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Quimby and MONYO Brewery

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This week was presented at Pub named: “Neked Csak Dezsőben” in Budapest.

The Quimby came to the premiere of beer brewing MONYO, whereas talked about the birth of their  joint collaboration in inventing with the MONYO brewery  the beer bearing the fantasy name “The Hungarian Voice of the Devil”

In addition to tasting, the MONYO team and Joseph Karpati- nickname: Dodi talk about how the Quimby beer was born. The band’s trumpet player took part in the preparation of beer…  with trumpet melodies helped brewing,  crushed malt, hops in beer was administered and promoted the brewing by trumpet melodies. The brewers and the band altogether have assembled the recipe together, and after a few small (10-20l) homemade test pieces they decided to make Red India Pale Ale. Mosaic was brewed with hops and cold smoked. Worthwhile to add a word about the beer bottle … the Quimby band’s members can be seen “The Hungarian Voice of the Devil”on the label of MONYO – created by Graphasel Design Studio.

The breweries collectively dream came true with this exciting taste of Red India Pale Ale with lots of Mosaic At the event members of the band stood behind beer taps.

While we can hear dozens of similar collaborations from abroad – Iron Maiden,  AC/DC or Metallica‘s beer …  in Hungary – so far there have been few examples of such collaboration where a cultic Hungarian band would cook together with a small brewery house. But, as we know, pop culture and beer culture are not so far apart: as Líviusz put it, beer and  rock ‘n’ roll are the closest companions, and if reincarnated, would be a brewery in the next life (Or baker, or musician, but mostly brewer. )

“After a few small (10-20l) test boards, we decided to choose the flagship of the beer revolution, India Pale Ale. This IPA was cooked with a very exciting and elegant Mosaic honey and chilled cold, resulting in a very fresh, fragrant, citrus-and-bitter beer that anyone can easily and quickly enjoy. ”
– told Antal Németh –  master of the brewery of MONYO Brewing, about beer’s taste.

At the gathering  100 bottles of beers signed by the Quimby members were extremely popular and were sold out within minutes. The proceeds are offered to the Quarries Down House of Care Foundation. The  exclusive packaging  by the MONYO Brewing also offered their help in the exclusive packaging procedure.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

BODY Exhibition – Király Street Complex – Budapest

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The BODY exhibition focus on prevention and the importance of daily exercise.

In Budapest, at the Király street, the Body exhibition featuring more than two hundred pieces opened of February, 15.  The exhibition is open until the end of June 2018.  Dr. Bela Merkely – Deputy Rector of Semmelweis, Viliam Duris – owner of JVS Group and Dániel Bátyi – Managing Director of JVS Group Hungary Ltd. The event was attended by István Kovács – Kokó – Olympic champion boxer, János Hrutka-  national footballer, Zsófia  Földházi – world champion pentathlonist, Antonia Meszaros – Head of UNICEF in Hungary who also talked about the importance of daily exercise. Pál Győrfi – spokesman of the National Ambulance Service. The focus of the exhibition is now on prevention. The organizers hope that people know more about their own body, they can better understand the development of the illness – which can help to change our bad habits and lifestyles.

In the Király Street Complex (former Design Center building), an open exhibition is divided into separate rooms includes breathing, digestion, circulation, the nervous system, in other words, the functioning, structure and vulnerability of our body.

We can follow the development of medicine, but there are also civilizations diseases: there are no preparations yet, only old tools used for modern surgery, but a section also discusses the work of Hungarian Walking through the corridors one of the most influential part of the exhibition is the week-by-week presentation of the development of the human fetus.

Exhibitions of this type have been banned from many countries, critics of the exhibition have been guilty of gross negligence. The Bodies exhibition, which was visited a few years ago in Budapest, was attacked by many New York lawmakers because it was not clear from where the corpses came from. As said, each body has its paperwork, customs documents, and everyone has a waiver statement. There are people here who have resigned from their bodies before their death for a much more glorious purpose in the interest of science.

