Posts Tagged ‘Budapest – Hungary’

The Life and Art of Frida Kahlo @ Budapest

Mexico City to Budapest – Museo Dolores Olmedo bringing Frida Kahlo to Hungarian National Gallery. Exhibition: Building C. – Ground Floor.

Saturday, July, 7. –  Sunday, November, 4. 2018.

Probably the most defining and iconic female artist of the twentieth century, Frida Kahlo is the subject of an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery in the summer of 2018. Thanks to the kind generosity of the Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico City, and several other important Mexican collections, more than thirty paintings and other works by the artist are being brought on loan to Budapest. The selection – which not only features the artist’s hallmark self-portraits, but also includes such major works as her very first canvas, painted in 1927, as well as paintings and portraits inspired by the events in her life, works suffused with symbolism, drawings, and even photographs – offers a glimpse inside the evocative, yet physically and mentally tormented inner world of Frida Kahlo, and shows us the mythical reality that she experienced and recreated.

Frida Kahlo, who originally intended to study for a career in medicine, was prone to illness from her earliest childhood. At the age of six she contracted a viral infection, which malformed her right leg; as a teenager she was involved in a bus accident, receiving multiple fractures to her spine and pelvis. Her injuries caused her intolerable pain, and she was confined to her bed for long months. She found escape from her suffering in painting, and the source of her art was her own self – the window onto her particular reality was the mirror, in which she could see her reflection looking back at her. The stiff, hieratic self-portraits that Frida Kahlo painted, mostly directly facing outwards or in two-thirds profile, were projections of the artist’s inner world, which helped her to create a new, versatile and exciting ego, radiant with energy, with which to confront the outside world. Her characteristic style of painting largely followed classical precedents, but was also richly nourished by Mexican folk culture. Many of her works are enlivened by historical, archaeological and ethnographic elements of Mexico before the Spanish conquest.Through the magnificent works on display, the Budapest exhibition conjures up the intricate and organic unity between the life and art of Frida Kahlo.
Suggested time for a visit: 1.5-3Hs
Admission:3200HUF

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2018 National Days – Grand Market Hall – Budapest

District, IX., 1-3. Vámház Blvd.

Coming up International Days at the Grand Market Hall in the heart of Budapest. During 2018 Budapest hosts special National Days where countries from around the world introduce their local products and having interest the visitors can buy these, having culture insight of the country, cuisine, and tourism. Roll around at the spectacular venue, spend some time, get the taste at the market by not having to have to fly over to the country on these following 3 days. Mark in advance in your calendar those National Days of your interest:

May, 8 – 10. 2018. – Indonesian Days
June, 5 – 7. 2018. – Portuguese Days
June, 12. – 14. 2018. – Italian Days
July, 3 – 5. 2018. – Indian Days
August, 14 – 16. 2018. – Peruvian Days
September, 18 – 20. 2018. – Hungarian Days
September, 25 – 27. 2018. – Polish Days
October, 9 – 11. 2018. – Transylvania Days
December, 4 – 6. 2018. – “Santa Claus” Days

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Samsung Electronics today unveiled its 2018 home entertainment lineup.

Samsung Electronics today unveiled its 2018 home entertainment lineup at the company’s First Look in New York event.

Samsung highlighted details about its flagship QLED TV models and its expanded lineup of UHD, Premium UHD and Ultra-Large Screen TVs. With groundbreaking design elements, enhanced picture quality, and intuitive smart capabilities, Samsung’s 2018 QLED line empowers consumers to enjoy content without distractions – even when viewers are not actively watching.

“Our 2018 lineup of televisions are truly our most innovative and sophisticated yet, designed for today’s consumer who is mindful of the aesthetics of their space,” said Jonghee Han, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are excited for consumers to experience our new TV lineup and features that offer more freedom to decide where and how the TV can be best enjoyed within the home.”

Samsung’s 2018 line features new innovations that enrich the lives of consumers by imagining how TV integrates into the living room, how consumers enjoy their content, and how they interact with their devices.

