- 3 May 2017 8:00 AM
Having enjoyed great success in the architect’s home city, the exhibition of István Sajó’s life and works now comes to Budapest, to the Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle Budapest.
The aim is to present an overview of his entire career, from American-influenced art deco complexes made of brick to smooth-lined, functionalist private and public buildings.
Contemporary photos of his works – many taken by Sajó himself – and documentary photographs of how the buildings look today are accompanied by the architect’s artistically drawn freehand sketches and designs.
One of the highlights of the exhibition is István Sajó’s stylised, theatre-like work room, fitted with art deco furniture and other objects of his own design.
Visitors are invited to take a virtual walk among Sajó’s buildings, including the zig-zag stairwell of the Israelite apartment block in central Debrecen.
Some of the city’s cultural and civic events of the 1930s and 40s are also brought to life with the help of archive newsreels.
Ended on 4 June
Venue: Műcsarnok - Institution of the Hungarian Academy of Arts
Address: 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 37.