Exhibition shows abstract art from Hungary at NAMOC
Published: Oct 18, 2023 12:09 AM
Photo: Courtesy of NAMOC

Photo: Courtesy of NAMOC


A total of 49 abstract paintings created from the 1970s to the present by six Hungarian artists are on display at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) for an exhibition called The Journey, Abstract Art of Hungary. 

As part of NAMOC's International Exhibition Exchange Series, the exhibition showcases paintings and prints full of Hungarian visual art characteristics. 

One of the exhibition's main goals is to provide a regional and global platform for the artists of the collection. "However, our aim is not simply to provide visibility, but to contribute to the ever-expanding international dialogue on art and culture. The silkscreen printing technique originally started in China. Thus, our present exhibition, which focuses on the members of the Pesti Workshop, who were engaged in silkscreen printing between 1971 and 1988 and formed a defining artistic community of the era, is in this sense site-specific," Kinga Hamvai, head of MNB Arts and Culture, wrote in an introduction to the exhibition. 

Since the screen prints were easy to transport, "they were regularly submitted to international graphics biennials, which raised (public) awareness of Hungarian art. Today, several decades later, we are proud that alongside the screen prints we can show several large-scale canvases and present them to Chinese and global audiences."

Wu Weishan, director of NAMOC, said at the opening on Tuesday that holding this exhibition has deep significance.

The exhibition is set to run until October 24.