‘New Perspectives on Hungarian Abstract Art’ from the MNB Collection triumphs in Dubai

Selected works from MNB Arts and Culture opened Art Week Dubai, the first stop on the exhibition’s world tour.

DUBAI, UAE, March 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Art enthusiasts in Dubai were treated to the first-ever exhibition of Hungarian Abstract Art from the MNB Collection, on display at the CHI-KA gallery last week. The exhibition‘New Perspectives on Hungarian Abstract Art’presented a selection from MNB-Ingatlan Kft.’s art collection, bringing together some of the most prominent figures of the young abstract generation: Bea KUSOVSZKY, Márton NEMES, Gergő SZINYOVA and an exclusive installation of edible art by renowned food designer Angéla GÓG, brought an interactive and experiential element to the exhibition.

The exhibition’s aim was to open dialogue between the abstract voices of the Arab and Hungarian art scene, presenting a fresh overview of the experimentation and innovation of a new up-and-coming generation of Hungarian artists. „It’s incredibly important for Hungarian artists to have international exposure on this level. The talent in our country is truly amazing and they’re producing ground breaking art in new and inventive ways. Many are embracing new senses and experiences as part of their art and we wanted to share these new ideas and forms with the art world, and there was no better place to start than in Dubai – where innovation, breaking boundaries and pioneering is woven into the fabric of society here. Our mindsets are very similar and we wanted to demonstrate our commonalities and bridge our rich cultural diversities through the medium of art and culture,” says Kinga Hamvai, MNB Arts and Culture.

In Hungary, the notion of abstraction has always been connected to the idea of progressivity: artists have focused on merging the global and the local, the contemporary and the timeless. This has led to the emergence of unique propositions, enriching the existing interpretations of painting today, while the history of abstract art becomes fused with the utopian ideas of reinventing itself.

The exhibition’s follow-on world tour dates and cities will be announced in April.


About MNB-Ingatlan Kft.

MNB-Ingatlan Kft. is a real estate development operation and leasing company, which cultivates and curates art works through its Arts and Culture department, with a mission to develop and nurture and create global awareness of Hungarian artists and their works.

Photo: András Müller