Press Conference

Press Conference

Event | 10 July 2012, 11:00

The Horváth Art Foundation and the ACAX | agency for contemporary art exchange hold a press conference on 10th July, 2012 at 11.a.m. at Ludwig Museum – Contemporary Art Museum, Budapest.

One of the main subject-matters of the conference is the presence of Hungarian artists and theorist – István Csákány, Attila Csörgő, Péter György, Lívia Páldi, Tamás St.Auby (a.k.a. Tamás St.Turba), and Gáspár Miklós Tamás – at one of the most remarkable international contemporary art exhibition and project, the dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel, Germany.

The other subject-matter is the significant financial support received by István Csákány which had been donated by several organizations and individuals as Horváth Art Foundation,  ACAX | agency for contemporary art exchange,   Zsolt Somlói - Katalin Spengler, Péter Szauer, B. Levente Málnay, Andrea Dénes - Árpád Balázs, László Gerő, Zoltán Bodnár, Dr. Imre Balogh, György Pálfi , Ahlers AG, Herford, and the National Cultural Fund, Hungary.

Being the most significant contemporary art exhibition, the documenta had previously invited Hungarian participants in 1977 (László Lakner and Tamas St.Auby) and 1992 (János Sugár).  In 2012 three Hungarian artists are participating: István Csákány, Attila Csörgő, and Tamás St.Auby (a.k.a. Tamás St.Turba). Livia Páldi art historian, curator from Hungary is acting as an agent of the dOCUMENTA(13). The series of publications entitled 100 Notes - 100 Thoughts includes essays of three Hungarian theorist: Péter György, György Lukács and Miklós Gáspár Tamás.

The main mission of The Horváth Art Foundation is to establish and develop a comprehensive contemporary art collection. Mr. Horváth and the Horváth Art Foundation is committed to supporting the production of contemporary art and actively engaged in commissioning new productions as well as theoretical research and publications. Since 2005, when the Collection of The Horváth Art Foundation was established, several artworks from leading artists were acquired by the foundation.
The Hungarian artist Istvan Csákány’s work at dOCUMENTA(13) was significantly supported by the Horváth Art Foundation in 2012.

ACAX cooperates with numerous partners to realize different international art projects. Firstly, ACAX participates in those exhibitions, conferences, public events and other projects that will enable the strengthening of professional networks in accordance with ACAX’s vision and activities. Such networking is necessary for supporting the presence of the Hungarian contemporary art community on the various forums of the international art scene. Furthermore, ACAX feels it is equally important to provide information to those foreign institutions and experts who would like to collaborate with Hungarian artists and curators.
The Hungarian artist István Csákány’s work at dOCUMENTA(13) was also remarkably supported  by ACAX.

Location of the press conference:
Ludwig Museum –  Contemporary Art Museum, 1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell utca 1.

Date and time:
10th July, 2012, 11 a.m.

Hajnalka Somogyi, curator of Ludwig Museum – Contemporary Art Museum, Budapest
István Csákány, artist, participant of dOCUMENTA(13)    
Béla Horváth, founder, Horvath Art Foundation
Zsolt Petrányi PhD, Chairman Of The Board Of The Horvath Art Foundation
Tijana Stepanović, director, ACAX agency for contemporary art exchange  
Barnabas Bencsik, director, Ludwig Museum – Contemporary Art Museum, Budapest

Attached files:
István Csákány, Ghost Keeping, 2012, Mixed media, Dimensions variable, Courtesy István Csákány, Commissioned and produced by dOCUMENTA (13) with the support of Horvath Art Foundation, Budapest; ACAX | Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange, Department of Ludwig Museum-Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest; Zsolt Somlói/Katalin Spengler; Péter Szauer; Levente B. Málnay; Andrea Dénes/Balázs Árpád; László Gerő; Zoltán Bodnár; Dr. Imre Balogh; Pálfi György; Ahlers AG, Herford, National Cultural Fund, Hungary
Photo: Henrik Stromberg

Further information: 
Horváth Art Foundation
Zsolt Petrányi PhD, Chairman Of The Board, (+36 30) 231-8869

ACAX  |  agency for contemporary art exchange
Ludwig Múzeum – Kortárs Művészeti Múzeum, 1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell utca 1.,  (+36 1) 555-3430


Event organization:
(+36 20) 447-4299