MNB Arts and Culture’s latest exhibition in Venice open until November

The 60th Venice Biennale opened in April 2024 and will run until the end of November. Hungary will be represented by a large-scale multi-sensory installation by Márton Nemes, many of his works are part of the contemporary art collection of the Central Bank of Hungary. His exhibition is on in parallel with the MNB Arts and Culture exhibition „Movement – Gesture – Sign. A selection from the MNB’s contemporary collection”. The exhibition will take place in the Palazzo Mora of the European Cultural Center (ECC), in the centre of Venice, near the Grand Canal, for the same duration as the Biennale, from 20 April to 20 November 2024. The exhibition is part of a group event „Personal Structures” co-organised by the ECC.

Movement – Gesture – Sign at Palazzo Mora in Venice

Our exhibition is linked to the Hungarian Pavilion by placing the works of Márton Nemes in an art historical context. While the project Techno Zen, organised by the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, is mainly about expanding the medium of painting and creating a Gesamtkunstwerk for the 21st century, the exhibition Movement – Gesture – Sign presents the painting influences of Nemes’ art and the similarly motivated approaches of some of his contemporaries.

Movement – Gesture – Sign at Palazzo Mora in Venice
Photo: Matteo Losurdo

The day after the opening of the Hungarian Pavilion at the 60th Venice Biennale, on 19 April 2024, the exhibition will be open to the public at a central opening ceremony organised by the European Cultural Center in Palazzo Mora. The opening ceremony was attended by a number of guests of honour, including Máté Vincze, Deputy State Secretary for Public Collections and Cultural Development, and representatives of the Collegium Hungaricum in Rome, Dr. Krisztina Lantos, Head of the Institute, and László Berényi, Cultural Attaché. Also present at the opening were Julia Fabényi, Director of the Ludwig Museum, and art historian Gábor Rieder, advisors to our collection, as well as Katalin Spengler, art collector and former advisor to our collection. The exhibition was also visited by Ludwig Museum staff, Hungarian and international art collectors, gallerists, art journalists and academics.