The Hero, the Heroine and the Author

: July 5th, 2012, 20.00
July 6th – October 23rd, 2012

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Glass Hall

Palace of Arts, Komor Marcell u. 1, Budapest


Baranyay Andras, Beke Laszlo, Beöthy Balázs, Németh Hajnal, Joseph Benys, Bukta Imre, Laurdes Castro, Chuck Close, Csákány István, László Csáki, Pálfi Szabolcs, Marta Deskur, Drozelik Orshi, El Hassan Róza, Erdélyi Gábor, Fátyol Viola, Nat Finkelstein, Gérard Gasiorowski, Gémes Péter, Gerber Pál, Teodor Graur, Ion Grigorescu, Gulyás Gyula, Gynis Tibor, Hajas Tibor, Alfred Hrdlicka, Piotr Jaros, Károlyi Zsigmond, Kele Judit, Kis Varsó, Komoróczky Tanas, Koncz András, Ladik Katalin, Maurer Dóra, Molnár Péter, Ciprian Muresan, Németh Ilona, Nagy Kriszta, Tatjana Nazarenko, Marta Pan, Pablo Picasso, Dmitrij Prigov, Arnulj Rainer, Allan Sekula, St. Auby Tamás, Mladen Stilinovic, Szalai Tibor, Tibor Zsolt, Tot Endre, Rosemarie Trockel, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Wolf Vostell, Andy Warhol.

Curated by Katalin Timár

Research assistants: Flóra Barkóczi, Krisztina Üveges
Greeting by Krisztina Szipőcs, Head of the Collection Department
Opening remarks by István Kemény, novelist.
The new display of the Ludwig Museum`s collection derives from the dual role of the Artist, i.e. the phenomena that artists are often both the creators and the main characters of their own works. As different roles result in different aspects, the Artist can either be a creator with magical powers, a suffering human being, a socially accepted man or woman or a designer who approaches the society with a critical or a rather ironical eye. They present their topic from a subjective viewpoint, a distant perspective, or they even offer a complete social vision. Along these artistic positions and strategies the exhibition showcases a selection of both the emblematic and the lesser-known art pieces of the Ludwig Museum`s collection.
The exhibition is on view from July 6th until October 23rd, 2012

Photo: Ion GRIGORESCU: Ironing Self-Portrait in the Kitchen, 1976 © József ROSTA / Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Archives