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An exhibition featuring some 120 works by surrealist artists from the beginning of the 20th century opened at the Hungarian National Gallery (MNG) on Wednesday.

The exhibition is running until October 20.

The show focuses on the year 1929, when several events shaped Surrealism to become one of the longest-living and widest spread artistic movements of the century, Didier Ottinger, a curator of the show and deputy director of Paris’s Pompidou Centre, told a press conference on Wednesday.

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Paintings, statues, films, photos and other works by artists such as Dalí, Magritte, de Chirico, Picasso, Miro and Giacometti are featured at the exhibition.

Works by Hungarian photographers Brassai and Andre Kertesz are also shown.

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Many of those pictures are integral parts of our visual culture but were radical agents of change at the time of their creation, deputy MNG head György Szűcs said.

Source: MTI

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