A little overview, insight into the discoveries of the medical sciences that emerged throughout the centuries … Over the centuries, humanity was interested in the inner body and functioning of the human body. Discoveries about this have already been dealt in Chine cca. 2000 BC – Already by 2000 BC Chinese physicians used acupuncture Kr.e. insertion of needles into different areas of the body that are connected with detain internal organs or patient conditions.It is obvious they must have been very familiar with the anatomy. There are also records of autopsies of people in Chine coming from as early as 1000 BC. To-day known as traditional Chinese medicine. Egypt cca. 2000 BC – In ancient Egypt scholars created the first comprehensive medical system. Although it considered the heart to be the center of the human thought it was very advanced for its time. Thirteen medical papyri survived and show us that former farmers suffered from similar diseases that we know to-day. The Egyptians believed that man is interwoven with a network of tubes that must be unobstructed. There were 3 groups of physicians in Egypt. The 1st administered medicines produced from plants, minerals and animals. Others used magic for treatments – it worked primarily on the mental health of patients. The 3rd group included surgeons… this group was in use of cauterisation – burning a wound with a red-hot iron to prevent infection. Mostly unknown the Egyptians knowledge the process of mummification, which was used to preserve corpses. Al the organs were removed, only the heart remained inside, considering to be the most important organ. Ancient Greece and Rome cca. 500 BC – Ancient European civilization was highly developed, including its understanding of medicine. The most famous Greek physician is Hippocrates – 460 BC to 377 BC – who is often called the “Father of Medicine”. Hippocratic medical knowledge was expanded by Galen – 129-216, another famous ancient physicians. His experience in the treatment of gladiators made him an excellent surgeon and turned his attention to anatomy and physiology.Arabic world – Avicenna or Ibn Sina – 980-1037 was a Persian philosopher and astronomer, but foremost a physician. He wrote the Canon of Medicine which is a collection of Graeco-Arabic medical wisdom. This work was the highlight of the medical knowledge of the 10th century and became the next inportant medical writing after Galen’s teaching in the Middle Age. The book served as a basic textbook for Muslim and Christian students of medicine. Interesting fact by Avicenna, assumed the existence of invisible creatures that can cause infection spread by air and water, and therefore advised to consume only boiled water.  Middle Ages 6th and 5th Century –  Medieval monasteries functioned as the health care centers, where the sick and wounded were treated by monks. A caring approach to patients was based on the Christian doctrine of “Love thy Neighbour” Monks in monasteries kept scientific knowledge of Antiquity, from which they drew their knowledge and skills. The patients were treated mainly with herbs and prayers. The Church in the Middle Ages forbade any surgeries and autopsies. Surgery was therefore performed by barbers and executioners. blacksmiths extracted teeth in the villages. In the 12th and 13th century universities started to teach medicine, including works, basic studies used from Hippocrates and Avicenna. Modern Ages since the 15th Century – for many known the most prominent figures in the history of anatomy was Leonardo Da Vinci – 1452-1519. He performed an autopsy, which was still forbidden by the Church at the time being. His anatomical drawings are unique in the world and are the basis for drawing the human body. Perhaps by all the art schools of to-day is common. In the 16th century the public autopsies became extremely popular.

It was announced at the opening the major Mummies exhibition to be brought to the Komplex  later this year. Furthermore, there are plans to hold concerts as well.

Update ans snaps Aggie Reiter

Wolf Prize in Music – Sir Paul McCartney  shares Hungarian conductor Ádám Fischer – 2018.

The Wolf Prize in Music – Sir Paul McCartney sharing with  Hungarian conductor

Ádám Fischer

On Monday the Wolf foundation announced its winners for 2018, with laureates also in the fields of chemistry, agriculture, mathematics and physics.

Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize is honoring Sir Paul McCartney this year as well as scientists from the U.S., Japan and Britain, among other countries.

Conductor Ádám Fischer shares the Israeli Wolf Prize for music together with Beatle legend Sir Paul McCartney. The Wolf Foundation said that Sir McCartney “is one of the greatest songwriters of all time.” … (An organizer said the foundation had notified McCartney’s representatives. Yet it was not immediately known if the former Beatle will appear in Israel for the award ceremony in May.)

