Vasarely - Hommage á 1969
19 December 2019 - 1 March 2020
In the autumn of 1969, Victor Vasarely, the Hungarian-French artist came to Budapest in order to organize his first Hungarian abstract exhibition. This time, Vasarely was already a successful op-art artist, but in Hungary the progressive abstract art was barely tolerated; Vasarely was the first artist having the opportunity to prepare, to open and to hold his own exhibition in the Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle) in Budapest.
The exhibition opened on 18 October 1969, and closed on 9 November. During these twenty-three days, the number of visitors had reached a record high of 100,000.
Our temporary exhibition is focusing on the twenty-three days of that exhibition with newspaper articles, documentaries, photos, which will help visitors to evoke the atmosphere of the exhibition held fifty years ago.
The other main focus of our exhibition is Anna Hersko’s education documentary, which reveals the real character of the famous artist, showing him during the preparation for his own exhibition.