Budapest (MTI) – The Budapest Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art LUMU will host major exhibitions about cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, Soviet-Russian art and pop-art on 2015, the museum’s director told MTI.
The museum will dedicate a spring exhibition to Hungarian-born Oscar winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, said Julia Fabenyi. The exhibition opening on April 10 as part of the Budapest Spring Festival will for the first time show 150 photos by Zsigmond spanning the period from the 1940s to today.
Zsigmond’s work on major Hollywood films, such as The Deer Hunter, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Black Dahlia, will also be a highlight of the exhibition. Zsigmond received a Life Achievement Award in Cannes in 2014.
LUMU will next host a large-scale exhibition on post-Stalinist Soviet-Russian art, putting on display several pieces collected by Peter and Irene Ludwig, the museum’s founders. It will run from May until September.
The third major exhibition will feature pop-art showing international titles by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Mimmo Rotella, as well as works by Hungary’s Ilona Keseru, Gyula Konkoly and Laszlo Lakner.