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Neo-avant-garde exhibition

5 - 14 October 2018
The Vinyl Factory
18 Marshall St, Soho, London W1F 7BE



Bookmarks – Revisiting Hungarian art of the 1960s and 1970s
A selection of rarely-seen works by artists of the Hungarian neo-avant-garde will open in London at The Vinyl Factory, Soho.

Dóra Maurer: Hidden Structures II/3, 1979, paper, graphite, 50x64cm, courtesy: the artist and Vintage Gallery

Bookmarks – Revisiting Hungarian art of the 1960s and 1970s, curated by Hungarian-born, New York-based András Szántó, will include a representative sampling of approximately 70 emblematic works by 35 artists working in a diverse range of media, from abstract geometric endeavours of the late 1960s to the conceptual and experimental tendencies of the 1970s. An accompanying publication will feature interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist with key figures of the generation, along with essays by Szántó and the London-based art historians Maja and Reuben Fowkes. The book is edited by art historian Katalin Székely and published by Koenig Books, London. A talk featuring Hans Ulrich Obrist, Kasia Redzisz and András Szántó will be held at 4pm on 5 October at the launch of the exhibition's accompanying publication at The Vinyl Factory, Soho.

Artists of the generation that emerged in the 1960s, who are frequently referred to in art historical literature as the neo-avant-garde, were unable to gain adequate international visibility on account of the Iron Curtain. Only recently has a more comprehensive picture begun to emerge of the multifarious character and exceptional qualities of the period's Hungarian art, as part of a broader process of mounting interest in artists of the East Central European region.The exhibition will feature works by Gábor Altorjay, Gábor Attalai, Imre Bak, László Beke, Agnes Denes, Miklós Erdély, Árpád Fenyvesi Tóth, Ferenc Ficzek, György Galántai, Tibor Gáyor, Tibor Hajas, Tamás Hencze, Károly Hopp-Halász, György Jovánovics, Ilona Keserü, Károly Kismányoky, Klára Kuchta, Katalin Ladik, László Lakner, Ferenc Lantos, György Lőrinczy, János Major, Dóra Maurer, Vera Molnar, István Nádler, Katalin Nádor, Gyula Pauer, Géza Perneczky, Sándor Pinczehelyi, Gizella Rákóczy, Tamás Szentjóby, Bálint Szombathy, Kálmán Szijártó, Endre Tót, Péter Türk. 



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