Opening: Magyar Modern

Thu 3.11.22, 7 pm

Mann steht neben einem Tisch, im Hintergrund großes Fenster mit Blick auf Häuser

Lajos Tihanyi, Großes Interieur mit Selbstbildnis – Mann am Fenster, Detail, 1922

© Museum der Bildenden Künste, Budapest, 2021

This exhibition breaks new ground by devoting extensive attention to the Hungarian contribution to modern art in the German capital. Berlin plays a special role in the history of Hungarian art and culture. Even before the First World War, Hungarian artists used the growing metropolis as an exhibition stage to reach an international audience. When reactionary forces put an end to Hungary’s political transformation in 1919, progressive artists in exile found refuge in the cosmopolitan Berlin of the Weimar Republic. They found the space for creative freedom on the banks of the Spree, where they established a significant visibility in various avantgarde contexts. Berlin was a formative influence for many Hungarian artists who, in turn, were a defining force in the art market. Restoring memories of this reciprocal cultural inspiration is the principal aim of this exhibition. It brings together paintings, prints, photographs and architectural drawings, deeply enriching our perception of artistic achievements from East Central Europe.

Dr.Thomas Köhler, Director Berlinische Galerie
Dr.László Baán,  General Director Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest – Hungarian National Gallery
Dr.Ralf Burmeister, Head of Artists’ Archives, curator of the exhibition

Admission starts at 6pm

Followed by music Catering by Café Dix

Simultaneous interpreting is provided in German Sign Language.


Berlinische Galerie
Alte Jakobstraße 124–128
10969 Berlin

Admission free
Admission starts at 6 pm