Gallery Weekend Budapest

Soon on AMT.. I will be there!

ArtGuideEast

Budapest is about to have its first “gallery weekend” mid-September. ArtGuideEast asked Gábor Rieder chief organiser of GWB about the initiative, their plans and the program itself.

Rieder Gábor chief organiser of Gallery Weekend Budapest Rieder Gábor chief organiser of Gallery Weekend Budapest

ArtGuideEast: Who initiated the idea of the first Gallery Weekend Budapest?

Gábor Rieder: The original idea was born when I discussed new possibilities with gallerist Ani Molnár who was then the president of the Association of Hungarian Contemporary Art Galleries, in early January 2014. This idea  had been circulating among the gallerists of Budapest for many years, but there were no professionals to manage the event. We have just founded a new non-profit initiative, the Creative Platform Contemporary Art Foundation, in order to organize special contemporary art projects originally related to the magazine publishing. (At that time I was the chief editor of Flash Art Hungary, since then the magazine has ended thanks to unworthy political business.) Then…

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