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Free Spraying at Dawn Imre Bukta


Imre Bukta Mezőszemere, 1952 –

Date 1985
Object type installation
Medium, technique wood, metal, paper, plastic, painted glass, installation

240 × 400 × 80 cm

Inventory number MM91.24
Collection Contemporary Collection
On view Hungarian National Gallery Building D, Third Floor, Shifts – 20th Century art after 1945

In the 1970s avant-garde art took the last steps towards total freedom. It ensured shifts among the different media, abolished the rigid structure of genres, strove for unlimited use of tools and destroyed the borderline between art and non-art. For Imre Bukta this was a self-evident condition and he translated this experience in a creative manner. In his “agro art” works – including Free Spraying at Dawn (1985) – he reflected on the new value order of rural life built from banalities. His actions and installations using trivial materials (manure, waste, a thrown-away rusty hoe) are moments of a grotesque ritual of an ironic approach. The artist living and working at Mezőszemere (Heves County) observes and presents the reality of life from the aspect of villages on the Great Hungarian Plain.

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