Highlights of the 2018 lineup include: Ambient Mode – Ambient mode provides useful information throughout the day – even when consumers aren’t actively watching movies and TV. It can play music as well as display news headlines, traffic reports, and weather updates. For wall-mounted TVs, Ambient Mode can mimic the pattern on the wall behind the TV to create an astonishing visual effect in which the TV blends seamlessly into the wall.

One Invisible Connection* – The new One Invisible Connection is one slim cable that combines both consumer’s power and AV data to the TV. Available up to 15 meters, it frees consumers from having to place their TV near data or power outlets.

Smart TV, Featuring Bixby – The QLED line’s smart capabilities offer revolutionary ways to set up the TV and find content. Effortless Login uses the new SmartThings app* to drastically reduce the time it takes to set up a new TV. The new Universal Guide enables consumers to navigate across supporting streaming services and live TV through one intuitive menu. And with Samsung’s intelligence platform, Bixby,** consumers can use voice commands to bring up their favorite shows and control compatible devices.

Direct Full Array – The Q8F and Q9F QLED TVs deliver stunning images with pristine contrast through Direct Full Array (DFA) technology. Direct Full Array uses a panel with zones of smartly controlled backlighting that adjust automatically to deliver deep blacks and pure whites.

Audio Lineup – Samsung offers four new audio products that offer clear and immersive sound tailored to the different ways that individual consumers set up and use their home theater systems.

HW-K950: With front-firing, up-firing and new side-firing speakers, the HW-K950 Dolby AtmosÒ soundbar creates an extraordinary cinematic experience that delivers 7.1.4 surround sound.

HW-N650: Designed for gamers, the HW-N650 soundbar features Acoustic Beam Technology that puts consumers at the center of the action.

HW-NW700: The HW-NW700 soundbar features a wall-mounted design that perfectly complements QLED TVs so that they both blend beautifully into any home environment.

VL550: The VL550 includes a unique metal dial that consumers can attach to any metallic surface and use to control music with the sound of their voice.

Samsung 2018 TV Line Details*** – In response to rising consumer demand, Samsung is reinforcing its commitment to ultra-large screen televisions. The 2018 Samsung TV line features 9 series across the QLED TV, Premium UHD, UHD and Ultra-Large Screen display range, available in a variety of sizes. Models in the 2018 lineup feature both flat and curved display options.

QLED TV: Models in the 2018 QLED TV lineup include – Q9F (65”, 75”, 88”), Q8F (55”, 65”, 75”), Q7C (55”, 65”), Q7F (55”, 65”, 75”) and Q6F (49”, 55”, 65”, 75”, 82”). The QLED TVs feature enhanced color and contrast, HDR10+ compatibility, Ambient Mode, Smart TV enhancements with Bixby Voice, One Remote Control and the One Invisible Connection.****

Premium UHD: Models in the 2018 Premium UHD TV lineup include NU8500 and NU8000. The Premium UHD TVs include features such as dynamic crystal color, HDR10+ compatibility, clean cable solutions, and Smart TV enhancements with Bixby Voice and One Remote Control.

UHD: Models in the 2018 UHD TV lineup include NU7100 (75”, 65”, 55”, 50”, 43”, 40″) and NU7300 (65”, 55″). These UHD TVs include features such as 4K UHD and HDR picture capabilities, clean cable solutions, slim design and Smart TV capabilities.

Samsung’s 2018 home entertainment line will be available in stores beginning March 2018. For more information and pricing on Samsung’s TV and Audio products, please visit www.samsung.com. Flashnews from FLOW PR.

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Kitchen Show – Budapest – 2018

Be the fairy in your own kitchen!

Kitchen Show  – Budapest Sport Arena – March, 2-4. 2018. – District, XIV., 2. Stefánia Road Budapest

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

What to see on the spot: kitchen furniture, dining sets, chairs, living room-kitchen interiors As to appliances: built-in and free-standing appliances, hoods, small appliances, home machines. Also sinks and taps. Sets for dining: cutlery, dining sets, china ware, textiles. More to it:cooking and frying, knives, storage. Recipes easy to prepare within minutes live cooking courses, presentations in Hungarian language.

During the 3-day event find out the hottest kitchen furniture and equipment and loads of kitchen devices, accessories and the latest interiors of 2018.

