2023. September 30. Saturday
From early April, the Hungarian National Gallery presents an exhibition of the life and work of Lajos Gulácsy, one of the most peculiar figures of twentieth-century Hungarian art. The large-scale show of some two hundred works, including eighty-four paintings, reveals the diversity of Gulácsy's profound art through new perspectives.
While she has repeatedly said in various interviews that “making a gobelin is drudgery,” she is passionate about tapestry-weaving, which she does several hours every day, since this special technique “can only be mastered through daily practice”. “Passion that binds me to this »two-faced« - festive, anachronistic, simultaneously feminine and masculine - »queen of genres« sitting on her throne between the fine arts and applied arts, lulling you and lifting you up, while overworking you.”
Writing is the origin of András Petőcz’s art, which regards creativity, and the written form of conveying ideas, as the central issue. The creative process differs from the classical form of fine art, as does the deconstruction of ideas and the exploration of a given work of art. The current exhibition at Műcsarnok presents the unique way in which he has created a perfect fusion of contemporary literature and visual art in a single oeuvre.
Alexandre Hollan’s ties with the Museum of Fine Arts look back on a history of two decades. Since 2001 he has made several donations of his works to our museum. In 2017, the artist made another significant donation comprising more than 100 of his pieces. The dossier exhibition in the Hungarian National Gallery presents a smaller selection of Hollan’s works, which recently entered our collection.