We were delighted to receive an invitation to the Kepes Institute opening in Eger, Hungary earlier this month. It is particularly wonderful to see György Kepes, one of the founding fathers of the Media Art movement and highly influential in many spheres (artistic, scientific, technological, educational, the list goes on...) celebrated in his homeland, as was his wish. To share in the occasion alongside dignitaries and the art world, various strands of his family travelled from far flung corners of the globe - the USA where he spent most of his life, France, Britain, Tasmania and Hungary of course.
We received the warmest of welcomes. More to the point, the material on show was incredibly well presented in a sympathetically designed space, with work from Kepes' extensive archives spanning all the key periods, and supplemented by pieces from several of his colleagues and students. The Kepes Institute is no ordinary museum - its remit goes beyond its exhibits, stunning in their own right - offering a dynamic opportunity for discourse, education, creativity and collaboration on many levels. We're looking forward to going back for a more prolonged visit in the future. We recommend that you add this beautiful city and very beautiful space to your list of meaningful places to visit. Whether you're interested in new media, art, photography, architecture, design or the creative or educational process, you are bound to find the trip inspiring.
Read more in our article György Kepes: Shining Light at the Birth of Media Art in Exhibitions.