To proclaim the indispensable luxury of the arts in the context of a museum or exhibition is one of humanity’s greatest and most ambitious ideas. Only the imagination of the person masterminding and directing the project can set the limits for the criteria, presentation and message of showing the relics of the past. Ageless entertainment, ageless fun.
From Einstein to the Present Day
Did you know that, of all the Nobel Prizes ever awarded, 22.5% have been given to Jewish scientists, while only 0.2% of the world’s population is Jews? We wish to commemorate this remarkable achievement with this exhibition, where visitors can read and learn about the life and professional successes of 130 researchers of Jewish origin. The exhibition shows how they contributed to the world becoming a better place through their scientific work, now hopefully going abroad as well after the success it enjoyed in Hungary.
Ramesses – The Excavation
This exhibition took young and young-at-heart visitors to ancient Egypt. The special feature of the exhibition was that, after passing through the entrance, visitors found themselves on an archaeological dig surrounded by Egyptian gods, where, putting on an archaeologist’s hard hat, they could search the sand themselves. The labyrinth and the mummification room further contributed to the pleasures of discovery: 50,000 visitors to the exhibition Ramesses – The Excavation decided to have “hands-on” experience of this ritual that today seems bizarre.
Caesar – The Bibrax Legend
The idea that inspired this exhibition was to enable visitors to get to know the most important moments of Caesar’s life, progressing from the general to the detailed, and focusing on his military achievements and work as a historian while breaking with dull arrangements in glass cabinets. Everyone coming to the exhibition could try their hand at archaeology, and an exact replica of the original site of the Bibrax excavations provided an excellent opportunity for this. Every visitor was given an excavation log to test what they learned at the exhibition. There were separate logs for younger and older schoolchildren, secondary school students and adults. Almost 40,000 logs were completed by the closing date of the exhibition.
Rise and Fall of the Mayan Empire
The exhibition showed different aspects of Mayan life and way of thinking arranged in thematic rooms, including religion, architecture, writing and mathematics. This gave an insight into the family life of the Mayan people, showing their everyday lives, art and daily activities as well as the life of Mayan soldiers. This was the first Hungarian developed social-interactive exhibition where visitors accessed information with the help of projectors and touch screens. 42,000 visitors tasted the Mayan chocolate handed out at the end of the exhibition.
I created the Stereo Gallery because all my life I’ve been interested in alternative forms of arts, which came into being solely with the purpose of self-realisation and self-expression. The artists working in these areas use novel techniques, do not respect dogmas or follow rules. Regular contemporary art exhibitions at Stereo Gallery provided opportunities for street artists mainly active in Budapest so that, instead of their work being forced into illegality appearing on the sides of railway wagons or the walls of dilapidated houses, they could be made in a studio on canvas, thus raising public awareness of street artists.