The exhibition offers a broad selection of Hungarian artworks from the past three decades: 215 works by 215 artists, constituting a curious ensemble in the collection of István Hoffmann. Each artist was commissioned to create small-sized but characteristic and important panels, reliefs, sculptural works or photographs.
“Small works require concentrated artistic construction and expression. A small picture that conveys authentic meaning will keep a tight reign on detail and employ clear, homogeneous expression, making for a pictorial essence. The small size is in itself a crucial characteristic in that it establishes perspective from which the work can be viewed. It inspires an intimate, direct relationship between artwork and viewer, while a series of small pictures arranged in several rows can be presented and interpreted as an artwork in its own right, representing the spirit of the collector. […]
It is not the usual private collection, hand-picked and governed by subjective factors and seeking to present an artistic summary, but rather, much more a comprehensive collection that seeks to be summative, exhaustive and objective.” Tibor Wehner
curator: Mihály Medve