The galleries of the Polish Institute, operating since 1940, and located on the high corner of Andrássy and Nagymező streets, with exhibition windows facing the “Budapest Broadway”, have become one of the most important venues for Hungarian contemporary art, as the galleries present not only Polish but also many Hungarian solo and curated group exhibitions.
Platán Gallery’s main goal is to represent contemporary Polish art, however both Central European and Hungarian works are exhibited in the gallery as well. The gallery gives chance to young, yet well-known artists to popularize their works. For some artists Platán Gallery is the first place where they have their own exhibition.
The Gallery encourages Polish artists to create space specific works, installations and projects, what’s more it emphasizes the cooperaiton between Hungarian and Polish professionals. This Gallery is unique, nothing similar can be found in Hungary. It is a real challenge to represent Polish culture and contemporary art in a comprehensive way. That is why we try to make the Gallery more attractive by organising shorter exhibitions and projects.
The Gallery is located in the center of Budapest and is a great place for having discussions about art, moreover the institute is built on progressive and vivid ideas and acts.
Latarka Gallery is a great proof of progressive way of thinking, since it is an independent exhibit area in the basement.
Owing to the fact that Latarka is a gallery and a meeting point at the same time, it inspires artists and laity to become more and more involved the gallery’s life. With the opening of Latarka also LatarkaTV was born. It publicizes and documents the exhibitons with interviews and advertisements to reach a wider audience.