Sean Scully: Passenger, Hungarian National Gallery
8 October - 15 January 2021
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
The show of the Museum of Fine Arts- Hungarian National Gallery surveys all of the major periods of Sean Scully's oeuvre from his early experiments in the 1960s, through the minimalism of the 1970s, and the compositions of the 1980s built from expressive bands and marked by plasticity, to his groups of works associated with window and wall motifs, all the way to his recent turn to figurativity, which came as a surprise to many. The sixty or so works on display will include monumental paintings and paper works as well as sculptural and photographic compositions.
The exhibition explores the way in which Scully reinterprets the traditions of abstraction and broadens its definition: viewed from the perspective of his art, visitors can look at the classical pieces in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts and the history of painting with fresh eyes.
The exhibition was curated by Dávid Fehér.