Recognising Hungarian Artists


Hungarian arts are on the move. Many unrecognised artists are getting the world stage they deserve; in fact, György Kovásznai was one of the best animation painters from Hungary in the last century but was widely ignored for decades. It wasn’t until a few years ago that his work garnered attention after an exhibition in the Hungarian National Gallery. He was even often compared to the likes of Hitchcock or Van Gogh with his cinematic wit and fresh visual style.

With his growing popularity, London Somerset House gave Kovásznai’s work a two-day space earlier this year to be on exhibition. It was the first time ever his work was presented in a major exhibition outside Hungary.

Hungarian art, however, continues garnering the exposé necessary and the Balassi Institute (Hungarian Cultural Centre of London) is often opening exhibition space for other emerging Hungarian artists. On September 29th they will be screening Ottó Bánovits film, Donkey Xote, where the director will be present for a short Q&A. They will also open up a space at the end of October for the Szeged National Theatre’s ‘The Magic Flute’, directed by Róbert Alföldi. The Institute’s aim is to collaborate in the showcasing of Hungarian arts in London while enhancing its cultural reach.