It’s Always Tea-Time

2017.11.08. – 2017.12.20.

In our exhibition 72 artists from all over the world respond to Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland with their illustrations. The visitors can meet with the works of Estonian, Hungarian, Iranian, Italian, Spanish, Russian, German, Polish and Finnish artists.

The curator of the exhibition had a round-number birthday coming, but her friends are living all around the world and it was impossible to gather them around one table, so she decided to invite them to drink a cup of tea with her but to organize the tea party in the form of an exhibition. A little later, it turned out that Alice also had a bigger birthday coming – 150 years since the book was first published – and so it seemed that the only possible way to organize the tea party is to organize it with Alice in mind. Since almost all illustrators dream about creating a picture for this book, it was not necessary to consider it for a long time. Alice, along with her crazy tea party mates, was invited to become an honorary guest of the exhibition! All illustrations have been made as birthday presents for Alice and for the curator.

This rich and versatile material was exhibited for the first time in 2015 at the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre in Tallinn. The exhibition reaches Budapest after visiting Riga, Berlin, Gdansk, and Warsaw. In January, the exhibition will travel to Oxford.

The exhibition was supported by the Estonian Graphic Designers Association, the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre. The exhibition was organized in cooperation with the Estonian Institute.

Participating Artists:
Sari Airola, Mostafa Akbari, Sveta Aleksejeva, Kristina Andres, Anastasia Arkhipova, Mohammad Barrangi Fashtami, Stefano Bessoni, Ignasi Blanch, Lirios Bou, Alessia Bravo, João Vaz de Carvalho, Judith Clay, Joanna Concejo, Lisa D’Andrea, Lina Dudaité, Katrin Ehrlich, Mauro Evangelista, Victoria Fomina, Iassen Ghiuselev, Fatemeh Haghnejad, Nina Haiko, Stefanie Harjes, Anna Holló, Olga Ionaytis, Ana Juan, Anu Kalm, Kristi Kangilaski, Hanna Karaleva, Shoeib Kashani, Rusudan Khizanishvili, Ivan Kravets, Kadi Kurema, Giulia Landonio, Anne Linnamägi, Regina Lukk-Toompere, Ülle Meister, Tiia Mets, Jüri Mildeberg, Piret Mildeberg, Maxim Mitrofanov, Gundega Muzikante, Gerda Märtens, Lucie Müllerová, Aleksejs Naumovs, Julia Neuhaus, Viive Noor, Marianna Oklejak, Igor Oleynikov, Anita Paegle, Irina Petelina, Juss Piho, Anne Pikkov, Natalie Pudalov, Maurizio Quarello, Tiina Mariam Reinsalu, Lena Revenko, Kinga Rofusz, Robert Romanowicz, Romana Romanyshyn, Svetlana Rumak, Ulla Saar, Leyla Safa, Anna Silivonchik, Kertu Sillaste, Marco Somà, Katalin Szegedi, Virpi Talvitie, Pavel Tatarnikov, Maarja Vannas, Urmas Viik, Catherine Zarip, Lina Žutauté

Curator: Viive Noor
Opening: 8 November 2017. 17.00
Opening speech by:
VIIVE NOOR – illustrator, curator of the exhibition
ANNA KÉRCHY – Associate Professor of English, Institute of English & American Studies, University of Szeged
On view: 8 November – 20 December 2017