Parallel Avant-garde – Pécs Workshop 1968–1980

April 14, 2017 - June 25, 2017.
Halász Károly, Kismányoky Károly, Szijártó Kálmán: Landscape experiment, 15 November 1970, (light-blue paper roll span in between trees) land art action
The exhibition presents the artistic activities and draws attention to the significance of a Neo-Avant-garde artist group that used to exist on the periphery of Hungarian art scene. The following artists were members of the artist group: FICZEK Ferenc (1947-1987), HALÁSZ Károly (1946-2016), KISMÁNYOKY Károly (1943), PINCZEHELYI Sándor (1946), SZIJÁRTÓ Kálmán (1946). Until today, only a few publications are available on the history of this artist group. Members of Pécsi Műhely were labouring on renewing local Constructivist and Avant-garde traditions, as well as developing a new visual language and establishing a new visual culture. It was the Bauhaus artistic heritage they relied on as an example in their joint works. Apart from showing the most outstanding works created by members of Pécsi Műhely, the selection also gives particular attention to the display of archival documents, exhibition catalogues, correspondences, collected reflexions; and to presenting cooperation between group members.

This exhibition is organised jointly with Budapest Spring Festival.

Sponsor: EMMI, NKA