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Bauhaus conference (EN)

– Intellectual programme for decades –

13th October 2014 at Átrium Film-Színház (Atrium Film-Theatre)

Kozma Lajos' building, formerly known as Május 1. (1st May) cinema has been reopened after more than a decade in Autumn 2012 as Átrium Film-Színház. The theatre's management considers Bauhaus an important influence on contemporary art and society. The Átrium building is one of the most well-known building of Lajos Kozma designer and architect. Our goal is to create a hub for the Bauhaus school in Budapest, broaden our network of partners and widen our cultural programmes.

DETAILED SCHEDULE

17:00-17:45 Registration and introduction in Átrium Café

"Mini" Lajos Kozma and Átrium exhibition in two display cases on the gallery

17:00-17:45 Tour of the building "à la Kozma"

What are the original parts of the building? What does Hilda Gobbi have to do with the building and when did the idea of boosting culture in Buda first come up? How does the heating system in the basement work and what happened to the secret well? How can we track down the Socialist era burglar and eavesdrop on the actors? Thematic guided tour in the Átrium building, visiting the theatre's public spaces and the areas closed down for the public: service areas and living quarters.

The 45 minutes guided tour is already full. If you would be interested about our further Átrium tours, you can ask information at Ez az e-mail cím a spamrobotok elleni védelem alatt áll. Megtekintéséhez engedélyeznie kell a JavaScript használatát.. The tour is only available with a purchased ticket. Please arrive at the meeting point Átrium Café at least 15 minutes before the tour starts.

18:00 – 20:30 Auditorium

18:00 Tibor Somlai: Modern stairways, lobbies and interiors / A presentation of the Átrium building

Tibor Somlai interior designer combines local middle class traditions and modern European design. He graduated at the Hungarian College of Applied Arts in 1980. His references include interiors of banks, offices, shops, flats as well as villas. He also designs furniture and clothing. His lecture at the conference includes colourful illustrations of stairways, lobbies and interiors and a detailed description of the Átrium building, focussing on its interiors.
http://www.somlaidesign.hu/

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19:00 Éva Horányi: Hungarians and tubular steel furniture

A surprisingly large number of Hungarian artists and businessmen contributed to the birth of tubular steel furniture, the emblematic objects of the Bauhaus style. The lecture focusses on the work of Breuer Marcell and other artists who played an important role in the design, promotion and distribution of tubular furnite. Éva Horányi is the chief curator of the Furniture Collection of the Museum of Applied Arts, curator of the Art Deco and Modernism exhibition (2012) and editor of 'Kozma Lajos' Modern Buildings'.

19:40 András Ferkai: Bauhaus-style?

Many regard the local modern architecture as Bauhaus-style. The lecture examines if the German school has indeed influenced the architecture of the interwar period. Which architects were undoubtedly applying the approach of the Bauhaus art school and to what degree? Were there followers of the school who only applied its architectural forms? Is Bauhaus the only source of modern architecture? If not, what else and to what degree inspired out designers and architects? András Ferkai Ybl Award-winning architectural historian, member of the Chamber of Architects and professor of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest answers the questions above in his richly illustrated lecture.

20:30 – 21:30 Café

Thematic film screenings and photo slideshows.

Átrium Film-Színház' event is part of Design Week Budapest 2014.

Further information: Ez az e-mail cím a spamrobotok elleni védelem alatt áll. Megtekintéséhez engedélyeznie kell a JavaScript használatát.

Tickets (available online and at the box office):

500 HUF (student / over 65)
700 HUF (full price)

 

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