichi traditionally arranged marriage – with the arrival of their stubborn niece, Setsuko realize, why they are not happy with their current relationship. In his characteristic way, the director depicts the family unit at crisis with humor and warmth – and a drop of resignation. Two films by Okita Shuichi, one of the most promising figures in contemporary Japanese cinema, will also be screened at the festival.
Tuesday, March, 2, 11 a.m. Plays in the era of 1987. Short sumary: A Story of Yonosuke the protagonist moves to Tokyo to begin college, where instead of the young Shoko, his attention is drawn to the older, mysterious “woman of doom,” Chiharu. As Yonosuke’s strange story unfolds, we can get a glimpse into the lives of his friends 16 years after the events, but by then he’s already missing from their circle.

For lovers of art movies on Wednesday, March, 3. – 11 a.m. Overview: a film 0.5 mm, which articulates thoughts about Japan’s aging society with dark humor can be exciting.

Saturday, March 6, – 9 a.m. Okita Shuichi’s other work – which was recognized in 2014 at the Tokyo International Film Festival -, Ecotherapy Getaway Holiday will be screened. Short summary: This comedy tells the story of a 2-day hiking excursion. Right at the beginning it can be suspected that the green-eared tour guide is not at the height of the situation, and soon after, he is lost in the woods. So the company is left alone and they soon realize that survival is their main task …
Same day 11 a.m. Ishii Yuya’s simultaneously thought-provoking and entertaining literary adaptation, The Great Passage will be screened. It’s about a linguistic odd fish who dissects the true meaning of words.
The full program is available at https://japanalapitvany.hu where interviews with five Japanese directors, along with Tamás Liszka talking about Japanese animation and Csilla Béresi – the Hungarian translator of the touching novel by Kawaguchi Toshikazu – from which the film Café Funiculi Funicula is adapted – will be available.

To participate to watch the films within the festival is free of charge, but in adavance registration is required, which can be done via the following page: https://watch.jff.jpf.go.jp/signup.html.

@ Aggie Reiter

„Don’t want to miss a thing” Or Do Ya !?!

There’s no doubt when hearing the words „Don’t want to miss a thing” it triggers one of Aerosimth’s incedible hit.

No use to think twice if you like live music …then get into the mood … Feel …Watch …Hear the hotest show with crowd mix of young, middle age, and elder folks! Live over the great content over the years on Aerosmith’s tours whereas they will really bring the house down.

The greatest American rock band of all time, Aerosmith will be on 17 worldwide shows. On route in Budapest within 5 months at the new Budapest’s stadium, Puskas Arena on Monday July, 12 2021 whereas will be the venue for Aerosmith’s first show in Hungary since 1994. Currently will have one time show coming up, ain’t worth to miss it.

Hopefully the restrictions by that date may be eased and life will be back to nomal.

This legacy continues as Aerosmith celebrates their 50th anniversary of their formation by playing a string of European shows across the whole European continent. This monumental 50th anniversary European Tour will come off the heels of Aerosmith’s wildly popular.

Special guest on tour with them will be Rival Sons, an American rock band. Many probably have memories of the great 70s rock Black Sabbath in mind when hearing them and also singing CCR song as well. Great band to step on stage with legendary Aerosmith.

© Aggie Reiter

Herald News – MONYO Brewery’s “Kit”

Prior to the Monyo’s previous online press conference, Monyo sent  a “kit”  in advance of their latest craft beers. The report and a brief description in a wink will be following: 
For many  may be well known about MONYO Brewing, which is one of the country’s first new-wave breweries by bringing their creativity for new special craft beers.

Good to know … If curious about the name Monyo and the meaning of the word in English, then found an explanation to „Monyo” = “Energetic, charismatic, ambitious”. It may be misleading, but in the case of Monyo it is largely true.

Before getting into the “kit” of beer flavors, first let’s have a glance on Monyo unique identity labels to their various beer types …  Their goal was to create a visual universe label to their beers that was interconnected with its audience and reflected on funny stories to those scenes from cult movies. The graphic design were/are basically based on pop culture characters.
The craft beers are becoming more-and-more popular and who else could be more to be known for its label brand is the MONYO Brewing. MONYO has in use the latest technology, pays close attention to hygiene and uses only best ingredients. MONYO is one of the fastest-growing breweries in Hungary. In the year 2015 won the title „Brewery of the Year”, and received several other foreign awards.

