On Sunday 28 May, the exhibition 'From Fauvism to Surrealism: Jewish Avant-Garde Artists from Hungary' was opened in the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam. Ambassador Kocsis was among the opening speakers.

From 29 May until 24 September 2017, the Jewish Historical Museum will be placing work of nineteen Hungarian Avant-Garde artists in the spotlight. The exhibition 'From Fauvism to Surrealism: Jewish Avant-Garde Artists from Hungary' presents the innovative paintings of these artists from the first half of the 20th century, when the country was plagued by nationalism, war, and growing antisemitism. Most of the artworks included have never been shown in the Netherlands before.

The opening was kicked-off with a speech by Jewish Cultural Quarter director Emile Schrijver. The audience was then addressed by former director and exhibition curator Mr Joel Cahen.

Ambassador Kocsis, who addressed the audience in both English and Dutch, stressed how impressive it is that a renowned museum such as the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, organizes an exhibition about Hungary and the Hungarian Jewish History in such a comprehensive manner. He also highlighted the connection between the Hungarian artists and their works, with the Netherlands. The opening was concluded by special opening guest Jaap Scholten, a well-known Dutch writer who lives in Hungary.

In September this year, the Jewish Historical Museum will organize a seminar, related to the 'From Fauvism to Surrealism: Jewish Avant-Garde Artists from Hungary' exhibition, with support of the Embassy of Hungary in the Netherlands.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit the website of the Jewish Historical Museum.