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The Hungarian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale

May 20–November 26, 2023

The Hungarian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale presents Reziduum—Frequency of Architecture from May 20 to November 26, 2023.

Hungary’s Reziduum Project has been chosen to represent the country at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia. The project, curated by Mária Kondor-Szilágyi, focuses on the new building of the Museum of Ethnography in Budapest, designed by architect Marcel Ferencz as part of the Liget Budapest Project.

The building, completed in 2022, features an external decorative lattice designed by the architect, consisting of half a million metal pixels that run along the façade of the building. The lattice incorporates patterns inspired by the traditions of the various peoples preserved in the museum, simplified into basic forms to symbolize the rich cultural heritage of the Museum of Ethnography.

The Reziduum project also features a new contemporary instrument, the Soundcylinder, designed by architect and composer Péter Mátrai. The Soundcylinder represents the circle theme of the museum and a musical motif that reflects the audible relationship between the building and music.

The project’s central contribution is its reminder that relics of the past can trigger reflection and contemplation, both intellectually and emotionally, and are not merely museum objects.

Reziduum—The Frequency of Architecture is an exceptional project that celebrates the intersection of past and present, cultural preservation, and the power of art to reflect the world. It is an honor for Hungary to be represented by this project at La Biennale di Venezia.

The participants of the exhibition project: Marcel Ferencz (lead designer of the building, Napur Architect), Ferenc Haász, light designer, Judit Z. Halmágyi, architect, Péter Mátrai, architect and composer.

National commissioner: Julia Fabényi
Curator: Mária Kondor-Szilágyi
Organizer: Ludwig Museum—Museum of Contemporary Art. Budapest

Hungarian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
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