Those who like cooking their own fondly meals spend more of less time in the kitchen, but gives a higher love when the cooker is surrounded with handy and cosy surroundings. To be acquainted with those brands, new procedures the Kitchen Show will do its best to present the items to the visitors.

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The 5th Madách International Theater Meeting (MITEM)

National Theater

April, 10–29 2018.

14 countries, 26 shows on 3 stages

District, IX. 1 Bajor Gizi Park – Budapest

„I was born to share love, not hate”

Quotation from Edit Kulcsár – festival organiser: “We chose this sentence of Sophocles as the motto for the 2018 MITEM as we believe it to best encompass what the international theater festival of the National Theater will be about this coming spring.”

Participating countries: Belgium, Estonia, Croatia, India, Lebanon, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Ukraine.

Švejk: The return – 7 p.m. April, 10. 2018. and 6 p.m. April, 11. 2018.
Director: Valerij Fokin. Based on the play of Tatyana Rakhmanova
Alexandrinsky Theater – Saintpetersburg Russia
2Hs without break – Main Stage

Georg Büchner: Woyzeck – 8 p.m. April, 11. 2018. and 7 p.m. April, 12. 2018.
Director: Attila Vidnyánszky Jr.
National Theater Budapest Hungary
without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage.

William Shakespeare: III. RICHARD – National Theater Budapest Hungary – 5 p.m. April, 13. 2018. and 3 p.m. April, 14. 2018.
(at the MITEM: Performed in Hungarian, with English subtitles)
3Hs with 1 break – Gobbi Hilda Stage.

Sophokles: OEDIPUS REX 16 – 8 p.m. April, 13. 2018.
Director: Rimas Tuminas
Vahtangov State Theater, Moscow, Russia
Performed in Russian and Greek with Hungarian and English subtitles.
1′ 40″ without break – Main Stage.

Bertolt Brecht: THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE 16 – 7 p.m. April, 14. 2018. and 7 p.m. April, 15. 2018. – Director: Michael Thalheimer
Berliner Enseble, Berlin, Germany
Performed in German with Hungarian and English subtitles.
1′ 50″, without break – Main Stage

THE CHERRY ORCHARD – 9 p.m. April, 14. 2018.
Director: Yaroslav Fedoryshyn
Outdoor performance – FREE ENTRY
Voskresinnia Theater, Lvov, Ukraine
Open space performance, Nathional Theater, in the front of the “Ship”
1H without break – Theater’s garden

Günter Grass: THE TIN DRUM 14 – 8 p.m. April, 16. 2018. – Director: Oliver Reese
Berliner Ensemble, Berlin, Germany
Performed in German, with Hungarian and English subtitles.
1′ 50″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Alice – Upon the book of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll – 8 p.m. April, 17. 2018. – Director: László Bocsárdi
Tamási Áron Theater and SZempöl Offchestra’ co-operation, Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania
Performed in Hungarian with English subtitles.
1′ 45″without break – Main Stage

Mudar Alhaggi: YOUR LOVE IS FIRE – 4 p.m. April, 18. 2018. – Director: Rafat Alzakout
Theater un der Ruhr – Collective Ma’louba, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Performed in Arabic with Hungarian and English subtitles. 1′ 30″ without break – Kaszás Attila Stage

William Boyd: LONGING – Director: Elmo Nüganen – 7 p.m. April, 18. 2018.
City Theater, Tallinn, Estonia  Performed in Estonian, with Hungarian and English subtitles. 3′ 5″ with 1 break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

BODY REVOLUTION / WAITING – 5 p.m. April, 19. 2018. – Toneelhuis, Antwerpen, Belgium. Performed in Dutch, French, English, Arabic, with Hungarian and English subtitles – 1H without break – Kaszás Attila Stage

Alexander Ostrovsky: THE STORM – 7 p.m. April, 19. 2018. – Director: Andrey Moguchy
Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater (BDT), Saintpetersburg, Russia – Performed in Russian with Hungarian and English subtitles. – 2′ 15″ with 1 break – Main Stage

Roberto Ciulli – Matthias Flake: CLOWNS 2 ½ – Clowns in Storm 12 – 9 p.m. April, 20. 2018
Director: Roberto Ciulli. Theater an der Ruhr, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Performed in German with Hungarian and English subtitles. 3′ 10″ with 1 break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

