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Betonretro
Exhibition and conference
2012.05.04.

Betonretro

The contemporary examples for concrete architecture from Le Corbusier to Tadao Ando are well known internationally; but are there Hungarian historical examples for using visible concrete? We were looking for the answer with a subjective selection of buildings, statues, antiques and objects from the post-war and pre-transition era, where concrete appears as a material of architectural expression. We published the selected examples on a blog and organized an exhibition. The exhibition was extened with a symposia where visible concrete was presented from the perspective of today's technology.

Dániel Kovács

Dániel Kovács

Art historian, architectural critic. In 2007-2013 he worked as editor and chief editor of architecture and design magazine hg.hu. From mid-2013 he continued as a project manager, first in the Museum of Fine Arts, then in 2014-2015 in the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest. Since Autumn 2015 he works as program director at the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin. He published several articles on historical and contemporary architecture, and two own books on the Art Nouveau and Art Deco architecture of Budapest. Since 2010 he's a member of KÉK. He acted as curator of Artur.org.hu (with deputy curator Péter Gyabronka in the first phase), initiated the Wikipedia project and participates in Transmodern.

István Péter Varga

István Péter Varga

Architect, concrete design consultant, founder of the VPI Concrete Design & Manufacture. Graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Faculty of Architecture in 2000, and the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg. He defended his Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA) thesis in subject of Public Space Design in Doctoral School of Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of BME. Associate professor at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art & Design Budapest, Curator of KÉK and member of the Chamber of Hungarian Architects.

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