Hungarian Minister inaugurates contemporary Hungarian art exhibition in capital

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 17, 2013 18:40 hrs

Hungarian Minister of Human Resources Zoltan Balog and Secretary, Union Ministry of Culture Ravindra Singh on Thursday inaugurated an exhibition entitled "From Organic Forms to Light Art : Selection from the Contemporary Hungarian Art" in the national capital.

In his address, while defining the features of Hungarian art, Balog said that the exhibition, which has multiple sections, has two basic parts-one is organic art and the other is light art, based on the connection between science, techniques and art.

Balog also explained that there were three basic features of Hungarian art.

"One of the basic features of Hungarian art is a simultaneous openness to different basic tendencies," Balog said.

"The other basic feature of Hungarian art is having a catalyzing force from living traditions, from Bela Bartok, Karoly Kos to Imre Makovecz," he said.

"The third feature of this exhibition is the individual determination and multifaceted nature of Hungarian art which are all related," he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Ravindra Singh said the Indian-Hungary cultural ties have been explored with varied dimensions by both the countries on several occasions in the past.

He said he was delighted to note that the exhibition has been realized by the NGMA, reflecting the development of the Hungarian culural roots and their impact on world culture.

The exhibition, which showcases 40 contemporary artists from Hungary, encompasses a range of artworks exploring divergent themes of art and architecture.

Vice President of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, Attila Csaji, curated the exhibition defining significant contributions of the Hungarian artists, including organic art, figurative and non-figurative works, light art, graphics, sculptures and geometric art.

The exhibition is open for public viewing till 31st 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 the 28 October, 2013 at 5.00 p.m. The show will travel to the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai (November 15 to December 5) and National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru (December 17 to January 12).

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. (ANI)