Natasa Ivancevic and Dorota Monkiewich, November, 2012

Natasa Ivancevic, Zsolt Petrányi, Dorota Monkiewich

The visit of Natasa Ivancevic and Dorota Monkiewich in the frame of Budapest Contemporary

In November, directors of two prominent Central European cultural institute visited Hungary in the frame of Budapest Contemporary, which is coordinated by the Association of Hungarian Contemporary Art Galleries. Natasa Ivancevic, the deputy director of the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Zagreb and Dorota Monkiewich, the director of Contemporary Museum of Wroclaw arrived in Budapest on 7th November.

The first event of their dense program was the opening of Art Market Budapest where they had the opportunity to meet some of the most important persons of the Hungarian art scene.

The following day the Market itself was the main aim of their visit: they participated in the roundtable discussion, titled „Collecting Practices in Eastern European Art Institutions”. During the discussion, moderated by art historian Zsolt Petranyi, head of the Contemporary Collection of Hungarian National Gallery, the experts discussed the issue of changes in art collecting funded by public money after the regime transition and the economic crisis, mainly in Poland and Croatia compared to Hungary. The experts introduced the profile of the museums in Zagreb and Wroclaw and the challenges the art institutes are facing in the contemporary art and museological enviroment .

On the 8th of November before the panel discussion, the guests visited the Antal Lakner exhibition and the rearranged permanent exhibition, titled „The Hero, The Heroine and The Author” in the Ludwig Museum, in the presence of the director of the institute. Following the afternoon discussion, the guests visited the opening of the „ The Suspicion of Suspense „ exhibition in Trafo Gallery. After the event, an informal dinner was held for professionals where the directors had the opportunity to exchange views with the Hungarian gallerists and those Central Europeans who exhibited at the Art Market.

©Kortárs Galériák Egyesülete