Within Frames. The Art of the Sixties in Hungary (1958–1968)

Within Frames is the first exhibition staged by the Hungarian National Gallery to present a comprehensive picture of Hungarian art between 1958 and 1968. A significant part of the 350 or so exhibits – paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, books, posters, and works of applied art – are not included in permanent exhibitions and many of them have been concealed from the public for the five or six decades since they entered public collections. The 1960s – or more precisely the years from 1958 to 1968 – were one of the most controversial periods in the history of Hungarian art. The show brings together the peri‑ od’s significant masters, such as Viola Berki, Tibor Csernus, Béla Gruber, László Gyémánt, Ignác Kokas, Béla Kondor, Dezső Korniss, István D. Kurucz, Ist‑ ván Mácsai, and József Somogyi. Many of the works have not been exhibited for five or six decades. Also included are pieces by foreign artists – Bernard Buf‑ fet, Renato Guttuso, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Willi Sitte – who inspired their Hungarian peers either in regard to their themes or styles. 

Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

Until 18 February 2018