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Exhibition on Development of the Hungarian Cultural Roots Inaugurated at NGMA

Oct 18, 2013 09:22 IST

The Secretary, Union Ministry of Culture Ravindra Singh and Minister of Human Resources, Government of Hungary Zoltán Balog on 17 October 2013 inaugurated an exhibition entitled From Organic Forms to Light Art: Selection from the Contemporary Hungarian Art at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi.

About the Exhibition

• The exhibition was realised by the National Gallery of Modern Art and reflected the development of the Hungarian cultural roots and their impact on the world culture.
• The exhibition consists of several sections, but there are two main parts of it: one is the organic art and the other is light art, based on the connection between science, techniques and art.
• One of the basic features of Hungarian art is a simultaneous openness to different basic tendencies.
• The other basic feature of Hungarian art is having a catalysing force from living traditions, from Béla Bartók, Károly Kós to Imre Makovecz.
• The third feature of this exhibition is the individual determination and multifaceted nature of Hungarian art which are all related.
• The exhibition showcases 40 Contemporary artists from Hungary with their range of artworks exploring divergent themes of art and architecture.
• Attila Csáji, Vice President, Hungarian Academy of Arts has curated this exhibition defining significant contributions of these artists from Hungary including organic art, figurative and non-figurative works, light art, graphics, sculptures and geometric art.
• The exhibition reflects development of the Hungarian cultural roots and their impact on the world culture with some of the outstanding works in different fields of arts in the past 30-40 years.
• The exhibition is open for public viewing till 31 October 2013.

The exhibition is accompanied by the release of a comprehensive catalogue and a concert by Kobzos Ensemble. The concert will be performed at the NGMA on 28 October 2013. The show will travel to the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai (15 November –5 December) and National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru (17 December –12 January).

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