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ARTplacc brings together the cream of Hungarian and international contemporary art galleries in Tihany for the 4th time.
The mention of Tihany strikes a chord in everyone. This festival wishes to be a breakthrough event in the cultural life of Balaton, restituting Tihany to its old glory and regional importance, building on the cultural and social history of city and doing away with tourism clichés. The most prestigious galleries of contemporary art in Budapest and several art projects will move to Tihany for the ARTplacc in August. Between 12 and 20 July 2014, at several points around the peninsula, exhibitions will promote talented young Hungarian artists in alight and diversified selection of works.
The refreshing initiative of ARTplacc started in the summer of 2011, striving at introducing the freshest trends in contemporary art to a wider audience, in out-of-ordinary circumstances.
Dialogue - joint exhbition by paired up CEE art galleries
Since its founding in 2011, ARTplacc Contemporary Art Festival has laid special emphasis on Hungarian and international art galleries in the contemporary arts scene. A 800 square meter tent near the Tihany ferry will host the related content. The 4th edition's slogan - 'Art is Present' - both stands for indication where to look for 'A' list art programs during the summer season, when the art life stops in the metropolises. This statement also calls attention to the inseparable connection of arts with the social and historical affairs, hence this years' goal to actively commemorate the 25th anniversary of the change of regime. First time this year in the history of the festival we step to the next level in being international: local galleries are coupled up with foreign partners primarily from the CEE region.
International University Workshop
PA.CEE - a joint project between art universities of Budapest, Kosice, Krakow, Stuttgart and Vienna - aims to collect, study and present a selection of public art projects that sprung in the Visegrad region in the last 25 years.
History Opened-up - independent curatorial projects
After the Ludwig Museum, ARTplacc will host this year the series of events that toured around the cities of Europe - Curators’ Network - that brings together the local protagonists with the internationally active curatorial collective for feedback, mobilization and sharing knowledge.
Multicultural arts programmes
Thematic movies revolving around the central topic of the festival - the 25th anniversary of the change of regime - will be screened in the evenings at the water cinema. You can enjoy the movies from deck-chairs or bean-bags with headphones (similar to a silent disco). “The European Films Nights” and the “European Short Films Night” are highly recommended.
The theatre nights (including the children's theatre shows) on the water stage were highly popular last year, and the programme also pushes the boundaries this year with a carefully selected line-up: Pintér Béla Kaisers Tv Ungarn, Gergye Krisztián Opera Amorale, Freak Fusion Cabarett circus theatre and the Rájátszás Production.
Európa bisztró - Art ‘n’ food 'n' drink
In 2014, we would like to continue the tradition of presenting European regional dishes “with a twist” so as to associate them with some of the exposed artwork and performances through colour, texture, mood, heat, national identity, etc.
| daily from 10:00 to 18:00 1500 HUF
daily from 10:00 to 24:00 2500 HUF
|from 10:00 Friday to 24:00 Sunday 5500 HUF
|entry to all programmes 8500 HUF
|VIP festival ticket:
|entry to all programmes + VIP events: 15 000 HUF
|Children under the age of 14 enter free.