Artwork of Bettina Costa in Budapest

Friday, 6 September 2019

RHEINFELDEN. The artist Bettina Costa from Rheinfelden now also has a public artwork at a prominent location in Budapest. This was commissioned by the Argentine Embassy. It is located on the pavement of the avenue «Andrássy út», which belongs to the Unesco World Heritage, directly in front of the Argentine Embassy. The «Vereda» (Argentinian for pavement) was officially inaugurated by the Minister of Culture of the City of Budapest and the Argentine Ambassador.
The «Vereda del Tango Argentino – Km 11939» shows the basic steps of tango. The kilometer refers to the distance to a vereda in Buenos Aires taken as reference. Since 2016 the «Vereda del Tango – Km 11255» is located in Rheinfelden at the Kurbrunnenanlage.
In 2018 the artist participated in the Art Market Budapest with the gallery a-space. This is one of the most important art fairs in Eastern Europe. The Argentine Ambassador was so enthusiastic when he saw photos of the vereda in Rheinfelden, that he decided that he absolutely wanted one in front of his residence in Budapest. After long planning and two days of work, this amusing artwork can now be danced.

Bettina Costa was able to realize her artwork in front of the Argentine Embassy in Budapest.
Photo: Bettina Costa

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