MAY HE RISE AND SMELL THE FRAGRANCE  – 5 p.m. April, 21. 2018. – Director: Ali Chahrour – Ali Chahrour Társulata, Bejrút, Libanon. In Arabic with Hungarian and English subtitles. 1H without break – Kaszás Attila Stage

TSESHO – WHAT’S THAT? Puppet cabaret – 8 p.m. April, 21. 2018. – Director: Troitskyi Vlad – CCA “Dakh” & Teatr-Pralnia/Laundry Theater, Kiev, Ukrajna. Performed in Ukrainian and English with Hungarian subtitles. 1H without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

József Katona: Ban Bánk – 3 p.m. April, 20. 2018. – Director: Attila Vidnyánszky. National Theater – Budapest- Hungary. 2′ 20″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

PINOCCHIIO  – Director: Antonio Latella – 7 p.m. April, 22. 2018.- Carlo Collodě’s novel by Antonio Latella, Federico Bellini, Linda Dalisi – Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa, Italy – In Italian with the Hungarian and English subtitles. 2′ 50″ with 1 break – Main Stage

Jalila Baccar – Fadhel Jaïbi: VIOLENCE(S) – 7 p.m. April, 23. 2018. – Director: Fadhel Jaïbi
Tunesian National Theater, Tunis, Tunesia – Performed in Arabic with Hungarian and English subtitles. 1′ 50″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Pierre Beaumarchais: The Marriage of Figaro – 7 p.m. April, 24. 2018. -Director: Sardar Tagirovsky – National Theater Budapest Hungary with 2 breaks – Main Stage

LOVE SONGS BEYOND SPACE AND TIME – BY BAULS OF BENGAL – 6 p.m. April, 25. 2018. – Director: Parvathy Baul – The Group of Parvathy Baul – India – 2Hs without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Matei Vișniec: MIGRAAANTS – Or There’s Too Many People on this Damn Boat – 4 p.m. April, 26. 2018. – Director: Zalán Zakariás – Tomcsa Sándor Theater – Odorheiu Secuiesc Romania – Performed in Hungarian with English subtitles. 1′ 50″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

August Kitzberg: THE WHEREWOLF – 7 p.m. April, 26. 2018. -Director: Sergey Potapov
R.A.A.A.M. Theater – Tallinn – Estonia – Performed in Estonian with simultaneous interpretation in Hungarian and English. – 2′ 25″ with 1 break – Main Stage

Compania Sincara (after Cervantes): DON Q – Fragments of a Knight’s Tale – 5 p.m. April, 27. 2018. – Director: Rico Dietzmeyer / Compania Sincara – Compania Sincara Cammerspiele Leipzig Germany – Performed in German with Hungarian and English subtitles. – 1′ 10″, without break – Kaszás Attila Stage

Danilo Kiš: A TOMB FOR BORIS DAVIDOVICH – 8 p.m. April, 27. 2018. – Director: Aleksandar Popovski – Novi Sad Theater Novi Sad Serbia – Performed in Hungarian with English subtitles.
1H 30″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Homer: THE ILIAD  – 7 p.m. April, 28. 2018. – Director: Jernej Lorenci – Slovenian National Theater (SNT) Drama Ljubljana, Ljubljana City Theater, Cultural and Congress Centre, Ljubjana, Slovenia – Performed in Slovenian with Hungarian and English subtitles. – 3Hs with 1 break – Main Stage

Anton. P. Chekhov: IVANOV – 6 p.m. April, 29. 2018. – Director: Eimuntas Nekrošius
Croatiian National Theater Zagreb – Performed in Croatian with Hungarian and English subtitles – 3′ 30″ with 1 break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Tickets: jegy@nemzetiszinhaz.hu

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Giorgio Pressburger (1937-2017) – document screening – Italian Cultural Insitution

Monday, 6 p.m. FEBRUARY, 5. 2018.

Special event screening – remembering Giorgio Pressburger (1937-2017)

Mauro Caputo’s: Message for the Century 2013.

