Free entry Tate Modern Exhibition

Dóra Maurer

Dóra Maurer Relative Quasi Image 1996 © Dóra Maurer Photo: Vintage Galéria / András Bozsó

The largest UK exhibition of this influential artist, teacher, and curator

Tate Modern presents the work of Hungarian artist Dóra Maurer (born 1937) in a year-long free exhibition.

It brings together some 35 works, revealing the diversity of her output, including graphic works, photographs, films and paintings. Spanning more than five decades, the show highlights the playful conceptual approach that she brings to her experiments across all media.

Maurer was at the centre of an independent community of artists, poets and musicians that championed their own culture outside of the official Hungarian system during the socialist period. They organised exhibitions in apartments and published underground journals.

Trained as a graphic artist in the 1950s, Maurer pushed the medium to its limit in her experimental works of the following two decades. In the 1970s she started to work in photography and moving image, often collaborating with musicians, as well as teaching creative performative workshops. She developed increasingly geometric and abstract drawings and paintings in the 1970s and beyond. The exhibition culminates in a room of her recent paintings, in which overlapping colours create a sense of shapes floating in space..

Movement, displacement, perception and transformation have remained consistent threads in her work. Never tied down to one medium, Maurer remains a unique voice, constantly in motion.

This exhibition will include works from Tate’s collection, major loans from private collections and five works which are promised gifts to Tate.

Dóra Maurer, Traces of a Circle 1974. Tate. Purchased 1985​

Dóra Maurer, Traces of a Circle 1974. Tate. Purchased 1985​

​Dóra Maurer Seven Twists V 1979, printed 2011. Tate. Purchased with funds provided by the Russia and Eastern Europe Acquisitions Committee 2015​

​Dóra Maurer, Seven Twists V 1979, printed 2011. Tate. Purchased with funds provided by the Russia and Eastern Europe Acquisitions Committee 2015​

 Dóra Maurer Triolets 1981, film still. Tate. Purchased with funds provided by the Russia and Eastern Europe Acquisitions Committee 2015. Photography: Ferenc Eln​


Dóra Maurer, Triolets 1981, film still. Tate. Purchased with funds provided by the Russia and Eastern Europe Acquisitions Committee 2015. Photography: Ferenc Eln​

Dóra Maurer Stage II 2016. ​© Dóra Maurer. Photography: White Cube (Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd)​

Dóra Maurer, Stage II 2016. ​© Dóra Maurer. Photography: White Cube (Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd)​

Dóra Maurer Reversible and Changeable Phases of Movements No.6 1972. © Dóra Maurer. Photography: Vintage Galéria / András Bozsó​

Dóra Maurer, Reversible and Changeable Phases of Movements No.6 1972. © Dóra Maurer. Photography: Vintage Galéria / András Bozsó​

Dóra Maurer 5 out of 4 1979. © Dóra Maurer. Photography: Vintage Galéria / András Bozsó​

Dóra Maurer, 5 out of 4 1979. © Dóra Maurer. Photography: Vintage Galéria / András Bozsó​

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Dates

5 August 2019 – 5 July 2020