The exhibition Magyar Modern (Hungarian Modernists—the Transl.) at the Berlinische Galerie showcases the works of the most prominent artists of the Hungarian avant-garde movement between 1910 and 1933. This is the first time such a comprehensive overview has been presented.
From a cultural-historical point of view, this is an essential exhibition, as it expands the strongly Western-oriented selection with the gems of Central and Eastern European art. There has not been such a significant Hungarian exhibition in Germany since the regime change, and it is housed in one of the most notable German museums. The large-scale exhibition is sponsored by the Collegium Hungaricum, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, and the Hungarian National Gallery. The curator, alongside Dr. Ralf Burmeister, is Dr. András Zwickl, art historian and lecturer at MOME.
The cosmopolitan Berlin of the Weimar Republic was a formative chapter in the development of young Hungarian artists. Fleeing from their homeland, they sought a place and a milieu where they could gain international fame while enjoying their creative freedom. With their innovative and progressive solutions, they significantly enriched the evolution of the Berlin avant-garde. The 200 or so works on display in the museum—paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, films, magazines, and books—illustrate the close cultural ties between Hungarian artists and Berlin.
Magyar Modern exhibition
When? 3 November 2022—6 February 2023
Where? Berlinische Galerie, Alte Jakobstraße 124-128, 10969 Berlin