Bosch + Bosch Group and the Neo-Avantgarde movement in Vojvodina

Date: 26 November 2020 - 9 January 2021
Venue:  Hungarian Cultural Institute, Brussels
Treurenberg 10, 1000 Brussels

The Hungarian Cultural Institute in Brussels presents to its public the artistic aspirations of the Hungarian neo-avant-garde of the sixties and seventies through the works of the Vojvodina based Bosch + Bosch group. The exhibition, which opens online on November 19, will be followed by discussions, performances, a series of lectures and screenings related to the topic.

The Bosch + Bosch Group in Subotica (1969-1976) was one of the art collectives that emerged among young people across Europe in the 1960s, mainly in the world of music, but also in other fields, such as the wide range of visual arts. The Group called for a reassessment, envisioned a new social role of art, and was established outside the larger cultural and artistic centres, on the outskirts of the country, where the influence of Hungarian activism between the two world wars could be demonstrated (Lajos Kassák, Sándor Barta). Most of the members of the Group were of Hungarian origin (Attila Csernik, Katalin Ladik, László Kerekes, László Szalma, Bálint Szombathy).

The selected works provide an exciting insight into the neo-avant-garde aspirations of the 1960s.

Following the welcoming words of Zsófia Villegas-Vitézy at the 7 pm virtual opening on November 19, Ambassador Tamás Iván Kovács will give a speech, followed by a presentation by Júlia Fabényi, director of the Ludwig Museum via Zoom. The opening of the exhibition will be complemented by a performance by Bálint Szombathy.

The exhibition is realised in collaboration with the Ludwig Museum in Budapest.