Update concerning the „Kit”

The aroma and taste are outstanding, no wonder cause their tasteful craft beers brewed by local brewers.

MONYO Black Mamba – 6.8% – 0.33L
Among Monyo’s this is one of the regular beer. „Liquid euphoria” Dense and creamy stout with Malagasy bourbon vanilla, lactose and oatmeal. In the first place a strange one, wasn’t sure what to expect. The body is med-low. Black Mamba mouthfeel is smooth, it’s lightly fizzy, teases with nose of vanilla latte, dark chocolate and light roasted coffee beans. Very dark colour, quickly disappearing head. Pleasantly softly crawling into your heart.
MONYO Flying Rabbit American IPA – 6.5% – 0.33L
About the beer … It is the most well-known Hungarian craft IPA Amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma and taste is hops, citrus, peach, mango, resin, slightly malty. Medium body, average carbonation.  Flying Rabbit is brewed with copious amounts of Citra and Centennial hops, resulting in an intense outburst of tropical fruit and pine, grassy flavors. Overall the Flying Rabbit was born to soar!
SCHATZI – 5.5% – 0.33L
A real, full-bodied Bavarian wheat beer. The banana, clove scents are complemented by a little wheat citrus and restrained bitterness. It’s a perfect refresher after a long day at work or simply to get loose. Great refreshing
MONYO Cherry Hero – 4.3% –  0.33cl/L
The sip felt like a bite into a freshly harvested sour cherry, while the 4.3% alcohol content is also ideal for a “supplementation” lot.
The flavor is mouthwatering especially for beer lovers with experiencing the aroma of fruity taste in beer. Having a little sprinkle of burnt candy sugar and sweet cherry, a note of blackcurrant juice to enjoy the pleasure of its taste.

© snap – Aggie Reiter

Herald News – “Monyo Land” – Latest Outdoor Entertainment-Ville @ Budapest 2021.


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Just days earlier online press meeting was held by Antal Németh founder and co-owner of MONYO Brewing, whereas was announced an overiew to their new-age – new home to the Monyo Land.
Before getting into details, here are some headlines details: The dynamically developing MONYO Brewing Co. small-scale brewery is establishing a summer outdoor entertainment place in the garden of Monyo Brewery (Kőbánya) namely MONYO Land @ District, X., Gyömrői Road 148 – Budapest. It is expected to be open for the public on April 30, 2021.
Figures – Next to the hall of the new brewery is designed a 5,000 m2 garden, where the work has already begun. The most important parameters of the site: Capacity 1500 people – It is 30 mins. from the city center – Every half hour there will be a special direct bus service to the venue from Blaha Lujza Square/Budapest – 120 m2 stage area – Martin Audio sound system – SGM, ADJ and Robe lamps – Stage technology subcontractor (hangosito.hu) – 24-meter bar counter – 32 beer taps.

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Here you go an animated video to the forthcoming Monyo Land where/what to be organised (even though written in Hungarian language, still gives an insight to this huge ville.

Pairing… Stereo via Monyo …  how about that? …  Concerts on the premises MONYO Land opening its doors in the spring of 2021, and during the summer season 50 days for leasure and pleasure with finest beers at your fingertips @ Kőbánya/Budapest’s entertainmentville seeking audience to enjoy Friday’s and Saturday’s evenings  … ticket prices later,  but only on concert days needy. Otherwise free entry pass. Visitors will surely enjoy to get lousse, relax from their everyday hustle-and-bustle life.

Just a moment in time MONYO Brewing Co. brewery was founded in 2014 by master brewer Ádám Pein and Antal Németh, layed their goal was to get their quality kraft beers to as many beer-lover people as possible. In the autumn of 2019, with the involvement gain an investor with a solid background, the largest development in MONYO’s history to date, with its construction of a new brewery and the rest is history.
Plans for 2021 – in reach the capacity of the new brewery will be 2,000,000litre of beer/year, with a 2000litre brewery and 6000litre fermentation tanks. They also decided to joint their love of music and beers and set off a live music concert venue in the courtyard of their new ground.

