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Legendary Artists' Club To Host One-Day Festival Of Talented Young Artists

By Ferenc Sullivan // 2015.01.28.

The 114-year-old Fészek Artists’ Club in Kertész utca, central Budapest, is to open up all its spaces for one day to accomodate the works of talented young people active in certain fields of art. The legendary Fészek’s original objective was to promote relations between all-time artists and act as an inclusive workshop where can freely practice their skills – this has become increasingly difficult over the years, leading to a young and dynamic team taking over as organiser of the event.
“We believe that young artists still harbour a desire to cooperate and the Festival of Young Artists could be a long-term opportunity to do so. Our hopes are that the initiative will convey pure values to inspire artists to keep art alive not selfishly, against one another, but rather together and supporting each other”, chief organiser Lilla Zsuráfszky says.
On 31 January, final-year students or freshly graduated alumni of Budapest’s art universities (Moholy-Nagy University of Art, University of Fine Arts, University of Theatre and Film Arts) and alternative theatre groups will have a chance to introduce themselves to the public at the one-day festival. Students at the Academy of Music will perform their own pieces and solo members of the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble, including Attila Tókos, winner of the Junior Prima award, will take to the stage with contemporary and folk dances. The whole-day contemporary art workshop will be finished off with a smashing carnival gig in three halls of the building.
Organisers aim for a large number of participants to meet in an inspiring environment to become familiar with each other’s work and to create a venue where writers, musicians, actors and other artists can feel at home. The “Fészekfoglalás” Art Festival provides an opportunity for young artists to encounter each other’s new thoughts and work, and enables the public to become acquainted with a multitude of genres at the Fészek Artists’s Club, one of the city’s most beautiful and oldest art hubs, on 31 January.
Address: 1073 Budapest, Kertész u. 36.
Events from 10:30 am; carnival begins at 21:00 pm