Promote, tolerate, ban : art and culture in Cold War Hungary / edited by Cristina Cuevas-Wolf and Isotta Poggi.

Los Angeles : The Getty Research Institute, [2018]
vii, 119 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm

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Other Title:
Art and culture in Cold War Hungary
Art, Hungarian -- 20th century.
Art -- Political aspects -- Hungary -- History -- 20th century.
Socialism and art -- Hungary.
Art and state -- Hungary -- History -- 20th century.
Hungary -- Cultural policy -- History -- 20th century.
Hungary -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
Art and state.
Art, Hungarian.
Art -- Political aspects.
Cultural policy.
Politics and government.
Socialism and art.
"In the fall of 1956, Hungarians led a successful rebellion against Soviet control. However, after only ten days of freedom, the uprising was brutally crushed, and the Soviet-aligned minister János Kádár assumed power. Focusing on the Kádár era (1956–89), this publication explores the political reforms and artistic experimentations under the regime’s authoritarian cultural policy: promote, tolerate, ban. Artists who complied with ideological mandates were financed by the state; those who didn’t could exhibit, but they received no monetary support; other artists were forced into exile. Paintings, sculptures, photographs, posters, advertisements, mail art, and underground samizdat literature illustrate the diverse modern art forms and radical aesthetics created during this time. The book provides context for the vibrant debates behind the production of Cold War art and culture in Socialist Hungary and closes with the personal account of one of its main protagonists, the exiled Hungarian artist and critic Géza Perneczky. Promote, Tolerate, Ban showcases art and cultural artifacts from the Getty Research Institute, the Wende Museum of the Cold War, and public and private archives in Budapest. Cristina Cuevas-Wolf is the resident historian at the Wende Museum of the Cold War. Isotta Poggi is assistant curator of photographs at the Getty Research Institute, working on acquisitions and exhibitions of rare photographs with a focus on the documentation of cultural heritage, history, and archaeology"--Publisher's website.
Foreword / Thomas W. Gaehtgens and Justin Jampol
A tempest of creativity : an introduction to Hungarian art and politics / Steven Mansbach
The art of fabricating realities and forgetting history / Isotta Poggi
The 3Ts : the Modernist puzzle in Cold War Hungary / Cristina Cuevas-Wolf
Relations and reality : avant-garde artists and applied arts beyond the 3Ts / Dávid Fehér
The paradox of consumer objects and modern living in Hungary : approaches to understanding the culture of daily life, 1956-89 / Tibor Valuch
Documentary traces of Hungarian event-based art / Katalin Cseh-Varga
In the underground between East and West / Géza Perneczky.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Cuevas-Wolf, Cristina, editor.
Poggi, Isotta, editor.
Getty Research Institute, issuing body.