On the first weekend of November LUK presents Eszter Szabó's
exhibition either me or you are
as part of NANOEVENTS
, a 2-day program organised by Kápolna co-space
with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Hungary.
We seek and recognize the world only through our own preconceptions. We project – and if possible – control. Can we, for a moment, be jolted out of this subjective cognitive process? Read more...
Staircase Creative Programme for Children | Family Day
Children work with Gábor KEREKES and Ildikó SCHOPP to explore and construct sound making objects using a bricolage of unexpected parts and pieces. Participants will be able to try their gadgets together. The event is free and recommended for children from age 9.
The first ever kids' programme in LOOK is held by Ildikó Schopp in connection with Guy Ben-Ner's two videos on view. Children from 3 to 12 can join our free programme with or without their accompanying family. More...
What is this?
Look is a minor gallery with major ambitions. It is a private space for contemporary art. Practically a peephole in a door but in our hopes it serves as a window to the world. Read more...
The restoration of the door where Look is located has arrived to an end. The old cylinder has been replaced, window and lights have been installed. Read full story...
Dávid ADAMKÓ • Anna DELI • Eszter SZABÓ • Levente SZŰCS • Eszter TAKÁCS • Hajnal TARR • Miklós VASS
Click here for more information and to watch a film on the making KNSTHS FMR #1 in Bécsi utca in 2006... See more...
Look is proud to participate in Budapest100
, an annual programme founded by the Open Society Archives
and KÉK Contemporary Architecture Centre
this year paying tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement. Beside the other events taking place in our building
on the first weekend of May, we are presenting László Moholy-Nagy's legendary documentary Architects's Congress
along with our Bauhaus-themed family programme. Read more...
It is almost a year to the day of Éva Magyarósi's solo exhibition
that LOOK presents Where I Come From
, an animated video from her ten-episode Eden
story cycle. Through their intimate tone, these "grown up fables" candidly reveal those ordinary and everyday life situations which – at the same time – mark the turning points in our lives, and the familiar feelings that come with them. Read more...
LOOK is proud to announce the screening of one of the early and most influential films of avant-guard British filmmaker John Smith. The Girl Chewing Gum
is capturing the comings and goings of a busy street corner on a gray day in Hackney, London in 1976. It is Smith's voiceover that transforms the documented incidental events into something fictional and constructed. Read more...
LOOK is proud to present Israeli artist Guy Ben-Ner's two videos in September. It is the first time that Ben-Ner's works, «If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate
» and «I'd give it to you if I could but I borrowed it
» are exhibited in Hungary. Read more...
LOOK is proud to present Nostra Culpa
, a dramatic orchestral work in two movements often referred to as the world's first 'financial opera'. Representing both sides of the spending coin, the piece takes up the age-old economic disagreement of austerity vs. stimulus and was inspired by a spectacular row between Paul Krugman, the Nobel laureate economist and Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the President of Estonia on Twitter. Estonian vocal star Iris Oja will sing the words of both protagonists, from a libretto by Scott Diel and music by Eugene Birman. The Hungarian premiere of Nostra Culpa
will be performed by Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra conducted by Balázs Horváth. Read more.
Headphones - Mask - Distancing
To ensure that your experience is Covid-safe, we kindly ask you to BRING YOUR OWN HEADPHONES, wear a mask at all times (except for the one-minute viewing), and keep distance from others. LOOK is a one-person viewing space, however, to be on the safe side we will have a reception during the NANOEVENT opening weekend to ensure you have a safe and pleasant visit. The exhibition will be OPEN by appointment until 19 DECEMBER.
We are responding to the invitation from Stroboskop, our soulmate gallery in Warsaw, and excited to present our local audience with a talk on the current Hungarian cultural policy from an independent perspective and bring them Reactions 2.1
by Dávid Gutema and Dávid Mikulán. For detailed program please check Stroboskop's website
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Things to read
Look launches BookShelf
, a new bookshop and reading room that provides physical access to a selection of periodicals on contemporary culture. More soon...
Look is proud to announce that Jonas Georg Christensen, Jan Danebod and Peter Olsen started their first collaboration. Materialeprøver is a multi-phase project that begins in Budapest to continue in the city of Porto, Thessaloniki and Copenhagen. The documentation of the work in process is presented here. More...
It is the second time that LOOK changes direction. Instead of looking in you are invited to look outside and explore the universe and photography of Denise Saito. Explore...
Container Cinema - Andrássy út 1 • Open every day from 12 to 8pm • Screening starts every hour • Entry free
Screenings organised by Look start with the filmed version of Elmgreen & Dragset's Drama Queens, a play without actors. Read more...