Tót Endre [HU-DE]
Art Encounters 2017 Exhibitions:
The Historical Avant-garde and the art of ping-pong
Tót Endre (b. 1937) is one of the defining figures of international conceptual art. Following his experiments conducted in painting in the 1960s, he began working with non-image-based, text and signal-centred idea art. His work entered international public awareness, partly as a result of his extensive mail art activities. He lived and worked in Hungary until 1978. His artworks were featured at numerous international exhibitions from 1971.
Selected exhibitions: With the Eyes of Others: Hungarian Artists of the Sixties and Seventies, Elizabeth Dee, New York (2017); Early Zer0 pieces (1971-78); Rainproof ideas, acb Gallery, Budapest (2014, solo); Very Special Joys, MODEM, Debrecen (2012, solo); Les Promesses du Passé, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010); Fluxus East, Berlin / Budapest / Copenhagen / Oslo / Tallinn (2007); Eye on Europe 1960 to now, MOMA, New York (2006); Nothing ain’t Nothing, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel (2006, solo); Arteast 2000+, Kunst aus Osteuropa. Eine Auswahl aus den Sammlungen der Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Karlsruhe (2002); Who’s Afraid of Nothing? Abwesende Bilder / Absent Pictures, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (1999, solo); Semmi sem semmi, Műcsarnok, Budapest (1995, solo); Galerie René Block, West-Berlin (1979, solo).
1. Endre Tót, Portrait
2. Endre Tót, I am glad if I can read a newspaper (1979/1986), color photo, 50 x 70 cm, courtesy of the artist and acb Gallery, Budapest, photo credits: Tibor Varga-Somogyi