Budapest Art Factory hosts Postmasters 5.0



location: Budapest Art Factory, Budapest XI, Épitész utca 20

April 11 - May 30, 2024
opening reception April 11 6-9pm

Eva Davidova, Global Mode > Horsewoman Appearing Normal (Anamorphic), 2018,
Adhesive floor print on vinil

            "It's not where you take things from - it's where you take them to."

                                    Jean-Luc Godard

Organized by Viola Lukács and Tamás Banovich for Budapest Art Factory Conversions is a second show of Postmasters 5.0 presenting an international group of artists who work in digital media.

Following the recently concluded Distortions, this exhibition revolves around a different aspect of the transformative action: that of changing something from one form to another. Conversion can be a gradual process, like a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly, or a sudden one, like a bolt of lightning striking. Metaphorically, conversion can be a revelation of new experience. Literally, it often refers to transforming analog or physical data into digital formats. Digital information, defined by binary code and the pixel, differs from its analog counterpart. Conversion in all its forms, serves as a powerful lens through which we can decipher the complexities of our times in a constant dance between the old and the new. As an ever-growing dataflow transforms at an exponential pace, conversion will undoubtedly remain a central metaphor, shaping perception, and bringing a fundamental change to the aesthetic experience.

Art is the ultimate conversion.

Social media posts, news updates, and online trends, each have the potential to alter perspectives or reshape opinions. Just as a filter can transform a photo, it is artists who can convert us into believers. The artists in the show employ a large spectrum of technologies and methods of delivery including generative software, digital animation and 3D modeling, plotters, ASCII videos, prints, NFTs, and AI collaborations.


Oskar Dawicki, Homage to Bruce Lee, 2003, (As installed in Postmasters Chelsea 2011)

We want to contribute to culture as we see it.

Our currency is ideas that matter. It means embracing artists, young and old, whose works shape the future world. 

We have a substantial history of spotting the art ahead of mainstream approval.

In the course of 38 years we had four permanent locations in New York: large spaces in East Village, Soho, Chelsea and Tribeca. In the current global climate, in this country, in this city, such a model seems to be unsustainable for progressive, challenging, experimental art. Money continues to be the dominant measure of success and value, and money privileges familiarity above all. Perhaps it will change again.

Postmasters 5.0 is nomadic.

   We have so many plans, thoughts, and more to say. We are excited by a less structured, improvisational, positive future. We will temporarily go smaller, keep our digital presence and an NFT platform online at and continue programming PostmastersROMA. We will project big with "interventionist pop-up exhibitions". As we traverse the city, Postmasters 5.0 locations will be tailored to the art we will present.

We own our legacy, our successes, and our failures. We have always supported concepts at the starting edge of creative expression, taking risks and fighting for recognition of the artists that see things ahead of time. This is what best artists do. Postmasters 5.0 will continue to practice these ideas (or ideals) in a different format. We believe our model is the right one for history, for the moment, and for art's progress. Connecting brilliant work to a forward-thinking public is what Postmasters was born to do.

Galleries are defined by the artists they show, We are grateful to the artists that work with us, and to the collectors and institutions, big and small, that have supported us over the years and will, hopefully, continue to do so. We look forward to bringing new art to new generations of art audiences in new ways.

Magda and Tamas

Oskar Dawicki, Homage to Bruce Lee, 2003, (As installed in Postmasters Chelsea 2011)