The Budapest Art Factory (BAF), the collective that has been hosting and showcasing the works of eight different artists for the past 17 years, is announcing their new location with a grand opening on Friday, December 8.
Previously positioned in an empty factory in the 13th district in Pest, the BAF collective has chosen another location in the 16th district in Buda. Their new home at Épitész utca 20 was an industrial building that had originally served as the largest hydroplane aircraft factory founded by Manfréd Weiss for the Austrian Hungarian Monarchy. Later, it operated as a marketplace and later functioned as a paint workshop for Ventilation Works.
For their December 8th debut, BAF is pleased to showcase a collection from the well-known New York City gallery, POSTMASTERS, founded by Hungarian artist/gallerist Tamás Banovich. For this occasion, he has curated a special exhibition by ten international artists, including Márta Kucsora, co-manager and co-founder of BAF.
The exhibit, titled “Distortions,” explores the consequences of living in an era where the line between the genuine and the fabricated is continuously blurred. The mixed media collection’s spectrum spans from cartoons to canvases, using multiple sources including textiles, 3-D printing, video, animation, and woodshop tools.
The 19 thought-provoking artworks in „Distortions” aim to spark conversations about the complex relationship between technology, social media, and the way we experience and share our lives in the digital age. It invites viewers to contemplate the implications of the world where reality is not just distorted but curated, filtered by algorithms and carefully crafted to complement each person’s belief system.
BAF, in addition to breathing new life into an old building with a fresh purpose, actually extends beyond just a studio space through thoughtfully curated exhibitions, meaningful art dialogues, and with a history of including the training of interns. With this new exciting chapter in a new facility, BAF’s co-managers Kucsora, Sándor Szász, and Anthony M. Vasquez continue to ignite culturally significant themes and aims to involve curators, institutions, advisors, and galleries in its vision. BAF draws art professionals worldwide, making it an authentic gateway to Hungary’s vibrant art scene.
BUDAPEST ART FACTORY
- 1116 Budapest, Építész utca 20
- +36 20 570 7724
- www.budapestartfactory.com // www.postmastersart.com
- On view until February 16, 2024 // By appointment: +36 20 386 6490