Contemporaries: Collectors and Artists – Hungarian and International Art 
from Private Collections in Hungary, 2010–2014


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Opening text:

Ernő Marosi


Gábor Andrási


Gábor Andrási | Tamás Török | Ágnes Konkoly | Zsuzsanna Szegedy-Maszák



© artists & private collections


Zsuzsanna Szegedy-Maszák

Copy editing:

Alexandra Schmal

Graphic Design:

Ferenc Eln


Dr. Péter Farbaky

director-general | Budapest History Museum

Our exhibition first and foremost calls attention to the indispensable economic roles and the valuable social roles played by collectors of contemporary art in Hungary.
The considerations on which the selection was based therefore deviate from customary curatorial exhibitions. The works here have been chosen not to confirm some previously formulated theoretical issue. Rather – based on works strictly from the period between 2010 and 2014 – the exhibition seeks to produce a snapshot of the acquisitions of contemporary works by collectors in Hungary. For the visitor, this snapshot will provide the outlines of various definitions of contemporary art that are inherent in each collection, while also illustrating the diversity of their orientations: whether it be an interest in Hungarian or international art or a preference for certain genres and mediums, not to mention the value judgements applied to the works of individual artists.

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