has a new space: KIRÁLY 102


ERSTE Foundation is happy to announce that has recently opened a new space, KIRÁLY 102, in Budapest. is active since fall 2005 and aims to inform all those who are active in the international art world about the developments of the contemporary art scene in Central and Eastern Europe.

The new space not only accommodates office premises and a small, growing library, but will also host exhibitions and events. KIRÁLY 102 rethinks the idea of the ‘salon’ and will be a place for discussions, workshops, performances, film screenings, seminars and research.

“We follow the idea that artistic and curatorial thinking – including both theory and practice – produces an excess of knowledge which can be recycled and used in a broader social discourse. Our ambition is to create a space where culture is produced, rather than perceived, where values are tested and can be debated – especially in awareness of a conservative backlash. welcomes art and ideas that are under-represented (e.g.: in art history, cultural industries, and policies) or excluded elsewhere, because being difficult, out of fashion, unsellable or not straight. Therefore, is keen on collaborating not only with well established professionals but also with bright young intellectuals who are willing to take on responsibilities. is an anarchic, idealistic place where “mistakes” and “flaws” are rendered into new schemes. We believe that conversations started through the projects contribute to form a responsible-critical and experimental attitude towards contemporary life” – Dóra Hegyi, director of

People are welcome to visit the space by appointment:

H-1067 Budapest Király u 102, 1st floor
phone: +36 1 315 26 15; +36 30 690 7953

ERSTE Foundation is the main partner of
More photos from the space opening here