Krist Gruijthuijsen, October, 2013

Krist Gruijthuijsen

Krist Gruijthuijsen was a guest of the Budapest Contemporary program.

Invited by the Association of Hungarian Contemporary Art Galleries, Krist Gruijthuijsen, artistic director of Grazer Kunstverein, visited Budapest. The young and ambitious Gruijthuijsen graduated in 2003 from the Art Academy, Maastricht with a Fine Arts degree, then earned a post-graduate degree at HISK, Antwerp. This was followed by a curatorial fellowship in Stockholm. As co-founding director of Kunstverein in Amsterdam, he organized exhibitions, events and several publications are also connected to his name. He was appointed artistic director of the Grazer Kunstverein in autumn 2012. He is active both as a curator and as a critic, moreover he is a teacher at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Within the framework of the international visitor-program ‘Budapest Contemporary’, he was in Budapest between 20 October and 23 October, 2013. During his stay he visited Vintage and Ani Molnar Gallery he had selected based on gallery reviews, visited the current exhibitions of Kisterem and acb Gallery, and selected Erika Baglyas’s project in Park Gallery as an off-space site. He also met in person Hungarian artists he had chosen in advance (Ádám Kokesch, Little Warsaw artist group, Tamás Kaszás, Dóra Maurer, Csaba Nemes and Szilárd Cseke). He took part in professional guided tours in the rearranged contemporary exhibition of the Hungarian National Gallery, and the Ludwig Museum-Museum of Contemporary Art's permanent collection and current exhibition of Gábor Ősz's works. Before the opening, he attended a professional guided tour in Studio Gallery in the exhibition entitled Fire: walk with me!, where he also talked to the young exhibitors. You can read about his experience an interview with him in the January issue of Műértő.

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