LEGER, DUBUFFET, WARHOL AND OTHERS – A journey through 20th-century art


Date: 05/December/2006 - 05/January/2007

The exhibition presents an extensive selection from the holdings of the Museum of Modern Art, Saint Etienne, which is the second largest corpus of modern and contemporary art in France.

The selection concentrates on three periods: the classic, “revolutionary” period of the avant-garde (Fernand Leger, Picabia, Kurt Schwitters, etc.); such post-war trends as Art Informel, the new realisms and Pop Art (Pierre Soulages, Andy Warhol, Roy Liechtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, etc.); and finally, those post-modern endeavours of the past two decades that apply new critical perspectives to classic modernism (Gilbert&George, Bertrand Lavier, John Armleder, Jean-Luc Vilmouth, etc.). The exhibition highlights characteristic and convincing, complex and attractive creative positions, which encourage a reconsideration of the major cultural trends of the past 150 years.

On its “Europe Tour” the selection have been presented in Parma and Bratislava, and after the exhibition in Budapest it goes on to other European cities. This kind of exhibition is the way to give meaning to a shared interest in the modern and contemporary expressions, helping the individuals to imagine the world otherwise, to find links and connections beyond the limits of the territories, between ways of thinking our past, present and future together.

Visitors' information: 

1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 112.