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HUNGARY VS. THE WORLD - Exhibition

2020-01-09 19:00       -       2020-03-28 22:00

HUNGARY VS. THE WORLD

until 28 March 2020

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QG GALLERY is pleased to announce its new group exhibition opening January 9, 2020:

HUNGARY VS. THE WORLD, in the presence of the artist Imre Bak. The 20th century has

shaped Art History. However, when compared to other nations, Hungary had a vastly different

fate.

Same period, similar art practice, this exhibition is divided in two parts. On one side,

internationally renowned artists such as Peter HALLEY, Frank STELLA, Daniel BUREN, Robert

MANGOLD, Antonio CALDERARA and Imi KNOEBEL; on the other, a rediscovery of major

Hungarian artists: Imre BAK, Lazlo MOHOLY-NAGY, Ferenc LANTOS, the PÈCS WORKSHOP

and Victor VASARELY.

The Hungarian postwar was marked by the exile of over 200,000 people including many

politicians, intellectuals and artists such as Victor VASARELY, father of the Op Art movement,

and Lazlo MOHOLY-NAGY who left Hungary to become one of the most important figures of

the Bauhaus. Exploring technologies, light and color transparency, he is known for his abstract

paintings but also for his major influence on art education as well as the development of the

School of Design (Chicago).

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After World War II, the political and artistic censorship, mostly centralized in Budapest, divided

art into 3 categories: the supported, the tolerated and the banned art. The city of Pècs became

the informal secondary cultural center where the PÈCS WORKSHOP was established by the

artist and teacher Ferenc LANTOS. This group of five artists – Ferenc Ficzek (1947-87), Kàroly

Hopp-Halàsz (1946-2016), Kàroly Kismànyoky (1943), Sàndor Pinczehelyi (1946) and Kàlmàn

Szìjàrtò (1946) – produced colorful geometric abstractions on enamel panels, Land Art and

Conceptual performances documented through photography and videos.

At the same period, Imre BAK’s sharply colored geometric abstract work explores semantics

and folkloric symbols. Inspired by lyrical abstraction and Constructivism at first, his work

gradually took a pure geometric turn that echoed international trends of the Western art world.

HUNGARY VS. THE WORLD could be defined as a mirror exhibition aiming to give these

marginalized Hungarian artists the broad recognition they now deserve. The show will run

through March 28, 2020 with an opening reception on January 9, from 5 pm. Gallery hours are

Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm and by appointment.

More info: https://qg-gallery.com/

Location : QG Callery, 62, Rue de La Concorde 1050 Bruxelles
QG GALLERY is pleased to announce its new group exhibition opening January 9, 2020: HUNGARY VS. THE WORLD, in the presence of the artist Imre Bak. The 20th century has shaped Art History. However, when compared to other nations, Hungary ha

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