Light – Movement – Illusion
Selections from the Suciu and the Szöllősi-Nagy–Nemes collections
A joint exhibition of the Germany-based Emilia Suciu collection and the Budapest-based Szöllősi-Nagy–Nemes collection will open on the same day at two nearby venues: the Budapest Gallery and the Vasarely Museum in Budapest.
Both art collections have a broad international profile and aspire to integrate Eastern and Western European artists into a global context. The two collections, each of which has Eastern European roots, were further shaped in Paris, incorporating influences from movements such as geometric abstraction, op-art, kinetic art and the Paris-based MADI movement.
The joint show, which presents works from the two collections (each with three decades of history behind it), was prompted by the professional and amicable relationship between the collectors. The Transylvanian-born gallerist Emilia Suciu and Hungarian artist Judith Nemes, who was a long-time denizen of Paris, have worked together for many years. During their collaboration, the collection of Emilia Suciu and the collection of Judith Nemes and her husband András Szöllősi-Nagy evolved in parallel, and although as collectors they share the same primary interests, this is the first time they are presenting their collections together in Budapest. The show will then travel to Ettlingen, Germany.