From Wednesday onwards, the new travelling exhibition of contemporary Hungarian glass art, curated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will be showcased at the Hungarian House of Music. The exhibition, titled Glassification.hu, presents twenty artworks from ten Hungarian creators spanning four generations of artists to the public.
During the opening ceremony of the exhibition on Wednesday, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Miklós Lengyel emphasised that the ministry regularly initiates travelling exhibitions to promote Hungarian arts and sciences worldwide.
The unique travelling exhibition, planned for a duration of two years, will reach approximately fifteen prestigious locations between 2023 and 2025, as Miklós Lengyel highlighted.
Following its debut in Budapest, the exhibition will have the exclusive participation of two European festivals: the Venice Glass Week in September and the Sofia International Glass Art Biennale as part of the official programme series in October.
The exhibition’s title is based on the rarely used English noun ‘glassification,’ which refers to the process of turning something into glass, stated Rita Mária Halasi, the curator of the exhibition. The exhibitors represent the technological diversity characteristic of contemporary Hungarian glass art, expressed the curator, adding that the aesthetic values and technological qualities of the twenty artworks featured in the exhibition are of world-class calibre. These unique pieces were created using a combination of traditional and innovative manufacturing techniques, with many of them being the sole representatives of their kind in the world, thanks to their Hungarian masters.
The artists are recipients of over thirty significant domestic and international awards, with more than forty of their works currently exhibited in the most prestigious Hungarian, European, and overseas public collections, emphasised Rita Mária Halasi.
The accompanying music for the exhibition was chosen through a competition, and the winner is Ágnes Klára Máthé, a student specialising in electronic music and media arts at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. The professional partner of the exhibition is the Hungarian Glass Artists Association, and the installation is designed and executed by the De-Form Design Agency.
In the foyer of the Hungarian House of Music, visitors can explore the artworks of Kristóf Bihari, Péter Borkovics, Eszter Bősze, Anita Darabos, Márta Edőcs, Endre Gaál, Kyra László, László Lukácsi, Balázs Sipos, and Gyöngyvér Amala Varga until 10 July.