Hungarian Art in London: ‘Disciples of Dóra Maurer’

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Hungary and the UK, the Hungarian Cultural Centre London started a series of events. First in line is the art exhibition ‘Disciples of Dóra Maurer’ which will be publicly available at the David Kovats Pop-up Gallery near Covent Garden in London between 12th August and 19th September 2021.

Find more of their events at https://culture.hu/uk/london/events

Painting ‘Random Flow No 9’ by András Wolsky displayed at the Hungarian Embassy in July 2021. ©Julia-Carolin Zeng

Painting ‘Random Flow No 9’ by András Wolsky displayed at the Hungarian Embassy in July 2021. ©Julia-Carolin Zeng

Who is Dóra Maurer?

Dóra Maurer is an iconic Hungarian artist who has influenced the whole art scene of the country over the past 50 years. Her talent was already recognized when she was a child and she has worked with almost every medium such as film, sculpture, photography, painting or performance.

The visual art by Maurer and by her disciples is the perfect art form to display internationally. As opposed to theatre and literature, visual arts are created in a language that everybody speaks.

Dóra Maurer was born in Budapest in 1937 and studied at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. She became a professor and influenced generations of artists from the 1970s until today.

More about Dóra Maurer here https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/dora-maurer-1597

 

‘What makes a great artist an inspiring teacher? The exhibition attempts to answer this question by showing how an outstanding Hungarian visual artist is not only able to lift generations of artists with her knowledge and vision of the world but can also create a connection between Hungarian and international art. This display carries on the legacy of the master’s show at Tate Modern and I hope it will open the doors for many remarkable Hungarian contemporary artists to introduce themselves for art lovers and experts in London.‘, emphasizes Máté Vincze, director of the Hungarian Cultural Centre.

Paintings ‘Mother-daughter’ by Mária Chilf and ‘Hybrid Hierarchy VI’ by Tamás Jovánovics displayed at the Hungarian Embassy in July 2021. ©Julia-Carolin Zeng

Paintings ‘Mother-daughter’ by Mária Chilf and ‘Hybrid Hierarchy VI’ by Tamás Jovánovics displayed at the Hungarian Embassy in July 2021. ©Julia-Carolin Zeng

Stencil ‘Series 1,2,3’ by Márton Cserny on an easel displayed at the Hungarian Embassy in July 2021. ©Julia-Carolin Zeng

Stencil ‘Series 1,2,3’ by Márton Cserny on an easel displayed at the Hungarian Embassy in July 2021. ©Julia-Carolin Zeng

Who are the disciples?

The art by Dóra Maurer has been recognized internationally and was displayed at the Tate Modern amongst other art galleries. This London exhibition now is to showcase the work of her disciples. The participating artists include Mária Chilf, Márton Cserny, Attila Csörgő, Tamás Jovánovics, Barbara Nagy, Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák, András Wolsky and András Zalavári.

Virtual Tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Daq-4bZI430

Exhibition dates and location:

12 August – 19 September

David Kovats Gallery pop-up space: 28-32 Shelton St, London WC2H 9JE

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