• Visit an art exhibition this Summer.

    by  • June 20, 2018 • Art, Budapest, Exhibitions, Helsinki, Oslo

    Visiting an art exhibition makes a great addition to your trip. Here are a few that will be sure to impress. Seize the opportunity to enter the world of renowned artists which may only be there for a limited time.

    Munch Museum, Oslo. ©Warangkana Berg/Shutterstock.com

    ©Warangkana Berg/Shutterstock.com

    Frida Kahlo at the Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

    07 July – 04 November 2018

    The Hungarian National Gallery is a must see when exploring the Buda district. The building is located in several wings of the Buda Castle and offers stunning views over the city and the river Danube.

    Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest.

    Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest.

    One of the most iconic female artists of the twentieth century, Frida Kahlo’s life and art are displayed at the National Hungarian Gallery this summer and autumn. Commemorating her 111th birthday, more than thirty paintings from the Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico City are being brought to Budapest. Frida Kahlo struggled physically and mentally and her artwork, which mainly concentrates on her own self offers an insight into how she created an exciting and vibrant fantasy of her self-image through her paintings as well as depicting the pain and suffering she experienced.

    Open 10am-6pm. Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays

    Tickets cost HUF 3200 (Approximately £9)



    Grayson Perry exhibition at Kiasma, Helsinki

    13 April – 02 September 2018

    Whilst in Helsinki this summer, the Grayson Perry exhibition is an interesting collection to visit. For those who missed his exhibition at The Serpentine in London last year, this is a chance to view his witty creations confronting world issues including gender, religion and class. Rather than being merely for decorative purposes, his ceramics and tapestries are used as a platform to stage his fascination with British society and other political and cultural observations. There is even a pair of vases on show (The Matching Pair) representing the battle of leavers and remainders during the 2016 Brexit referendum.

    Tickets cost 14€ for adults, 12 € (students, pensioners, conscripts, non-military servicemen) and under 18-year-olds are free. Free admission on the first Friday of the month.

    Opening times vary. See website below. Open Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays.



    Andy Warhol – After Munch at the Kunsthall, Oslo

    26 May – 26 August 2018

    If you are planning a trip to Oslo this summer, take the time out to visit Kunsthall Oslo, a non-profit art space located in the Bjørvika area of central Oslo. From 26 May to 26 August 2018, they will be displaying Andy Warhol – After Munch. Edvard Munch was one of Andy Warhol’s favourite artists and after visiting Oslo in 1973 to view his works, he decided to reproduce some of his own prints. A series of 15 paintings with images taken from Edvard Munch’s best-known prints were produced in 1983 to 1984. Warhol expresses his take on the artist’s work and transforms the meaning of The Scream, The Portrait of Munch’s love Eva Mudocci, The Self Portrait with Skeleton arm and Madonna. Warhol predominantly clarifies and emphasises Munch’s lines, but he makes an exception for the Madonna. In Munch’s version her eyes are dreamily closed but in Warhol’s depiction they are wide open and staring in horror.

    Munch Museum ©Kiev.Victor / Shutterstock.com

    Munch Museum ©Kiev.Victor / Shutterstock.com

    The exhibition includes three of the original fifteen paintings, several unique full-scale test prints, and screen prints from an unpublished edition of the same motifs. Warhol’s film Kiss (1963), a fifty-minute movie of couples kissing for 3 ½ minutes each will also be screened.

    Open Midday – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays

    Entry to Munch Museum on the Move cost 30k. Under-16s, students, artists, pensioners and groups booked in advance are free of charge. Entry to Kunsthall Oslo is free of charge.



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