The German couple, Irene and Peter Ludwig, who were the founders of the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, had a collection of more than 12 thousand works of art, range from antiquities to contemporary art. The pieces they have donated or lent are on display at 30 museums worldwide, including institutions in Budapest, Cologne, Vienna and Beijing.
The Ludwig Foundation donates 70 art works to the state of Hungary to establish the collection of the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art in Hungary. For the present, the collection is managed by the National Gallery.
On the first floor of Building A of the Hungarian National Gallery, the Ludwig Foundation puts 91 works on long-term deposit. The opening of its first autonomous exhibition marks the debut of the Ludwig Museum Budapest, the first institution in Hungary concerned with international contemporary art.
Techniques of Evasion – Subversive strategies in the Hungarian Neo-Avant-Garde of the 1960s and ’70s
Venue: Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome Through conceptual photography, collages, sculptures, urban interventions, performances, mail art works, visual poetry and artist’s books, the exhibition demonstrates an alternative sphere of critical thinking and creative ways of living under totalitarian rule.
The movement Pattern and Decoration was developed in the USA in the 1970s by a number of artists, such as Joyce Kozloff, Valerie Jaudon, Robert Kushner and Miriam Schapiro. Followers of the movement radically distinguished themselves from the predominant Minimal Art and Concept Art at that time. They questioned not only traditional notions of art, but also addressed broader political and social issues, such as activities of the feminist movement, or the situation of Native American communities. Their subject matters were articulated through an aesthetic of captivating ease and seductive beauty: with works that celebrate sensuality, fantasy and colour, as well as an immediate lust for life.
The Bosch+Bosch group was founded on August 27th, 1969, exactly 50 years ago by a band of young artists in Subotica. The collective was the second such circle in the former Yugoslavia.