Palaexpo Rome: EVASION TECHNIQUES

October 4, 2019 > January 6, 2020

Subversive strategy and cocking a snook at authority
in the Hungarian Avant-garde in the 1960s and ’70s

curated by Giuseppe Garrera, József Készman, Viktória Popovics and Sebastiano Triulzi

Exhibition promoted by
Roma Capitale – Assessorato alla Crescita culturale
Azienda Speciale Palaexpo
National Cultural Fund of Hungary
 
organized by
Azienda Speciale Palaexpo
Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary art of Budapest
Accademia d’Ungheria in Roma
 

image Sándor Pinczehelyi, Sickle and Hammer 3, 1973. Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

Drawings, sculptures, photographs, postcards, type-written sheets, posters, books: the exhibition will be showcasing works and documents collected and salvaged by the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, illustrating the activities of a group of dissident Hungarian artists in the 1960s and ’70s.

Bálint Szombathy, Lenin In Budapest, 1972-2010 | Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

Bálint Szombathy, Lenin In Budapest, 1972-2010 | Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

Through the work of Endre Tót, Judit Kele, Sándor Pinczehelyi, Bálint Szombathy, András Baranyay, Tibor Csiky, Katalin Ladik, László Lakner and others, the exhibition tells the story of the “evasion techniques” devised by these artists to dodge surveillance, lull the censors, elude the authorities, cock a snook at them and leave them dumbfounded.
 

5-Katalin-LADIK_POEMIM,-1978,-Ludwig-Museum—Museum-of-Contemporary-Art | Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, BudapestThis is a marvellous and moving a piece of art history, as stories of underground activities and subterfuge, flight and evasion always are.
The show opens with a series of events designed to enhance and explore the legacy of important contemporary archives.

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