SQUARING SPACE FOR 65 YEARS:
The solo exhibition of Kunibert Fritz titled Unity in Duality is the new temporary exhibition of the The Vasarely Museum that can be visited from 17 September in Budapest. Kunibert Fritz is a prominent representative of the neoconstructivist school in Kassel. He studied at the Kunsthochschule in Kassel which at that time, in the post-war period, followed the concepts of the Bauhaus. Many professors were involved in the founding of documenta, while the students worked as assistants, and a lively, even extracurricular discourse arose around purely abstract topics of form and colour. Fritz belongs to the first generation of concrete artists from Kassel, the Kasseler Konkreten, just like Hartmut Böhm, Werner Krieglstein, Klaus Müller-Domnick, and Friedhelm Tschentscher, who defined themselves against the trends of realism, surrealism, and action painting.
Works by Ferenc Martyn, Károly Kismányoky,
Katalin Nádor and Kálmán Szijártó
Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, the Vasarely Museum Budapest, after the highly successful temporary exhibition of new works at the beginning of the year, is now organising a new chamber exhibition from the works of artists connected to Vasarely’s hometown, Pécs, and partly to the Pécs Műhely group. The exhibition titled IMAGE MOVEMENTS is on view till the end of summer with works by Ferenc Martyn, Károly Kismányoky, Kálmán Szijártó and Katalin Nádor.
CELEBRATION OF VASARELY’S ART – 35 years in Budapest
Victor Vasarely’s name sounds familiar all over the world. Without exaggeration, one may claim that he is one of the most famous artists of Hungarian origin. His extremely rich and multi-faceted work in many cases predates his time and gives an important orientation to today’s art. The Vasarely Museum, Budapest opened 35 years ago in Óbuda on 8 May 1987, thanks to a donation by Vasarely, whose career skyrocketed to prominence in the 1960s and 70s. Along with the anniversary of the opening of the Vasarely Museum in Budapest, we can also commemorate the death of the artist, who passed away 25 years ago in Paris on 15 March 1997. All these anniversaries coincide this year with a new temporary exhibition organized from recently donated artworks as well as a reorganised permanent exhibition. On the occasion of the above anniversaries, the museum is preparing a number of jubilee programmes in the first half of 2022. On Sunday, 8 May, the 35th anniversary of the opening of the museum, we will be awaiting visitors with an open house and special programmes.
SECOND LIVES OF THEIR PRIMES.
15 January 2022 – 31 May 2022
The Vasarely Museum in Óbuda, which can be visited again from mid-January, opens with the freshly re-invented and rearranged works of the permanent exhibition and with a new temporary exhibition entitled The Second Lives of their Primes. New acquisitions. The new temporary exhibition relates to the unique but very welcome event in the history of the museum. For the first time recently, the collection of the institution that preserved the gift of Victor Vasarely in 1982 was considerably enhanced by major donations. More than 100 works were offered independently by one of the artist’s collectors, a former collaborator and a close friend to the museum, which is located at Zichy Castle in Óbuda since 1987. The current exhibition focuses on two groups of valuable objects, the donation of Robert Zussau and that of Bruno Fabre both from France. In addition to the works of Victor Vasarely, the works offered include works of his son Jean-Pierre Vasarely (also known as Yvaral).