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Budapest: Deskur, Janin, Jaros, Żmijewski
November 14, 2014 - December 31, 2014
LUDWIG 25. The Contemporary Collection
The new permanent exhibition of the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art
On view from 14 November 2014
Ludwig Museum is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding.
The kaleidoscopic history of the museum is also the chronicle of the last quarter of a decade, delineating the history of Hungary and Eastern Europe after 1989 from the particular perspective of contemporary art, initially full of hope and expectations, then gradually coming around and consolidating, and recently undergoing turbulent changes again.
This time, our selection for the new exhibition of the collection mainly comprises artworks created or acquired after 1989. On the foundations of the donation by Peter and Irene Ludwig, we have built a valuable and well-structured international collection of more than five hundred pieces, bearing the unique characteristics of the post-socialist region. The present selection explores such notions and phenomena as the change of regime and democratic transition, history, utopias, the street, the body and the space – all this through about 80 remarkable and thought-provoking works of art.
A collateral exhibit accompanying the exhibition digests the history of the founding of the museum, via works of art, contemporaneous documents and photographs.
Krisztina Szipőcs, Head of Collections and Exhibitions, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art
The new collection display features works by the following artists:
BAK Imre, BENCZÚR Emese, BERHIDI Mária, BIK VAN DER POL, BIRKÁS Ákos, BLUE NOSES, CHILF Mária, CSÁKÁNY István, CSÖRGŐ Attila, Marta DESKUR, EIKE, EL-HASSAN Róza, EPERJESI Ágnes, FORGÁCS Péter, GERHES Gábor, Sighard GILLE, Teodor GRAUR, GYENIS Tibor, HAJAS Tibor, HAJDÚ Kinga, HALÁSZ Károly, HECKER Péter, IMRE Mariann, IRWIN, Zuzanna JANIN, Piotr JAROS, JOVÁNOVICS György, KOMORÓCZKY Tamás, LAKNER László, LOVAS Ilona, Ana LUPAŞ, David MALJKOVIĆ, MAURER Dóra, MEGYIK János, Antoni MUNTADAS, Ciprian MUREŞAN, NEMES Csaba, Roman ONDÁK, PAUER Gyula, Dan PERJOVSCHI, PERNECZKY Géza, PINCZEHELYI Sándor, Sigmar POLKE, Dmitrij PRIGOV, SOCIÉTÉ RÉALISTE, ST.AUBY Tamás, Mladen STILINOVIĆ, SUGÁR János, SZABÓ Ágnes, SZABÓ Dezső, SZACSVA Y Pál, TEHNICA SCHWEIZ, Jaan TOOMIK, TÓT Endre, Josip VANIŠTA, Mona VĂTĂMANU– Florin TUDOR, VESZELY Beáta, WALICZKY Tamás, Artur ŻMIJEWSKI
Jirí DAVID, NÁDLER István, TÓT Endre és Nedko SOLAKOV