The New Artists’ Colony of Szentendre
2019. 11. 15 – 2020. 02. 02.
The New Artists’ Colony – an important site of Szentendre’s art scene, located on Kálvária Street – celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2019.
On the grounds of the New Artists’ Colony, which began its operation in the autumn of 1969, permanent housing with studio space was offered to young painters, graphic artists, sculptors, textile designers and ceramic artists (primarily married artist couples), by way of submitting an application. The new tendencies represented by these fine and applied artists, which differed considerably from the approaches taken by members of the Old Artists’ Colony – known for originally setting Szentendre on its path to fame as “the city of painters” – greatly enriched the local art scene.
The anniversary of the New Artists’ Colony provides the apropos for this jubilee exhibition. Through showcasing the artworks that have been created there in the past five decades, the show presents all the past and present members of the colony – the occupants of its twelve studios: Pál Deim, István Gy. Molnár, Piroska Jávor, Tamás Asszonyi, Margit Czakó, László Hajdú, Ildikó Bálint, Endre Lukoviczky, János Pirk, László Pirk, Krisztina Rényi, Márta Kisfalusi, Imre Kocsis, Eszter Kocsis, Erika Ligeti, Zsófia Farkas, Ferenc Kóka, Gábor Kapusi, Andreas Papachristos, László Rajki, Péter Rózsa and Kriszta x-T Nagy.