An international contemporary art event, OFF-Biennale Budapest is the largest civil, independent arts initiative in Hungary. Organized on a grassroots basis, OFF-Biennale is based on self-organization and a voluntary collaboration of artists, groups of artists, curators, gallerists, and collectors, among others.


The city of joy

September 29 – November 5, 2017

Today's program highlights

26.10- 04.12
Kultur Periphery 06a

Culture and Free Time

A video series about 6 of Budapest’s cultural and artistic centres. Based on the tradition of nineteenth-century worker’s clubs, these began to be built throughout the city in the nineteen-fifties. Later they became important sites for the unofficial cultural scene. Following the political transitions of 1989/1990 these places have faced transformations, a loss of their important cultural role, and closure, but their questions are still pertinent: what kinds of spaces does culture have a need for, and what do we understand as culture? This project, which won the Golden Lion prize in 2007 at the Biennale di Venezia, is now presented with new elements.