In the Heart of Europe: Hungarian Tapestry Art

This exhibition features the work of Hungarian tapestry weavers whose work was included in the grandiose Kárpit exhibition. The event not only bring the cream of the international contemporary tapestry art to the heart of Europe but also removed the local and unknown Hungarian tapestry art from its isolation and anonymity, connecting the best local products of the genre to the mainstream currents worldwide. Read the accompanying essay In the Heart of Europe to learn more about the work included in the exhibition.

Curator’s Biography

Edit András is an art historian and art critic, holding a Ph.D. from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Since 1987 she has been affiliated with the Institute of Art History, Research Centre of Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, recently as a senior research fellow. She lives in Long Island and Budapest.

András’ main interest concerns modern and contemporary Eastern and Central European art, gender issues, tapestry art, public art, conceptual art, socially engaged art, and art theory in the time of transition in the post-socialist countries. She has published numerous essays in different languages on issues of contemporary art and theory in journals, volumes of collected essays, and catalogues and has participated in different international conferences. She was the co-curator of the Kárpit exhibitions with Ildikó Dobrányi in 2001 and 2005.