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“Knight Move” Exhibition Sam Havadtoy – Budapest

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The exhibition will be open until September, 2. 2018.

Photographs speak louder than words… Let them tell the story of the opening “Knight Move” exhibition ceremony of Sam Havadtoy in New York at the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art – Budapest.

The official exhibition was opened by Dr. Piero Addis  –  Director of Villa Reale di Monza, Dr Julia Fabenyi – Director of the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, guided tour by superb art of arts Sam HAVADTOY and curator of the exhibition Attila NEMES – art historian were present.

Let alone cannot go by with only the pictures without not sharing some awareness-mindedness thoughts…

An artist’s namely San Havadtoy’s career can be examined from many different approaches, for example through the network of relations in which the artist first tests the waters and established his own language.

The exhibition focuses on the New York years of painter Sam Havadtoy. The ’70 digs ’80s working relationships with key artists of the city greatly influenced his art of shaping meeting Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Yoko Ono and many others.

Sam was born in London/UK and moved with his family to Budapest/Hungary in 1956. He was 4 yrs. old. In ’71 he leaves Hungary  in search of a free world. Arriving in N.Y. ’72 he started working as an interior designer and that’s when he met John Lennon and Yoko Ono whom open the door and introduced Havadtoy to leading art circles and  knit friendships. Thereon he received one commission after the other from influential artists, architects and trend-setters.

Heard from Attila Nemes about the Disney items, which are large-size original vintage Disney figures from the ’50s, which Havadtoy covered, just as the other items. Disney was an important role of the post-war America national identity. The way Havadtoy plays with these Disney figures, their appropriation the development of the items distances them from the world of cartoons and places them into a new field of interpretation. They start behaving as if they were part of the post-war American-European memory within spaces which, historically speaking, belong solely to European culture. The Mickey Mouse figures in Genoa, Naples or a Neo-Renaissance place in Budapest appear in the framework of a game involving the politics pf memory.

One of Andy Warhol’s reaction as visiting Sam was …“I only came to arrive” and surely the visitors to go to Sam Hadvatoy can also say they have come to arrive to a sophisticated awesome exhibition.

Yoko Ono once said Q.: “An artist is born. I am touched by the  magnificence of his work. He has dipped into the old Hungarian spirit and culture and created a work that is very now. It is Hungarian, very Sam Havadtoy and it’s beautiful.” To learn more about the background of the artist’s items, furthermore about the relationship between Sam and Yoko must visit the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art – Budapest before the closing date.

The exhibition items are in English and Hungarian-language with inscriptions information.

Most of Sam Havadtoy items belonging to the collection of the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art – Budapest and some to private collectors.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

 

Folk festivals of the Summer – 32rd Festival of Folk Arts!

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The Festival of the Families – Everything Revolves Around Folk Art

From 17 to 20 August, the largest folk art festival in Hungary, The Festival of Folk Arts, will be organized at the Buda Castle. The festival, which evokes the ambiance of old-time fairs, is the year’s long-expected family event where one can try folk crafts and admire the splendid artwork of craftsmen. A full-day event enriched with wonderful stage programs brings an unforgettable experience to all ages.

The Buda Castle will be transformed into a festive venue crafts and craftsmen experiencing the old-time fairs and having a feeling the visitors entered into the medieval atmosphere. Nearly 1,000 craftsmen and in nearly 100 open workshops, also hundreds of performers will take part in a full day of stage programs, exhibitions, handicraft gastronomic delights and popular activities for children. At the interactive open workshops, more than 800 Hungarian and 150 foreign masters … arriving from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, China and more countries will acquaint visitors with the secrets of their different crafts. enter a medieval atmosphere where they can admire and buy items of unique folk craft heritage, but they can also create these crafts themselves under the guidance of Hungarian masters such as  weaving and spinning which can be performed from wicker, bulrush, straw or corn husk. Wicker is used to make basket and storage containers, while straw is good for hats and bags, corn husk for chair backs and seats, and bulrush for carpets and wall decorations. visitors can also learn ribbon and carpet weaving and hair plaiting and try to spin on the spinning wheel.  Masters will wash, comb, cart and paint, raw wool in the way their predecessors did for hundreds of years.

The 32nd edition of the Festival of Folk Arts offers young artists the chance to present their finalized works with fashion shows and art exhibitions. This will be a must-see, be there family festival of the year, where children, parents and grandparents alike can find programs of their interest. This year, in honor of The Year of Families, family programs will feature traditional games and sports. The little ones in the Babies’ Playground can have a good time relaxing while those who are eager to try traditional folk logic games and sports will be delighted to discover more and more fun.

