Light – Movement – Illusion

Selections from the Suciu and Szöllősi-Nagy – Nemes Collections

Budapest Gallery

1036 Budapest, Lajos utca 158. (ground floor)

16 September – 1 November 2020


Vasarely Museum Budapest

1033 Budapest, Szentlélek tér 6.

26 September – 15 November 2020

Exhibiting artists:

Yaacov Agam | Cesar Andrade | Gaudin Bolivar | Helmut Bruch | Giancarlo Caporicci | Saverio Cecere | Ivan Contreras-Brunet | Carlos Cruz-Diez | Gerhard Doehler | Aleksander Drakulic | Hans Geipel | Michael Geipel | Nigel Hall | István Harasztÿ | Antal Kelle ArtFormer | Michael Kidner | Vyacheslav Koleichuk | Jens J. Meyer | Mitsuko Mori | Ferenc Pócsy | Hermann Josef Roth | Klaus Staudt | Jesús Rafael Soto | Haruhiko Sunagawa | Reinhard Roy | Inés Silva | Günther Uecker

Graphic design:

Gabi Halász

Online opening:

15 September 2020 6:30 pm

Via Facebook and YouTube

A joint exhibition of the Germany-based Collection Emilia Suciu and the Budapest-based Collection Szöllősi-Nagy – Nemes will open on the same day at two nearby venues: Budapest Gallery and Vasarely Museum in Budapest.

Both art collections have a broadly international profile and aspire to integrate Eastern and Western European artists into a global context. The two collections, each of which has Eastern European roots, were further shaped in Paris, incorporating influences from movements such as geometric abstraction, Op-art, kinetic art and the Paris-based MADI movement.

The joint show, which presents works from the two collections (each of which has three decades of history behind it), was prompted by the professional and amicable relationship between the collectors. The Transylvanian-born gallerist Emilia Suciu and Hungarian artist Judith Nemes, who was at one point a long-time denizen of Paris, have worked together for many years. During their collaboration, the collection of Emilia Suciu and the collection of Judith Nemes and her husband András Szöllősi-Nagy evolved in parallel, and although as collectors they share the same primary interests, this is the first time they are presenting their collections together in Budapest. The show will then travel to Ettlingen, Germany.