TechnoCool: New Trends in Hungarian Art in the Nineties, Hungarian National Gallery Budapest

  • 21 Nov 2023 5:15 AM
TechnoCool: New Trends in Hungarian Art in the Nineties, Hungarian National Gallery Budapest
Now on until 11 February 2024. The exhibition titled TechnoCool, opening in the Hungarian National Gallery at the end of October, explores the way of thinking of the generation of artists, who started their career in the 1990s and who felt liberated by the economic-cultural openness after the change in the political system.

The revolutionising spirit of electronic music, DJ culture, and the new visuality of parties served as key inspiration, manifesting in the visual language of the works and the issues addressed by them.

The displayed works by more than fifty artists showcase the development of different media – paintings, readymades, photographs, prints, videos, and, to a lesser extent, computer-based art – in the nineties.

The Hungarian artists featured at the exhibition saw art as a new opportunity for self-expression during the nineties. Besides the traditional media of art, the possibilities provided by new visual tools, image editing programmes, and computers served as new forms of self-definition for an entire generation.

The sections of the thematical exhibition showcase subjects that feel fresh and relavant from today’s perspective.

The international context is created by showing works of foreign artists who exerted major influence in Hungary in the period: Muntean/Rosenbloom, Pippilotti Rist, Cindy Sherman, Andreas Gursky, and Matthew Barney, who was filming in Budapest at the time.

The artworks evoking an exciting visual world, which has retained its novel feel to this day, can be seen in a spectacular interior together with several music, video, and educational installations.

Hungarian National Gallery Budapest

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