The Hungarian ÁdámFischer conductor is being recognized by the prize committee for his music called him “an inspirational conductor and eloquent defender of human rights.”

The Wolf Foundation, the nonprofit organization that presents the awards, recognized Fischer for his work as conductor of the Vienna State Opera, the Düsseldorf Symphony, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra and many others, as well as for his political activism. Fischer is a member of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee.

Fischer is the second Hungarian musician to receive the prize after avant-garde composer György Ligeti. More than 30 awardees of the prize have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize.

The Wolf Foundation was established in 1975 with a $10 million endowment from the Wolf family. While it is a private, non-profit NGO, its activities are overseen by the State Comptroller of Israel, and the culture minister acts as chairman of its council.

The Wolf Prize has been given out annually since 1978 to laureates in the fields of agriculture, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, physics and arts.

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Flashnews – “Canadian Night” for Skating Fans – Budapest

City Park Ice Rink – District, XIV., 5. Olof Palme Promenade – Budapest

The City Park Ice Rink is pleased to organise a “Canadian Night” on Thursday, February, 15. 2018 from  5.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. in partnership with the Embassy of Canada to Hungary.

Join Ambassador Isabelle Poupart and her team for two hours of skating to the sound of Canadian artists – Bryan Adams – Celine Dion – Leonard Cohen -Drake, to name just a few.

Regular entrance fees will apply, but all those who wear a distinctive Canadian symbol on their clothes … Canadian flag, maple leaf, NHL hockey jersey, etc… will get a voucher for a hot drink (coffee, tea or hot chocolate).

Looking back on more than a century-old City Park means relaxation and fun for everyone. The Ice Rink, is beating up hearts of residents and visitors to choose from a variety of cultural programs throughout the year in Budapest.

Please note that just in case of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled and the Canadian Embassy will give it another try in 2019 to the Canadian Night – Ice Rink in Budapest.

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The Reunification of the Two Koreas – Katona József Theater – Budapest

Coming up  performances during the month of April with English subtitles

Katona József Theater – Budapest

 District, V., 6. Petőfi Sándor Street

Tuesday, April, 17. 2018. 

Katona József is one of the major art theaters in Hungary, staging classic Hungarian and international drama, as well as a selection of contemporary plays. The theater gives great importance to foreigners living in Budapest/Hungary by presenting Hungarian actors performance.


The Reunification of the Two Koreas is not about politics. It is neither about Korea nor Hungary. It can be applied to everything and everybody, as it presents both tragic and comic situations; a French newspaper called it “the tart kaleidoscope of human relations”. “The Reunification of the Two Koreas is a series of unrelated snapshots. These ironic-humorous fragments of stories are most similar to a number of short stories written on the same subject.” – says the author on his play.

Joël Pommerat is one of the most interesting creators of today’s French theater; he is an author, director and artistic director at the same time. He only directs his own plays, his working method is based on cooperative experimenting and improvisation. On his fortieth birthday he has started an unusual project: he promised the actors of his company to write a new play for them each year through the next forty years. The project has been going on since 2004. Pommerat and his company have worked and is still working in Peter Brook’s theater, Théatre des Bouffes du Nord, the Odéon of Paris and the National Theater of Brussels as well. The Reunification of the Two Koreas premiered in the Odéon, in 2013.

Cast: Alexandra Borbély, Tamás Keresztes, Andrea Fullajtár, János Kulka, Eszter Ónodi, Ervin Nagy, Judit Rezes, András Ötvös, Ági Szirtes, László Sáry. Translated by Dorottya Timkovics, Set-design – Balázs Cziegler, Costumes – Anni Füzér, Dance – Johanna Bodor, Dramaturg – Tamara Török, Assistant – Judit Gerlóczi, Director – Gábor Máté

Tickets available from  Thursday, February, 15.  on the spot and/or through web page (mind you only Hungarian written page!)

