Great Creatives of Europe


In the Labyrinth of Buda Castle, we asked the public on community sites in connection with our program ‘Wandering with the Great Creatives of Europe' to select a guide or companion for the one-man night wandering. In this way, 27 authors were included in the night-time portfolio, which was then compiled by musicians, writers and philosophers. As only eight visitors could participate in this program a night, the programs were sold out months in advance.

In July 2011, when the Presidency of the European Union was transferred by Hungary to Poland, we asked which Polish author should be the new guide for the wandering in the Labyrinth. The choice fell upon Chopin. At the same time, he symbolised that, besides official and protocol events, we can speak about and hear from Europe in a simple and direct way.  The thread of the Labyrinth, the yarn of this cultural initiative, however, broke off with the closure of the Labyrinth of Buda Castle - three days before the introduction of Chopin.

Nevertheless, the value choices were somehow started again later, although with another question. The creative team of the Labyrinth of Buda Castle was happy to see that their initiative has not vanished without a trace, but they did not have the capacity to participate in a project of this magnitude. Still, the remains of the Pantheon exhibition was taken abroad and renewed under a more relaxed environment, and in the new project, Europe's most influential creators will have a chance to speak again.

The key word for the program is ethos, the ethos of Europe. 





Great Creatives of Europe in the Labyrinth of Buda Castle

1050 Nominees, 35 countries, 2500 years