Halle für
Kunst & Medien

Burgring 2
8010 Graz, Austria
De / En
De / En

273 pages
Illustrations in color

Edited by Sandro Droschl, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, 2019

With texts by Dávid Fehér, Áron Fenyvesi, Michael Wimmer, Mónika Zsikla

Graphic design by Nik Thoenen und Maia Gusberti

Exhibition views by Pascal Petignat

Sternberg Press, Berlin
ISBN 978-3-95679-512-1

Price: 25 Euro


Abstract Hungary

A penchant for abstraction when it comes to complex social conditions, a drive to effect change, and a resilience of analysis and representation are all characteristic of Hungary’s art scene since the 1960s, and especially of its “abstract artists.”

The abstracted visual language of Hungarian artists is currently being thematized by the Künstlerhaus in the exhibition “Ábstract Hungary” by Ákos Ezer, a painter who thematically processes the present-day reality in his home country. This theme is, in fact, a revival, for already in the exhibition year 2017 the venue presented the group exhibition “Abstract Hungary.” With a sweeping selection of twenty-four Hungarian artists, including Imre Bak, Tamás Kaszás, Dóra Maurer, and Zsolt Tibor, the show was devoted to methods of abstraction of varying dialogical nature. The exhibition represented a more broad narrative blueprint of the much discussed term “abstraction” and showed both established and aspiring artistic positions, some of which were exhibited there in Austria for the first time.

Now an exhibition catalogue is being published which expands these two eponymous projects, seeking to consolidate the abstracted view of Hungary.

Halle für Kunst & Medien

Burgring 2
8010 Graz, Austria