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KASSÁK MUSEUM

 

KASSÁK MUSEUM  |  The Kassák Museum, that belongs to the Petőfi Literary Museum, has operated since 1976. The function of the museum is to preserve the material and intellectual legacy of Lajos Kassák (1887 Érsekújvár – 1967 Budapest, writer, editor, artist) to study it with scientific approach and to present it as a colorful experience to visitors. The Kassák Museum is the only museum in Hungary that has become the thematic showroom of historical avant-garde over the decades. Our aim is to reach a broader audience and that the museum step up to be an acknowledged location of Kassák researches carried out in the region and to become a factor in the international research of modernism.  |  Visit the website of Kassák Museum


 

LAJOS KASSÁK  |  Lajos Kassák (1887 Érsekújvár – 1967 Budapest, writer, editor, artist) was the leading figure of the Hungarian avant-garde. Independent in thought and action, he first appeared in the 1910’s as an artist of a type that was utterly new in Hungary, and his responses to historical and social challenges through the successive stages of his life were unceasingly original. Born into a half-Magyar, half-Slovak family, with no scholarly background, he developed his own way of thinking, innovative and wide-ranging, and from his own strengths alone grew into an international authority. He never ossified into the pose of artistic giant, and his strong individuality kept him open and dynamic, able to collaborate, and think collectively. Communities grew up around him – the people who worked with him in editing journals, a cultural society, and a walking group where young working-class people shared experiences and visions of the future. Kassák was a pioneer of the modern attitude that artistic activity is not constrained by the boundaries of aesthetics: he created art which linked social criticism with bold ideas for the future.  |  More information on Lajos Kassák