VIVIEN KABAR represented by the Peter Wilhelm Art Projects participated in the exhibition of young artists from Central Europe in Brussels
“It is important that Western Europe should get acquainted with the traditions of its new member states through the arts so that irrational fears, misunderstandings and prejudices may be replaced by mutual understanding” stressed Peter Wilhelm in connection with an exhibition that opened in Brussels.
The title of the art show in Halles Saint Gery, Brussels was “Neighbours. Friends. Families,” where the general public and the profession was able to view more than forty works by the young artists of the Visegrád Fours Group from 4th till 29th November 2009.
There are no walls between the members of the new generation of artists and since five years ago, when these countries joined the European Union, there have been no borders between them either. They all belong to Europe and at the same time possess different historical and cultural traditions.
Peter Wilhelm: “We consider it highly important that Western Europe should get acquainted with the traditions of its new member states through the arts so that irrational fears, misunderstandings and prejudices may be replaced by mutual understanding. It was obvious that Hungary should be represented by an especially talented young artist. It has given us great pleasure that the creative artist chosen was Vivien Kabar supported by the Peter Wilhelm Art Projects. Her paintings were on view in Brussels, the most important centre of communication in Europe.”
The curator of the cultural event, sponsored by the International Visegrád Foundation, was Robert Bayer. Thanks are due to Zoltán Balogh, a member of the EU Parliament and coordinator of the national delegation of the Brussels Representation of the Észak-alföld Region for his invaluable help in the Hungarian participation.
The famous Rumbach Synagogue in Budapest gave home from 6th till 22nd October 2009 for the artwork exhibition which honored Anne Frank's 80th birthday in October 2009.
Anne Frank became famous due to her diary, written in Dutch, in which despite her young age, she describes in a sensitive, acute and mature way, what she, her family and their friends went through in their hiding place from the Nazis. Anne Frank is the Shoah's 'most famous victim' as well as 'the most famous child of the twentieth century', and her face, with the sad shy smile is one of the icons of twentieth century.
The photographs of Anne Frank are famous documents worldwide representing the Shoah and were adopted by many artists as a source of inspiration to express their feelings and ideas. There was wide use of Anne Frank's image in artworks of many artists worldwide. Every artist refers to her image according to his/her cultural perception and artistic style.
For the first time, in the exhibition Anne Frank in the Artists Eyes, a large collection of original artworks depicting Anne Frank was presented. It exposed the wide variety of subjects concerning Anne Frank's image that occupies the artist's thoughts, ideas and emotions. Twenty-two artists from Hungary, Germany, Austria, Holland, UK, USA and Israel participated in this exhibition with various artistic media and style.
The curator of the exhibition was Dr. Batya Brutin, Director of the Shoah Studies Program at Beit Berl Academic College in Israel.
Between the 8th and 22nd September 2009 the Peter Wilhelm Art Center housed exciting typographical works realized by photographic-graphic methods, manually or by using a computer. The exhibition entitled BULVÁR was the 6th event of the Typochondria series staged by the TypoSzalon of the Association of Hungarian Typographers. The material shown had been selected by a jury of experts from the works submitted to the competition announced by the Association.
Peter Wilhelm: “The material of the exhibition reflects our reality today. The original meaning of the word bulvár (an epithet of the tabloids) — a strong phenomenon that often rewrites or distorts facts, steps over them — we have forgotten in the last few decades. In sight, in sound, in behavior. The tabloids are a sign of the times. They are conscious, manipulative and seldom of good intention. The creators of this exhibition show viewers their own opinion, relations (sometimes perhaps even desires) by the means of typography and graphics. In some places phonetics, in others also semantics shine through, here however visual composition is stronger than any verbality.”
Exhibition of paper kites in the Peter Wilhelm Art Center
Between the 5th and 7th June 2009 the PAPÍRVARÁZS FESTIVAL was once more organized as part of a series of festivals in the Ráday Kultucca (the Ráday Street of culture). Within the framework of the Festival, in the exhibition rooms of the Peter Wilhelm Art Center, the paper kite works of contemporary Hungarian and foreign artists were on view.
Áprilisban jelenik meg a Balkan Fanatik új lemeze, az American Perestroika. A zenekar hivatalos Dürer kerti lemezbemutató koncertje előtt, zártkörű rendezvény keretében a Peter Wilhelm Art Centerben prezentálta az új albumot.