The Year of Families introduces masters who, having inherited their skills from their ancestors, are members of real handicraft dynasties. Visitors may encounter three generations of shoemakers working together in the same workshop, where footwear is strictly hand-made just as it was a century ago. A three-generation furniture painting workshop features the unique Győr blueprint dynasty, which has been operating for hundreds of years with the same technique. Throughout this four-day event, some of the best musicians, singers, storytellers and dancers in Hungary will perform, offering special cultural delights. Szalonna Band performs with the Páva winner Sarjú Band, and Mihály Dresch will perform with the strings. There also will be concerts by the Karaván Familia and the Bognár Szilvia Quartet. Starting at 7 p.m. on August, 20 Levente Szörényi will be the special guest of the Söndörgő and Vuicsics band. With hundreds of performers, there will be stage shows – a true festival atmosphere and a fairy-tale festival that await visitors in the unique atmosphere of the folk festivals of the summer: the Festival of Folk Arts!

Update Aggie Reiter

Southern Lake Balaton cool to visit in summer and winter!

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The press conference was held by locals presenting their latest goals. Spoke about the results of Southern Lake Balaton entrepreneurs and local governments who have been working for many years to make Balaton and its surroundings not only for  a summer visit or holiday but also year-round attractive destination for the visitors. As a result, this year, with the cooperation of nearly 20 local entrepreneurs and the local government of Balatonboglár and Balatonlelle, announced the Lake Balaton program guide starting from early July.

The program covers 10 full-year restaurants and 15 large-scale events, from September 2018 to May 2019. The events include many years of tradition and novelties, including the Winter Sailing Competition, the Christmas Fair and the Advent Gastronomy Picnic,and also hosted by this year’s novelty, based on the success of the Kishegyi Cortes and Falas – also in the small town, at the end of October coming – “Murci” Festival too.

The Program Guide appearance is timed to the very beginning of the summer season, they wish the people to confront the fact that even though the summer is over within two months, life does not stop at the Lake Balaton, in fact! The goal is to be the lake livable and vibrant tourist destination for a whole year and to draw the attention to Hungarians and foreigner tourists visiting in the summertime that Lets say the „game is not over” on August, 20, because the lake runs out of the water!  The Lake Balaton in the wintertime is alive make it worthwhile to visit and its surroundings.

Programs, for mainly focused on the southern shore of Lake Balaton, however, on the north coast will not remain without winter program: the Lake ROUND 5 for gastro picnic roadshow was arranged, where it will be possible to meet the winemaker area, restaurants, confectioners delights and Pálinka in it.

The press conference also presented in addition, also due to be put into effect Balatonlelle and Balatonboglár the Tekergő-electric minivan, offering to reach easily thematic programs for visitors all year round. The programs include a wine and champagne tour, museum tours, an adventure program, and even a timeshare tour visiting Balatonlelle. At the press conference was present the deputy mayor of BalatonboglárIstván Kenéz, mayor of Balatonlelle who said Q.: “You can glance at our sunny, hospitable town’s life known for its resorts and green areas with our publication. I hope our guidebook is going to arouse your interesting and as our future guest it’s going to help your briefing and your undisturbed, comfortable rest. Also,be our  guest in our town.”  Balázs Tóth, vice-president of the Balaton KÖR.  Was taken with a sailboat out on Lake Balaton were you can experience the magic of relaxation hearing the crushing  waves and enjoy landscape from the water both side of Lake Balaton.

There were the wooden outstanding of wineries whom will be around to welcome to the southern coast of Lake Balaton to their wines. On the spot tasted Bujdosó’s wine which many who have already tasted agrees “Balaton summer locked in the bottle.”

The BL Yacht Club and the Hungarian National Circus  team has made several unexpected ideas together about highlights at Balatonlelle, after an elephant and a seal bathing now coming up with another specialty. There will be other way  the Hungarian National Circus horse–show by the Golden Clown Award winner Joseph Richter, Jr., and part of the National Circus team. (This is the largest and most expensive traveling circus in Hungary. Its founder is József Richter, Mari Prize-winning artist Jászai, the artist of the prize-winning artist of the Monte-Carlo Circus Festival and the Golden Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. The director of the circus is junior. József Richter, who won this year’s Golden Clown Prize in Monte-Carlo with his wife.)

See brief videos on YT:   “The Golden Clown Award winner Joseph Richter, Jr., and part of the National Circus team – Balatonlelle …

Update, snaps, video Aggie Reiter

“Sweet Sixteen” Live in Budapest

Budapest Park

Budapest – Hungary

Monday, July, 2. 2018.

6 p.m.

Probably no one has to particularly introduce Billy Idol one of the biggest ’80s punkrock icon.

Billy Idol is as cool as he used to be. The same cheeky Rock Rebel as back in the eighties.

