Mûcsarnok / Kunsthalle Budapest

Museum, Kunsthalle
Pesti Vigadó; Hungarian Academy of Arts Research Institute of Art Theory and Methodology

Ever since its establishment at the end of the 19th century, Kunsthalle has been the centre of contemporary Hungarian fine art, and a key institution in canon-formation. It is a national institution with the mission of exhibiting the most significant trends of both contemporary Hungarian and international fine art in Budapest.

The art centre at Heroes’ Square in Budapest is open to the whole spectrum of Hungarian visual culture. It operates strictly according to the principle of aesthetic value, without any constraint of ideology or age. Besides organising exhibitions, programs involving other art forms, and academic conferences, Kunsthalle’s publishing activity is significant as well.

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international fine art,

David Lynch: Small StoriesExhibition at Chamber Hall

The glowing tension of invisible connections, the unveiling of unspeakable feelings and the unleashing of fantasy create the inimitable atmosphere of the exhibition of works by David Lynch.


The filmmaker’s surreal images based on photo montages as well as reinterpreted portraits and reproductions open up dimensions of space and time, making up a universe well known from Lynch’s films. Small Stories takes visitors on a psychedelic journey through the world of emotions, humour, playfulness and restlessness, while unveiling past memories and scars. Similarly to his films, these images are dominated by dreams with the fundamental driving force of his poetic vision being the connection between the subconscious and reality.