A festival celebrating renowned op art painter and sculptor Victor Vasarely will be held in Pécs, his hometown, on May 27-28, the organizer said on Monday.
The festival, to be organized for the first time, will open with a glass exhibition, to be followed by an op art themed fashion show and a DJ show on Friday afternoon, the Pécs National Theatre said.
On Saturday, a book-launch for Memoires, written by Pierre Vasarely, the artist’s grandson, will be held and a concert performed by artists on the theatre’s balcony. The National Theatre will show a performance by the Pécs Ballet entitled Vasarely Etudes.
A light-art performance starting at 9pm will be held on both evenings on the theatre’s facade to be followed by a DJ show in front of the building on the square.
Vasarely was born Győző Vasarhelyi in Pécs in 1906. He died in France in 1997. He developed a unique style of geometric abstract art. His “Zebra”, composed of curving black and white stripes, is considered the first op art piece in the world.
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