After more than a decade Billy Idol is returning to Budapest with a headline show! The legendary singer’s latest album was released in 2014, but he will surely bring his gigantic hits like “White Wedding” or “Dancing With Myself”, not to mention “Sweet 16” at his Budapest concert.

Indeed, his concert is considered to be a sensation. The list of super hits by Billy Idol could be continued for a long time  …  And when the punk icon with the shock-haired hair rocks the stage with these songs, it’s hard to believe that Billy Idol celebrated his 60th birthday in 2015.

His career began in his native England, where Billy Idol met with like-minded men at Sex Pistols, The Clash and Generation X, whose vocalist he eventually became. In the early ’80s he moved to New York and then to Los Angeles, where he still lives today. The international breakthrough came Billy Idol with “Rebel Yell” (1984). The single “Sweet Sixteen” from the third album was his most successful hit single.

The excesses of that time have left Billy Idol behind, but in his music and especially live in his performances, he has remained uncompromising. Apart from the 2010 festival action in 2006 was the last time with independent concert.

Update Aggie Reiter

 

Actores Alidos | Galanías – Sardinian women’s songs – Budapest

Actores Alidos | Galanías – Sardinian women’s songs

June, 9. 2018. 8 p.m.

Várkert Bazár  District, I.,  2-6. Ybl Miklós Square  Budapest

Within the framework of the Budapest Cappella Festival and the HaHó Europe, Tradition Month or the Heritage Connections, the Várkert Bazár on stage is the Actores Alidos female singing ensemble.

In Sardinia, the term “galanìas” is used for beautiful, precious things. The Actores Alidos Choir, led by Valeria Pilia, wants to emphasize the cultural value of the singing of singing women with this new music initiative. The female vocal is recognized not only by its harmonious and performing beauty, but also by the valuable and unparalleled performance of the community also because of its role as a substitute social role, as it accompanies all phases of life, from birth to death. The secular women were singing with intent not to act, but from a deeply rooted need: in raising the cradle of their children, in religious ceremonies, in the farewells of the dead but singing at work, they sang to suppress loneliness and illness to entertain the children to recall their passionate love and with cheerful, funny lines to ease everyday hard work.

The band members are: Valeria Pilia, Elisa Marongiu, Roberta Locci, Valeria Parisi, Diana Puddu, Orlando Mascia

To visit the concert is free of charge.

Update Aggie Reiter

“Stairway to India” – economic, culinary, tourism event in Budapest

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The India Ambassador’s resident was surely fascinating venue a real tourism venue and worthwhile walking dozen-and-dozen up the

“Stairway to India”

so told the Ambassador as greeting and thanking the invitation.

A composite event on promotion of India States –  their economic, culinary and tourism potentials, coupled with a food pairing and wine-tasting event was organised at Embassy Residence on May 12, 2018. The event also promoted samples of wineries from Hungary’s regions as well as from India.

The States of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Hyderabad, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West-Bengal, and their ”Make in India” potential, were showcased to a distinguished audience of around 200 dignitaries from government and businesses from Hungary. VIP guests included former PM Péter Medgyessy,  Dr. Pana Petra, Deputy State Secretary for Foreign Trade, Mr. Szilveszter Bus, Deputy State Secretary for Southern Opening, MFAT. The event also showcased a Rajasthani folk dance, which was performed by Ms. Judith Abraham, followed by a puppet show by Markus theatre.

In his welcome speech, Ambassador Rahul Chhabra also informed the guests about the upcoming 4th International Day of Yoga and 3rd Ganga Danube-Festival and introduced to audience and the media present, the famous Hungarian actress – Boglarka CsoszYoga Brand Ambassador.

The event was very well received by the visitors. Many took the occasion and inquired about the different states and regions with the tourism opportunities India has to offer.

Just a glimpse into the Rajasthani folk dance:

Update snaps, video: Aggie Reiter

Pentecost at the Castle Garden Bazaar – 2018

Herczku Ágnes folk singer – photo by _BacsiRobertLaszlo

Summer in the City … Festival season on the go!

May, 19. – 21. 2018.

The Várkert Bazaar has a three-day program series waiting for those who wish to relax at the long weekend of Pentecost. Free open-air family programs are available at Ybl Miklós Square and Neo-Renaissance Garden: handicrafts, various toys and concert halls. There will be a handicraft fair, and gastronomic experiences will be provided by streetfoods. In the evenings, star guitarists give a free concert, including Radics Gigi, Kelemen Coat and Hiperkarma. Hello Wood is again guaranteed by Hello Wood: after the puffy eggs, giant swings will decorate the Ybl Miklós space, which visitors can try out!

Participation to the programs are free of charge.

Update Aggie Reiter