19 May 2017 - 30 June 2017

We are delighted to announce a solo exhibition of vintage works by perhaps the most radical of the Hungarian Neo-Avant-Garde artists, Tibor Hajas. The show is part of a two part collaboration with Vintage Galéria, Budapest and coincides with this year’s Venice Biennale, Viva Arte Viva curated by Christine Macel, where Hajas has been selected to exhibit. The exhibition at Vintage Galéria will concentrate on conceptual texts and contact sheets, whilst the exhibition at Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London will show a selection of his vintage action photographic works from the late 1970s. The exhibition follows on from our 2015 exhibition Last Year’s Snow: The Hungarian Neo-Avant Garde in the 1970s & 80s. You can view the video on Tibor Hajas from the Biennale HERE

Also on display is a selection of Modern British and International works from artists including: Marina Abramovic, Valie Export, Hermann Nitsch, Julije Knifer, Ben Nicholson, Victor Pasmore, Stephen Buckley and Alan Davie.


Austin/Desmond Fine Art specialises in Modern British, International and Contemporary art. Established in 1979, the gallery has been located in Bloomsbury since 1988.

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Performing Images - Tibor Hajas Brought to Life, Friday 23rd June, 6-8pm. Performing Images is an innovative project brought to you by the Hungarian Cultural Centre in collaboration with Austin/Desmond Fine Art. British authors Matt Thorne and Wayne Holloway-Smith have been comissioned to write a short literary piece inspired by the artwork of the Hungarian performance artist Tibor Hajas who is currently being exhibited at the gallery in the exhibition TIBOR HAJAS: ACTION WORKS. These pieces will be staged with the help of actors Chris New, Eva Magyar and Zita Teby in a durational performance repeated every 20 minutes

The London Original Print Fair. We will be exhibiting at The London Original Print Fair from 4 - 7 May 2017, at the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD, Stand: 16. Aritsts Include: Michael Andrews, Patrick Caulfield, Howard Hodgkin, Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson, Bridget Riley, William Scott, John Tunnard and Keith Vaughan. Tickets available from gallery or click here for an E-ticket.

Tibor Hajas, Flesh Painting IV, 1978 (Photo: Janos Veto)