Exhibitions at the Water Tower
The Margit Island Water Tower is a lookout and an exhibition space at the same time. In the Visual Art Gallery, occupying the Water Tower’s first and second floor, the visitors may see several distinct exhibitions, which are presented with a special projection technique, unique in the country.
VISUAL ART GALLERY – inside the Water Tower
The exhibitions are open for visitors from June to September.
Dancing Margit Island – photo exhibit on Dance at the Margit Island Open-air Stage (1st floor).
On the Margit Island Open-air Stage, Hungary’s oldest and most attractive open-air stage, ever since its opening in 1938, select ballet and contemporary dance productions have been regular features. The exhibition showcases photographs documenting these 78 years of dance performances, evoking the greatest moments as well as the greatest artists of Hungarian dance. The selection of pictures was sourced from the Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute’s Dance Archive and private collections, and it offers an insight into legendary renditions of classics such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Csongor és Tünde, andThe Fountain of Bakhchisaray.
Official partner: The Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute’s Dance Archive. Consultant: Tamás Halász
Boris Asafyev - Rostislav Zakharov: The Fountain of Bakhchisaray (Hungarian State Opera House) Margit Island Open-air Stage, 1956. Photo: László Tóth
Owned by the Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute’s Dance Archive.
Romantic Margit Island – photo exhibition (2nd floor)
Selection of the best photos of the Tiéd a Margitsziget! – Margit Island is Yours! photo contest organized by the Szabad Tér Theatre, which represents the romantic face of Margit Island through inspired personal shots.
INSTALLATIONS – on the courtyard of the Water Tower
The exhibition is open for visitors from June to September.
Gábor Miklós Szőke: Jumping Lion (sculpture installation at the entrance)
Exotic animals and creatures of the wild are a favoured topic of contemporary sculptor Gábor Miklós Szőke. This dynamic lion inspired by Delacroix, Gericault and Antoine Louis Barye is the iconic figure of 2016’s Summer Festival.
Couple’s in love, puppets in love (exhibition in the circular gallery)
For the third time this year the visitors may marvel at a selection of puppets showcasing the almost three-quarter-century-long history of the Budapest Puppet Theatre. The exhibition features puppets from pieces made for adult and children audiences, classical dramas and fairy-tale adaptations alike.
The Margit Island Open-air Theatre – The beginnings: 1938–1941 (installation in the circular gallery)
Documents from the Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute’s Archive. Curators: Mirella Csiszár and Tamás Gajdó.