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The ART CORNER is a cultural event series jointly conceived and designed for the long term by Hotel Clark Budapest and the Leo Bistro restaurant located on the ground floor – which debuted in autumn 2021 – aiming to attract fans of contemporary art.
Hotel Clark Budapest is the focal point for renewing the cultural and historical values of urban life while actively preserving traditions. The main goal of the biannual event series is to provide a cultural experience and refreshments for both domestic and international audiences, and it is committed to going beyond traditional hotel services.
The idea and mission of promoting culture also represent significant social responsibility, as it inspires and encourages cultural development and acceptance of cultural diversity. The event organized in the hotel is also a tradition, as the legendary Lánchíd Café, which was a meeting place for intellectuals, writers, and poets, once stood in the location of Hotel Clark Budapest.

Boglárka Nagy ’Bon Voyage’ exhibition

September 30 – November 30, 2021.

Boglárka Nagy’s exhibition entitled “BON VOYAGE” was the first stop of the Art Corner event series, which took place in the hotel lobby from September 30 to November 30, 2021.

The main theme of the exhibition was travel, which was an even more pronounced basic human desire and need in the post-Covid period. The artist displayed some beautiful, lyrical highlights from Japan and the exotic culture of the Far East in the paintings before proceeding on to the pure transcendence and exquisite calligraphy of the orange-coloured deserts of the Middle East, then moving on to the “dolce vita” lifestyle of southern Europe and the bright azure of the Riviera.

The dominance of light and the limitless sky characterized all of Boglárka Nagy’s works presented here, portraying freedom and a love of life even more skillfully than we have seen from her before.



Photo: Boglárka Nagy. ‘Bon Voyage’

Norbert Zsólyomi ’UnSeen’ exhibition

April 1 – May 31, 2022.

The second stop of the cultural initiative, launched in September 2021, was aimed at lovers of photo and beauty ideals through the artistic creations of Zsólyomi Norbert’s exhibition entitled ‘UnSeen’, which ran from April 1 to May 31, 2022.

We can come across Zsólyomi Norbert’s photos on the covers and compilations of the most outstanding Hungarian fashion magazines every day, but it is a fact that we can see a few of his works where there is “no client”. In contrast, at the ‘UnSeen’ exhibition, we could only encounter creations that convey Norbert’s own, external-influence-free artistic ars poetica.

“In my work, I always look for beauty in everything and everyone. With the photos in the exhibition, I aimed to find the aspects that I consider beautiful in the processed topics. I presented only new photos, and some of my paintings and mixed media works were also visible, in which I experiment with the fusion of photography and painting.” said the artist.



Photo: Norbert Zsólyomi. ’UnSeen’

Pol Kurucz ‘Plastic Dreams’ exhibition

October 20 – December 1, 2022.

In the fall of 2022, the world-famous Hungarian-French photographer, Pol Kurucz’s exhibition titled ‘Plastic Dreams’ opened its doors, organized by Hotel Clark and Leo Bistro. At the iconic exhibition – which went completely against traditional photographic norms – of the artist who divides his life between Brazil, the United States of America, and Hungary, we were able to see artworks that have not been shown in our country before.

After New York, Miami, London, and Los Angeles, Pol’s first major domestic exhibition took place at Art Corner. Thanks to the joint work of the artist’s local management, The ArtSommelier, the collaboration was also a co-thinking process. We have already seen Pol Kurucz’s distinctive photos and digital art at prestigious exhibitions, leading fashion magazines, and renowned galleries worldwide. When creating his works, he collaborated with world-famous athletes and musicians such as Mike Tyson, Nicki Minaj, Saweeti, and H.E.R., among others.

Pol’s images have appeared in more than a hundred publications, including prestigious magazines such as Vogue, ELLE, Glamour, Marie Claire, GQ, The Guardian, CNN online, BBC online, Dazed, Paper, Hunger, Sleek, and Nylon.



Photo: Pol Kurucz. ‘Angel’

János Fajó ’Ellipses’ exhibition

April 20 – June 20, 2023.

The Art Corner – a joint event series of Leo Bistro and Hotel Clark – opened its latest grand art exhibition on April 20, 2023, which features the leading figure of constructive geometry, János Fajó.

In collaboration with the Fajó Foundation and curator Zita Sárvári, the exhibition showcases screen prints, rare paintings, and sculptures related to the theme of ‘Ellipses’ by the artist who passed away in 2018.

“I know how significant transmission on the plane is a simplified-disassembled ellipse. Yet it excites, attracts, and stimulates composition; this cunning and mysterious two-dimensional form.” – János Fajó

János Fajó (1937-2018), an artist honoured with the Munkácsy and Kossuth prizes, has become a well-known name. His constructive geometric art is of vital importance in Hungarian art history. His rich oeuvre remains in the form of thousands of graphic works, screen prints, paintings, wall objects and sculptures. His last major institutional exhibition took place at the Műcsarnok in 1991, and since his death in 2018, smaller exhibitions focusing on his oeuvre and works have been held.



Photo: János Fajó. ’Ellipses Spillover Effect’