Tate Modern Film

Space Painting

Tibor Hajas Self-Fashion Show 1976, film still. Courtesy Hungarian National Film Archive

Discover the dynamic dialogues artists created between their films and their work in photography, performance, painting and drawing

This is the second screening in the Dóra Maurer and the Béla Balázs Studio film series. It surveys the ways that artists working in and around Budapest’s former Béla Balázs Studio (BBS) integrated film into their wider artistic practice. It includes works by artists Ákos Birkás, Tibor Hajas, Dóra Maurer, Ágnes Háy and Péter Legéndy.

These artists formed part of the neo-avant-garde scene that emerged in Hungary in the mid-1960s. This programme considers the ways in which they expanded the key ideas and methods in their practice through filmmaking.

Programme

Tibor Hajas Self-Fashion Show Hungary 1976. 35mm, black and white, sound, 15 min, Hungarian with English subtitles

Ákos Birkás Mirroring / Reflection Hungary 1976. 35mm, colour, sound, 5 min, Hungarian with English subtitles

Dóra Maurer Space Painting, Buchberg Hungary 1982–3. 8mm transferred to 16mm transferred to digital video, colour, sound, 30 min, German with English subtitles

Ágnes Háy Hamburg Germany 1982–6. 16mm transferred to digital video, black and white, sound, 6 min

Péter Legéndy Misconception Hungary 1984, 35mm. colour, sound, 12 min

Film still of three people standing

Ágnes Háy Hamburg 1982-6, film still. Courtesy the artist

Still of Dóra Maurer abstract art

Dóra Maurer Space Painting, Buchberg 1982–3, film still. Courtesy the artist and Vintage Galéria, Budapest. Still photography: Ferenc Eln

Tate Modern

Starr Cinema

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

18 January 2020 at 17.00–18.30