Introduction of the publication Document 69–70 (1970)


Iparterv actions and exhibitions

The majority of the young artists featured in the Document 69–70 catalog participated in two exhibitions held at the Iparterv in 1968–69. The concept of the exhibition was to introduce artists who represent the most characteristic versions of recent [the word “avant-garde” is crossed out] tendencies. Instead of directly continuing tradition, these young artists have attempted to orient themselves in the present state of the international art world and keep pace with the most progressive ambitions of the avant-garde. They have sought to sever the ties that bind them to traditional, elaborated, processed forms of art, which stand in the way of their creative gestures. They have attempted to think freely about the phenomena of the world, searching for new forms of expression for their experiences.

Source: Document 69–70.