This catalogue presents a comprehensive panorama of a two-decade period of Hungarian art that was hidden both from the international audience and from the art market in its own time. The most important artists of a generation who started their careers in the 1960s will be introduced.
The book presents the historical context these artists worked in, including the politico-cultural conditions, the local artistic traditions, and the international inspirations and correspondences.
The background unfolded in the essays come alive thanks to the interviews made by Hans Ulrich Obrist with 7 major artist figures – Imre Bak, György Jovánovics, Ilona Keserü, Katalin Ladik, Dóra Maurer, Vera Molnár and István Nádler – of the period.
Full list of artists: Gábor Altorjay, Gábor Attalai, Imre Bak, László Beke, Agnes Denes, Miklós Erdély, Árpád Fenyvesi Tóth, Ferenc Ficzek, György Galántai, Tibor Gáyor, Tibor Hajas, Tamás Hencze, Károly Hopp-Halász, György Jovánovics, Ilona Keserü, Károly Kismányoky, Klára Kuchta, Katalin Ladik, László Lakner, Ferenc Lantos, György Lőrinczy, János Major, Dóra Maurer, Vera Molnar, István Nádler, Katalin Nádor, Gyula Pauer, Géza Perneczky, Sándor Pinczehelyi, Gizella Rákóczy, Tamás Szentjóby, Bálint Szombathy, Kálmán Szijártó, Endre Tót and Péter Türk.