Art transport on the Polish-Hungarian route
In the 1960s and 1970s there was a train that run between Budapest and Cracow that the passengers called “Polonia Expressz”. It was a silent hero of cultural exchange between the Hungarians and Poles, thanks to which young artists from Budapest (the so-called Hitchhikers’ Generation) could take a breath of fresh air of the emancipated, brave and crazy Cracow’s artistic bohemia at express pace. Conversations, discussions, ideological bruthershafts and creative activity allowed for intense cultural transfer and strengthening of relationships.
In the late 1990s, there was a big Polonia Expressz Fesztivál organised in Budapest (with Anda Rottenberg as its main curator). One of its most significant events was a large-scale exhibition entitled “Polish Art of 1945-1996”. This tournée in the Hungarian capital featured works created by the Polish artists of the 20th century (also from Cracow!). It was a telling and important moment.
Willing to ironically relate to this decades-long tradition and powerful cultural exchange (based on true determination that beautifully reaches beyond all territorial, social, language, economic and political limitations), we brought the latest Polish art works by car that still remembers the times of the “Polonia Ekspressz” train. We want the Budapest Art World to immerse itself in the Polish air just like back then. Let’s meet each other this year again!
Nix Null Zero
11.10 | 11 AM - 7 PM
12.10 | 11 AM - 9 PM
13.10 | 11 AM - 7 PM
14.10 | 11 AM - 7 PM
Millenaris Cultural Center
Kis Rókus u. 16-20