Ludwig Museum | Budapest | À LA RECHERCHE DE VERA MOLNAR

10. Februar – 14. April 2024

WERKE VON VERA MOLNAR UND HOMMAGES INTERNATIONAL BEKANNTER KÜNSTLER*INNEN


Das Ludwig Museum und die Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur veranstalten gemeinsam mit ihren Partnern die Ausstellung À la Recherche de Vera Molnar. Die Ausstellung, die im Ludwig Museum in Budapest gezeigt wird, ist die erste Etappe einer internationalen Tournee, die der einflussreichsten Pionierin der Computerkunst gewidmet ist und das künstlerische Vermächtnis von Vera Molnar würdigt, die am 7. Dezember 2023, kurz vor ihrem 100. Geburtstag verstorben ist.

Geboren in Ungarn und ausgebildet an der Ungarischen Akademie der Schönen Künste, lebte und schuf Molnar von 1947 bis zu ihrem Tod in Frankreich. Ab 1968 gehörte sie zu den ersten Künstlern, die Kunstwerke mit einem echten Computer schufen, und sie gilt bis heute als eine der bedeutendsten Pioniere der Computerkunst.

Ludwig Museum | Budapest | À LA RECHERCHE DE VERA MOLNAR

February 10 – April 14, 2024

ARTWORKS BY VERA MOLNAR AND HOMAGES BY INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ARTISTS

Together with their partners, the Ludwig Museum and the Foundation for Art and Culture (Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur) are organising the exhibition À la Recherche de Vera Molnar. The exhibition, hosted by the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, marks the first stage of an international tour dedicated to the most influential pioneer of computer art.

The exhibition pays tribute to the artistic legacy of Vera Molnar, who passed away shortly before her 100th birthday, on December 7, 2023. Born in Hungary and educated at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Molnar lived and created in France from 1947 until her death. From 1968, she was among the first to create artworks using a real computer, and she is still widely regarded as one of the most significant pioneers of computer art.

Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023), Un Carré Round (Squaring the Circle), 1962-1964, oil on canvas, 110 x 110 cm, courtesy of MNB Arts and Culture
Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023, Hypertransformation /Diptyque I-II/ (Hypertransformation /Diptych I-II/) 1974-1979, canvas, vinyl 147 × 150 cm; 147,5 × 150 cm, courtesy of the Hungarian Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery
Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023), Electra, 1983, ink on paper, 29,5 x 42 cm, courtesy of MNB Arts and Culture
Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023), Lent Mouvement Giratoire (Slow Circular Motion), 1957-2013, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80 cm, courtesy of MNB Arts and Culture
Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023), Portrait © Horváth László
Mark WILSON, Hommage à Molnar, 2023, Print, unique archival ink jet print on rag paper, 91 x 91 cm © Mark Wilson
Arno Beck, Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind, 2024, Ölfarbe auf Baumwolle / Plotterzeichnung, 140 x 110 cm © Arno Beck
À LA RECHERCHE DE VERA MOLNAR, Installation view, 2024 © Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Photo: József ROSTA
Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023), Saint Victoire en 2 Bleus A, 2017-19 Installation view, 2024 © Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Photo: József ROSTA
Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023), Installation view, 2024 © Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Photo: József ROSTA
Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023), Themes and Variations 21; 324; 294; 7; 293; 113; 285; 213; 112, 2023 NFT (In collaboration with Martin Grasser), Installation view, 2024 © Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art I Photo: József ROSTA
Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023), Installation view, 2024 © Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art I Photo: József ROSTA
Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023), Installation view, 2024 © Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art I Photo: József ROSTA
SNOW YUNXUE FU, Metaverse Echoes, 2023, Installation view, 2024, Videoprojection © Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art I Photo: József ROSTA
U2P050, Asking a Shadow to Dance, 2024 Installation view, 2024, Installation © Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art I Photo: József ROSTA
Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023), Icônes (Icons), 1962-66, oil on canvas, 110 x 110 cm, courtesy of MNB Arts and Culture
Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023, Hypertransformation /Diptyque I-II/ (Hypertransformation /Diptych I-II/) 1974-1979, canvas, vinyl 147 × 150 cm; 147,5 × 150 cm, courtesy of the Hungarian Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery
Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023), Electra, 1983, ink on paper 29,5 x 42 cm, courtesy of MNB Arts and Culture
Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023), Lent Mouvement Giratoire (Slow Circular Motion), 1957-2013, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80 cm, courtesy of MNB Arts and Culture
Iskra VELITCHKOVA, Aux carrés, 2023, Print © Iskra Velitchkova
Arno Beck, Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind, 2024, Ölfarbe auf Baumwolle / Plotterzeichnung, 140 x 110 cm © Arno Beck
 Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023), Installation view, 2024 © Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Photo: József ROSTA
Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023), Installation view, 2024 © Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Photo: József ROSTA
Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023), Installation view, 2024 © Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art I Photo: József ROSTA
Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023), Installation view, 2024 © Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art I Photo: József ROSTA
Vera MOLNAR (1924-2023), Installation view, 2024 © Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art I Photo: József ROSTA
Refik ANADOL, À la recherche de Vera Molnar, 2024 Installation view, 2024, Videoprojection © Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art I Photo: József ROSTA
TAMIKO THIEL AND P/, Vera Plastica, 2023, Installation view, 2024, AR installation © Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art I Photo: József ROSTA
Antoine Schmitt, 100 négyzet együttese | 100 Squares Ensemble, Installation view, 2024 © Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Photo: József ROSTA