The Buda-based Art.Salon: Társalgó Gallery was established in 1995 as a non-profit gallery. For nearly two decades, and through more than one hundred exhibitions, it has showcased the grand masters as well as established and up-and-coming younger representatives of contemporary Hungarian art. Our artists share this diversity of styles and ages; it is the power of artistic quality that brings them all together. As a result of a 2008 overhaul of the interior, the gallery now boasts an impressive, two-hundred-square-meter exhibition space. In 2012, it became a retail gallery, and has increased its presence at foreign exhibits while still keeping high professional standards.
Cooperation with the artists is based on intimate creative relationship and personal contact, which engenders concept exhibits, individual and group appearances alike. True to its name, the gallery emphasizes dialogue with the audience, often hosting events in which participants can meet artists and ask them questions via informal (“ArtAbout” series) or moderated (“One Piece – One Master” series) discussions.
Photography is another important element of the gallery’s portfolio. It is in the professional photo studio attached to the gallery that reproductions and portraits of artworks and artists are created using a medium-format camera. This activity also underscores the artisanal aspect of the gallery – in addition to self-published contemporary art albums, Art.Salon: Társalgó Gallery routinely collaborates with various Hungarian publishers, and also undertakes private collection cataloguing tasks.