Brewing with domestic bands – Quimby and Ivan and The Parasite. Was awesome opportunity for the bands to meet within their brands of beers and reach many new people. Firstly announced performers for the season of 2021: Carson Coma, Belga, The Biebers, Péterfy Bori & Love Band, Ricsárdgír.

Day tripper – On the concert days the visitors will be able to take part on the same day enhancing the MONYO Land experience on an exciting brewery tour at one of the most modern kraft breweries in Hungary.

“Icing on the cake”„LIQUID BREAD” (beer socalled by Hungarians) and  “KRAFT BREAD”. Mouthwatering bread will be available on the spot at the bread factory in the hall whereas kraft breads are baked by bakermen.

Image of MONYO Land – MONYO Land is a fantasy country to the future in both ways. The unique character of the venue is to be supported by the founders with a unique image.The surreal graphic world on the drawings-animations on the labels of MONYO beers takes it to a new level.

The MONYO Land program – MONYO Land’s music offerings show an even more colorful picture than its graphic image: the common point among the performers is the live band, but almost anything fits into the program terms of genre: pop, alternative and rock bands that scrub the mainstream and not scrub at all, hip-hop and electronic -musical performers, productions that have defined the Hungarian light music cycle for years, as well as the latest new bands ont he block.

Hospitality – MONYO Land would also like to present a different and new place in this area: the drink menu will be selected with the thoroughness and sophistication usual from MONYO. The founders aim is to provide a special experience in their unique, characteristic venue, with live music concerts and other entertainment, not to mention their quality beers – more than freshly tapped artisanal Monyo beers and of course, be constantly available as part of the regular offer, complemented by seasonal decoctions and specialty beers (e.g. barrel matured). From soft drinks and short drinks, only quality items are put into the glasses (not in plastic) striving to place as much emphasis as possible on the artisanal character. At the same time, no “high festival prices”! The organizers stated intention is to create quality hospitality that is affordable for everyone.
Three „ambassadors” of MONYO Land – Sena (Irie Maffia) –  Gergő Szirmai (videoblogger) Szabi Papp (Supernem) … mission impossible for them … work tirelessly on the preparation tasks and appear in a fun, absurdly unusual promotional video series on a weekly basis … see YT Monyo Land.

Covid situation, possible scenarios – Although the maximum capacity of the venue is 1500 people, also keeping eyes on the current and the up-to-date measures in holding of events. If nessesary lower the number of people participating at MONYO Land  and naturally using a maximally safe epidemiological protocol.

Transportation – There are a number of options to quickly access the suburban location. The traffic to MONYO Land is not as scary as it first seems. Further information on how-abouts later on.

© Aggie Reiter

Estas Tonne – Essential Sounds of the Universe coming to Hungary

Estas Tonne  will be holding a concert as a stop of his  international VISION Tour

Thursday, October 21, 2021. starting 7 p.m. – MOMKult – Budapest

The concert will be held at MOMKult on behalf of the Fonó Buda Music Hall.

Due to the epidemic situation, Estas Tonne’s 2020 international autumn tour will arrive in Budapest with the theme originally planned for 2021.

Music is an intangible and elusive branch of art that can effectively influence our inner vision, which is why the tour was named VISION. “Telling a story with music that has no text is a special way of expressing it. The student can create the story that suits him or her without the narrator saying anything. Of course, I also experiment with songs, poems, and stories. Among them are things that are no longer important at all and there are some that come naturally.” so had the artist admits.
Join Tonne’s spiritual journey, pushing the boundaries of our inner into revelation.

Estas Tonne was born in Russia and started playing guitar at the age of eight. He moved to Israel with his family in the 1990s and then took his trip to New York, where he had just arrived a week after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He met street musician Michael Shulman, with whom he later performed at the 9/11 anniversary commemoration, and also released a joint album. Tonne as a street musician.