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Rafael Yossef Herman Exhibition – Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art – Budapest

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February, 16. – April, 1. 2018.

Open: 7 days a week except Monday 10a.m.- 8 p.m.
Temporary exhibitions (1st and 2nd floors)

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art – District, IX. 1. Komor Marcell Street -Budapest

Guided tours in English language.

The exhibition presents recent works by Rafael Yossef Herman known for creating his work with the hidden existence of the night’s darkness.

By observing this large-scale photographic installation, the Israel-born artist’s representation of the nocturnal world may look like daylight to the viewer. Encapsulating or imaginary realities Herman examines the limits of surrealism and timeless reality. In a sense he is researching virtually.

Virtual realities, games, simulations that are so influential to the present let us seek into areas unknown to the human eye. The night landscapes shot by Herman do not exist for our eyes. These strange lights of the night normally can only be perceived by technology.

Compared to the experience of the real daylight, we perceive odd shadows, moonlight features, color spectrum and shimmering details that differ from sunlight. Rafael Y. Herman strives to create a new reality out of the mystery of the night. He highlights the fact that although the night landscape is close to us, its reality does not exist for the observer. These sites never existed for the human eye, just snapshots, insights into another reality. Curator: Attila Nemes.

“Rafael Y. Herman was born in 1974 in Be’er Sheva, Israel. The winner of the Prague Photosphere Award in 2015, Herman began studying classical music at the age of six, becoming a percussionist in Philharmonic orchestras, ensembles and rock bands. Following a long stay in New York City, he studied at the School of Economics and Management at the University of Tel Aviv. Graduating in 2000, he moved to Latin America, taking a long research trip in seven countries: photographing Cuban musicians, the Carnival of Bahia and the Zapatistas in Mexico, working with Amnesty International in Paraguay, then studying painting in Mexico City and Chile and becoming part of an artists’ commune. This visual apprenticeship combines vision, metropolitan experience and encounters with uncontaminated nature. In 2003, Herman moved to Milan, showing the project “Bereshit- Genesis” at Palazzo Reale, a project created with a method of his own devising: nocturnal photography without electronic aids or digital manipulation, revealing what cannot normally be seen by the naked eye. This exhibition launched Herman into the international art scene. His works are in prominent public and private collections, including the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Salsali Private Museum of Dubai and MAXXI national museum, Italy. Herman’s recent solo exhibition in the magnificent Testaccio pavilion of MACRO museum in Rome claimed great international attention and marked the largest exhibition of the artist prior to the Ludwig Museum solo Exhibition in Budapest. Rafael Y. Herman is an invited artist of Ville de Paris at La Cité Internationale des Arts and currently works and lives in Paris.”

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue.

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Art Vinyl as Affordable Art – Celebrate Valentine’s Day.

The Art Vinyl Kissing Window – The Hari Hotel London

This is the latest Art Vinyl ‘seasonal’ window installation running throughout February.

Play & Display this Valentine’s Day

Being on the spot in London, can  provide the perfect selfie backdrop to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

The installation features 24 stunning kissing record covers but pretty sure there’s plenty more out there in your own record collections.

Art Vinyl was founded in London, England in 2005. Art Vinyl is the original way to display your favourite vinyl records. Perfect for music or art enthusiasts and those with an eye for stylish interior design. The first real champions of Art & Design for vinyl records. Art Vinyl also curate exhibitions celebrating the best in sleeve design.

The Art Vinyl exhibition was introduced in Budapest at the MONO Art and  Design Gallery in 2016. (see:

The unique Play & Display Flip Frame gives the chance to stylishly display favorite vinyl albums or 12″ singles and their contents on your wall. With this record frame’s unique design, can also change over the display within seconds, without having to remove the frame from the wall. The Flip Frame has a unique quick release system; simply press the catch at the top and they hinge open.

As a fan of Art Vinyl may expect  to enjoy their Play & Display products for a lifetime as they can change the display over time, as they change or they discover more vinyl art.

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