Federico Fellini Hall – Italian Cultural Institute

District, VIII. 8. Bródy Sándor Street – Budapest

Participants in the film: Viviana de Grisogono Pressburger, Mauro Caputo and many other shows the adventurous life of a recent writer, director, playwright and journalist, one of the most prominent figure in Italian and international cultural life through the major historical events that have changed the history and which personally affected the protagonist with great influence on his life and his works. There are historical events in the movie, such as the Second World War, the Jewish Holocaust (Shoah), the 1956 Hungarian revolution, the Cold War, which Pressburger speaks about in Trieste through a long interview at nice place venues as: at the Rossetti Film Festival where he began his theatrical directorial career and in the cafeteria “Storico Caffè San Marco”, where he recalled with his friend Claudio Magris the past times and their fruitful cultural cooperation. Fifty minutes of the film features film details, contemporary photographs and newspapers featuring Alfredo Lacosegliaz‘s sensational music and Claudio Magris’s friendly contribution.

Pressburger’s previous films: The Clock of Monaco, The Fragrance of Time of Fables, Behind the Dark, Calderón.  Awards: Campiello Prize at Selección Especial del Jurado, silver tape for documentaries: Career Award. Markings: Premio Campiello

The screening is in original language with english subtitles

Enter: Free, but mandatory reservation is needed: iicbudapest@esteri.it

 

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“NOT AN ORDINARY LIFE” – Les Hody – European basketball champion and Olympian!

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NOT AN ORDINARY LIFE  – László Hódy  (Les Hody) a compelling and adventurous autobiography of a European basketball champion and Olympian for both Hungary and Australia.

This remarkable life story unfolds in Hungary, a country caught up in frightening political and social issues throughout the 1940’s and 50’s. During the 1956 revolution against the communist dictatorship, at age 22, Les escaped and became a refugee to Australia.

A couple of days ago on the occasion of his book release at the press gathering the „Gold Team” players and family members of some former players and elder fans who cheered at his  goals had a chance to breathe the same air with him at the Lake Városliget Café in Budapest. He was touched by the high number of audience to have had arrived.

Spoke about getting down to write his lifeline book. As said, the memories just sparked as he has touched his pen alike he use to play on the basketball track to punch the net. László (Les) added Q.:  „It has taken me the good part of six months to rewrite my biography in Hungarian. But finally, I can say I put a full stop at the end and I passed the manuscript over to Dezső Dobor in Hungary, who was editing it for the publisher. The Hungarian Basketball Federation offered to sponsor the publication of Les’s autobiography, “Not an Ordinary Life”

From class enemy to the Hall of Fame and a lifetime in between, in Hungarian.

As he was speaking we could hear a man talking how his life was shaped by courage, goodwill, diligence, most of all love. What was really heartwarming to be present together with  László (Les) Hódy,  to see the presence of some Hungarian basketball champs and former players family members and of course seeing those individuals who brought old pictures to sign + autographs, era’s basketball sporty yearbooks, and a bunch of media and press representatives.

The sparkles lightened the long gone era and he relived step-by-step his chapters of life. His book also covers stories about his family. As Hódy told me Q.:„This book is not a textbook, nor a juicy celeb, neither a novel, it is an autobiography book. Basically, unfolds a lot ups-and-downs experiences, how to deal with success and loss and for the future basketball generation there are lessons to be heard and to be kept in mind, these a  marvellous stories along the way, that can not be shut out from them. As he said: Q.:”This is what life taught me about and never too old to pass on good advice.”

The launch of Les’s book in Hungarian was published with the support by the Hungarian Basketball Association. At first, the launch was held at Szeged and then after in Budapest late May.

The intended publication date was to be said out in Hungary during May 2017 and so it happened. To add some more good news to the autobiography book „Not an Ordinary Life” is now available in Hungary, title: “Osztályidegenből Halhatatlan” in Hungarian language  and also can be purchased on Kindle from Amazon in English edition. Download the free Kindle app and get a „slice” of the electronic version of the book. But, no worries the book is available by ordering through Amazon and not just on a „Lazy Sunday” it could be read on the porch.

The official book launch was held in Melbourne last November. Dr Endre Domaniczky – Consul of Hungary officiated with Lindsay Gaze OAM who represented the Australian basketball fraternity.

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