LAMP! A Design Icon in the Light of Art

The Kiscell Museum - Municipal Picture Gallery proudly presents its new temporary exhibition: 

LAMP! A Design Icon in the Light of Art

in the Oratory, until 25 March 2018


Curators: Anikó B. Nagy (Municipal Picture Gallery) and Igno Claus



In the limelight there is an iconic lamp, the early masterwork of Wilhelm Wagenfeld, created in the metal workshop of the Weimar Bauhaus. Presented as a collaboration of the Maria and Walter Schnepel Cultural Foundation and the Kiscell Museum – Municipal Gallery, this 1924 lamp is reflected through the lenses of a bunch of prominent contemporary artists, the pop collage master Richard Hamilton, the emblematic fluxus artist Dieter Roth, the creator of the legendary snare-pictures series Daniel Spoerri and the playful conceptualist Aldo Mondino among them. Morover, we’ve invited five Hungarian artists – Miklós Batisz, Anna Farkas, Péter Forgács, Dániel Lakos and és Eszter Szabó – to participate with brand new lamp-rephrases for the occasion.

For widening the historical and local context we shall display some fifty of the never-seen watercolour lamp designs commissioned by the one time owner of our Kiscell building, furniture manufacturer Miksa Schmidt of Budapest and Vienna.  These series of sketches from the early 20th century while illustrating period tastes of decor, give prominence to the radicalism of the Wagenfeld lamp.


More information: 

Kiscelli Múzeum – Fővárosi Képtár

1037 Budapest, Kiscelli utca 108.

+36 1 388 7817 | +36 1 368 7917