He has turned up in many places from Mexico to India, hence the name gipsy troubadour or modern troubadour. He uses his instrument as if it were a whole band. He plays a six-string acoustic guitar without plucking, combining the solo with rhythm and walking bass. Today he is a guest of many major festivals around the world. In 2014, he joined performed at the Everness Festival in Hungary.

Tickets can be purchased to his concert  to a/m date through: https://fono.jegy.hu/?lang=en

© Aggie Reiter

The Queen of Gymnastics Agnes Keleti turned 100 years on Saturday, January, 9.

Agnes Keleti was a headline celebrated to her 100th birthday on Saturday, January, 9, in the media not just in her native Budapest Hungary but around the world. She is the oldest living Olympic champion. Was a Holocaust survivor and winner of 10 Olympic medals in gymnastics … including five golds.

Keleti went through very hard and exciting chapters of her life … achievements, adventures, tragedies and perseverances, as she said, passed away in a flash of lightning. Also added Q.: “These 100 years felt to me like 60 yrs.”. When asked her what is the receipt to a long Life she answered Q.” Never look into the mirrow”. As always she also has kept her great sence of humor.

Agnes Keleti, was born Agnes Klein in 1921, had her illustrious career interrupted by World War II and the subsequent cancellation of the 1940 and 1944 Olympics. Forced off her gymnastics goup in 1941 because of her Jewish ancestry, Keleti went into hiding in the Hungarian countryside where she survived the Holocaust by assuming a false identity and working as a maid. Her mother and sister survived the war with the help of famed Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, but her father and other relatives perished at Auschwitz, among the more than half a million Hungarian Jews killed in Nazi death camps and by Hungarian Nazi collaborators.

Resuming her career after the war, Keleti said her main goal was to travel around the world in the first place cause she always loved travel to different countries cause in those days was not an easy thing to have a passport, to leave Hungary and then came Q.” “I loved gymnastics because it was possible to travel for free.”

Also said during the interview how much adors traveling saying, the experiences gained while traveling the world were more precious than her 10 Olympic medals. Still today she would travel-and-travel but the pandemic rules the world but still hope when it will leave she will take off to explore additional landscapes.

In 1948 was set to compete at the 1948 London Olympics but a last-minute ankle injury dashed her hopes. Four years later, she made her Olympic debut at the 1952 Helsinki Games at the age of 31, winning a gold medal in the floor exercise as well as a silver and two bronzes.

Despite her achievements — with six medals she was the most successful athlete at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and she is recognized as one of the most successful Jewish Olympic athletes of all time — the still-vivacious Keleti said she most values her health and the simple fact that she has lived. On the eve of her birthday Q.: “I live well, and it’s great that I’m still healthy, And I love life, Health is the essence. Without it, there is nothing.”

Those travels would ultimately result in a nearly 60-year absence from her native Hungary. At the age of 35, while she was becoming the oldest gold medalist in gymnastics history in Melbourne, the Soviet Union invaded Hungary following an unsuccessful anti-Soviet uprising.

Keleti remained in Australia and sought political asylum. She then immigrated to Israel the following year and worked as a trainer and coached the Israeli Olympic gymnastics team until the 1990s.

After leaving Hungary for the Olympics in 1956, she visited her native country only once before returning to Budapest in 2015.

Keleti was awarded the Israel Prize in 2017 — considered that country’s highest cultural honor — and is the recipient of numerous other prestigious awards, including being named one of Hungary’s “Athletes of the Nation” in 2004. She holds individual gold medals in the floor exercise, balance beam and uneven bars.

Starting this year, Israel’s championship for artistic gymnastics for women will bear the name of appraised Jewish Olympic gymnast Ágnes Keleti in honor of her upcoming 100th birthday celebrated on January 9. Agnes Keleti remains the most successful Jewish female athlete ever in Olympic history.

As said in the media, today, Keleti follows her doctor’s recent advice to avoid performing full leg splits, and her near-perpetual smile and infectious laughter are reminders that even in times of great hardship, there remains the immutable potential for perseverance and the joy of life.

© Aggie Reiter