Discussion with Sári Ember, Dóra Maurer, István Nádler, Márton Nemes, Gergő Szinyova; Gabor Rieder (moderator)
Introduction: Sandro Droschl, Áron Fenyvesi (curators)
With Abstract Hungary the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien (KM– Graz) is presenting twenty-four Hungarian artists of different generations whose artistic practice is devoted to current variations of abstract art. The exhibition represents a further development of the narrative blueprint for the much-discussed concept of abstraction. It will feature both established and new artists, some of whom are exhibiting their work for the first time in Austria. On two floors indoors and in a sculpture in public space, art by younger and middle generations enter into a dialogue with pioneers from the 1960s whose oeuvres have remained relevant to the present-day production of art.
The term “abstract” plays an overriding role in the show, in the sense that it represents an open-minded, productive attitude that transcends the ostensible practice of formalism. The term also encompasses an art historical, discursive dimension that sheds some critical light on the factor of time, while also regarding the participating artists as a connective element. In a period of ambivalent political, social, economic, and technological spheres, abstract art interprets things beyond the local. This approach plays with the concept of an independent international language, underscoring its strength as a binding element that surpasses language barriers.
Imre Bak, Sári Ember, János Fajó, Andreas Fogarasi, Péter Tamás Halász, György Jovánovics, Tamás Kaszás, Zsófia Keresztes, Ilona Keserü Ilona, Adrian Kiss, Ádám Kokesch, Tamás Komóroczky, László Lakner, Little Warsaw, Mira Dalma Makai, Dóra Maurer, István Nádler, Márton Nemes, Péter Puklus, Klára Rudas, Gergő Szinyova, Zsolt Tibor, Ádám Ulbert, Júlia Vécsei
Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien (KM– Graz)
Burgring 2, 8010 Graz, Austria
0043 316 740084, email@example.com, www.km-k.at
Supported by: Botschaft von Ungarn, Collegium Hungaricum Vienna
NOW Esterházy Foundation, Eisenstadt
Duration: 24.06. – 07.09.2017
Tue–Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Thur 10 a.m.–8 p.m.