Péter Szilágyi, state secretary at the Prime Minister’s office, opened a travelling exhibition of the works of artists living in the Hungarian diaspora, in Madrid on Wednesday.
Referring to the Hungarian motifs in the exhibits, Szilágyi said in his opening address that they reflected “the pride of the artists in their national heritage”. The exhibition shows that “a shared culture, history, traditions and art connect us all no matter which part of the world we may live in”, the state secretary said. “I believe that the message of today’s exhibition is that we are not lost in the world and that the unity of our nation is stronger today than ever before,” he stressed.
The over 40 paintings, drawings, sculptures and photos on display have been selected from among 300 entries from Canada, the US, Brazil, Chile, Australia, and other countries. The collection was shown before in Germany, Serbia, Romania, and in Hungary.
The majority of the collection, which includes prints, paintings, sculptures and photographs, deals with themes of nature, religion and belonging to Hungary.
The travelling exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual catalogue presenting the careers and works of Hungarian artists living in the diaspora, Magyar Hírlap reports.
The works will be on display for a month at the OCCO Art Gallery in the Spanish capital, in collaboration with the Hungarian Embassy in Madrid. On this occasion, the exhibition is complemented by a painting entitled Médos negra by Madrid-based artist Zoltán Fodor-Lengyel.
Source: MTI, Magyar Hírlap