Ilona Keserü features in ‘Folded – Unfolded’
The first major exhibition of Hungarian abstract art in Korea, ‘Folded – Unfolded’ presents abstract painting by Hungarian artists from the 1960s and the 1970s. Taking place alongside Frieze Seoul 2022 and Kiaf (Korean International Art Fair) Seoul 2022, the group exhibition draws upon the recently established collection of the Central Bank of Hungary and represents a broad range of techniques and materials.
“Folded – Unfolded brings to light the incredible work of both widely known and newly discovered Hungarian artists, and illustrates the broader historical, political contexts within which these artworks were made,” says Zsolt Petrányi, co-curator of the exhibition and head of the Contemporary Collection at the Hungarian National Gallery. “The exhibition is grounded in an artistic tradition that is at once quite different from that of Korea, yet viewers can find resonances with the local abstract movement.”
“The exhibition title, Folded – Unfolded, gestures toward a process of discovering the unknown,” says co-curator Sungah Serena Choo. “We invite people to uncover the storied history of abstract art in Hungary and also think more deeply about the role and possibilities of abstraction during these decades.”
Featured artists include: János Fajó, Ferenc Ficzek, Tibor Gáyor, István Gellér B., Simon Hantaï, Tamás Hencze, Ilona Keserü, Tamás Konok, Dezső Korniss, Ferenc Lantos, Kamill Major, Dóra Maurer, Vera Molnár, Judit Reigl and Margit Szilvitzky.