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News & headlines at Kempinski Budapest

04 Jun 2024

Zsuzsa Szvath’s ‘DISCOVERY’ exhibition at Kempinski Promenade Gallery

Budapest, 4 June 2024 – For the second time, a solo exhibition featuring the works of painter Zsuzsa Szvath is on display at the Kempinski Promenade Gallery in Budapest. Organised by Ar2day Gallery, the exhibition can be viewed until the end of September 2024 on the ground floor of Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest.

In her ‘DISCOVERY’ series, Zsuzsa Szvath uses metaphorical imagery to reflect people’s emotions, fears and hopes. Her thoughts revolve around the hidden, seeking connections, truth and human values through her surreal paintings.

Zsuzsa Szvath was born in 1972 in Pécs. From 1993 to 1998, she studied at the Hungarian University of Applied Arts (MOME) and obtained her diploma.  In 1997, she moved to Berlin and studied for a year at the Universität der Künste (UdK).

A milestone of Zsuzsa Szvath’s career was her solo exhibition ‘A Period of Change’, held in September 2023 at the Rosenhang Museum in Germany. One notable painting from the exhibition, ‘JULIA RISES TO THE CLOUDS’, was inspired by the Hungarian band Napoleon Boulevard’s hit ‘Júlia Does Not Want to Walk on the Ground.’

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Extensive publications about the ‘A Period of Change’ series can be found in issues 150_2023 and 151_2023 of ‘ARTProfil Kunstmagazin’, a German-language art magazine. Some pieces from this series are now part of the Budapest exhibition.

‘Zsuzsa Szvath achieves a unique creative position with her impressive, metaphorical worlds and peculiarly surreal scenes. She is concerned with the search for lost values and emotions, ancient trust. In her new series, ‘A Period of Change’, one or at most two protagonists are present in unmistakably floating landscapes or urban scenes under bizarre circumstances. A quiet restlessness emerges from the background of the painting, while the people depicted, mostly young, suggest perfect calmness and carelessness.’, said Cristina Streckfuß, curator and communication expert.


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About Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest: Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest defines contemporary luxury in its outfitting and service in the heart of Budapest. Boldly modern and recently redesigned and renovated, it offers 313 splendid rooms and 40 chic suites. A signature concept, Gastronomic Quarter Downtown Budapest includes Hungarian-Viennese ÉS Bisztró, ÉS Deli, New Japanese Nobu Restaurant, The Living Room and Blue Fox The Bar. Kempinski The Spa features a unique hungarymud® treatment as well as VOYA luxury products and routines, while the Kempinski Promenade Gallery shows modern Hungarian art. Ten Rooms is the hotel’s MICE solution delivered on a full floor of state-of-the-art flexible spaces, while The Kitchen Caters provides full-service catering management at or outside Kempinski Corvinus.


About Ar2Day Gallery: Since 2009, the Ar2day Gallery has represented young, outstandingly talented and well-educated artists who, with their unique style, have already achieved international success in addition to being part of the domestic contemporary art palette. The main goal of the gallery's founder and owner, Ildikó Benkő, is to promote high-quality contemporary Hungarian art abroad, and at home among both collectors and the younger generation. In addition to this, it is her important objective that the widest possible circles get to know, appreciate, love and want to live with works of art. Since 2013, the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Promenade Gallery has hosted the exhibitions of Ar2day artists.


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Ildikó Dudás • Public Relations Director

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest
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