About

What?

The ISBN is an art bookstore and a contemporary art gallery. The name of the gallery was obtained from the 13-digit identification number for publication, the ISBN-number (International Standard Book Number).   

Why?

The most important mission of the ISBN – books+gallery is the mapping, collecting, exhibition and distribution of domestic and regional, Hungarian and foreign language, new and second-hand contemporary art publications, exhibition catalogs, zines, art books, photobooks and theoretical publications.

Additional goals:

  • Representation of domestic independent publishers, promotion of their publications.
  • The mapping and distribution of domestic and regional limited edition art books, zines, fanzines, photobooks and other unique publications.
  • Creating links and facilitating dialogue between artists and professionals dealing with domestic and regional independent publications.
  • Providing individual and group exhibition possibility for Hungarian and Central and Eastern European young and middle generation artists and curators in the ISBN gallery space.
  • Organizing and conducting professional programs and events related to artistic publications and the exhibitions.

Where?

The ISBN – books+gallery is in the 8th district of Budapest, a few minutes’ walk from Blaha Lujza Square. The bookstore is constantly open with a continually expanding offer, while the gallery space provides temporary exhibitions and diverse professional programs.

Our address is: 1084 Budapest, Víg utca 2. (Mailing address: 1084 Budapest, Népszínház utca 19.). Map

When?

The bookstore is open from Tuesday to Friday, from noon to 7pm, and from 2 to 6pm on Saturday. The dates of the professional events and related programs is continuously communicated on our website and on our Facebook page.

Who?

The coordinator and art director of the ISBN – books+gallery is Bea Istvánkó, art historian and curator. Biography

Graphic design: Mark Fridvalszki, http://www.markfridvalszki.com/

Contact

E-mail address: isbn.books@gmail.com
Phone: +36 20 475 57 81
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/isbnbooksgallery/   
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isbn_books_gallery/
Opening hours: 

Tuesday-Friday: 12-7pm
Saturday: 2-6pm

ISBN gallery program  

The gallery’s objective is to organize ten exhibitions each year according to the following structure:

  • 5 individual / double exhibitions of 5 young / middle generation Hungarian artists annually.
  • 2 curatorial group show annually.
  • A joint exhibition for one foreigner and one Hungarian artist annually.
  • A guest project of one invited foreign partner institution annually.
  • A Christmas artists’ book market annually.

Floorplan

PRESS

Magyar Narancs: rés a présen - A csarnoknegyed atmoszférája. XXX.évf.35.szám
Tilos Rádió: OFF-KÁNON. 2018.04.10. 
artportal: Nézzünk bizakodva a jövőbe - Sznobriadó. Tájékoztatási fokozat.
Artmagazin online: Az 5 legjelentősebb képzőművészeti esemény 2017-ben – Puklus Péter szerint
We Love Budapest: HIÁNYPÓTLÓ BOLT BUDAPESTEN – MÁSHOL NEM FORGALMAZOTT KIADVÁNYOKAT ÁRUL AZ ISBN KÖNYV+GALÉRIA
Tilos Rádió: Alkotás útja. 2017.01.11.
Artmagazin Online: Istvánkó Bea kérdezi Menesi Attilát az ISBN nulladik kiállítása kapcsán
Artmagazin Online: December 30-án nyílik az ISBN nulladik kiállítása
444.hu: 117 szinte kihagyhatatlan programlehetőség az év maradékára
artportal: Mindent bele! - Sznobriadó, tájékoztatási fokozat
artportal: „Szeretném, ha több lenne egyszerű könyvesboltnál” – Istvánkó Bea, ISBN