Cold Revolution
Close-up on… Hans Mattis-Teutsch

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Video in English with Polish subtitles.

The main character of another video presentation in the Close-up on… series is Hans Mattis-Teutsch –   a Hungarian-Romanian painter, whose works from the 1950s are presented at the Cold Revolution exhibition. Szilárd Miklós presents the artist's profile.

Szilárd Miklós (b. 1981) is a visual artist and researcher. In his latest projects he investigates the historical legacy of 20th century authors from Romania, whose work was previously occulted due to emigration, or a regime change related to state socialism. These include exhibitions about the documentary filmmaker István Fischer, and the avant-garde artist János Matti-Teutsch. He was an active member of various non-profit organizations from Cluj and initiated a collaborative studio program and publishing platform called conset ( Currently he is pursuing a DLA at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest and he is working as an assistant at the University of Arts Târgu-Mureș. In 2019 he joined the editorial team of IDEA arts+society magazine.


event accompanying the exhibition
  • 27.05 – 10.10.2021
    Cold Revolution
    Central and Eastern European Societies in Times of Socialist Realism, 1948–1959

    The curators of the exhibition undertake a critical reflection on the changes taking place at that time, illustrating their scale and dynamics using visual material from the fields of painting, photography, film, design and architecture. It includes over 400 works from six countries of the former Eastern Bloc: Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
Upcoming events
  • 27.11 (Sun) 12:15
    Sunday guided tour
    (in Polish)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 30.11 (Wed) 18:00
    Meeting with Małgorzata Czyńska
    (in Polish)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta