- The first issue of the journal A Tett is published in Budapest in 1915. Edited by writer and artist Lajos Kassák (1887-1967), A Tett is a forum for the avant-garde group Aktivismus, whose members include László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) and Béla Uitz (1887-1972). Inspired by the international avant-garde, particularly Expressionism and Constructivism, the Activists' revolutionary politics and cultural ideas attract official condemnation. When A Tett is banned for its socialist, antimilitarist stance, Kassák and Uitz found Ma to promote modernist art, international and Hungarian. In 1920, Ma is banned and Kassák moves to Vienna, where he continues to produce the journal for a Hungarian audience until 1926.
- TEXT CREDITS
- A Tett
N° 1 (November 1915) - (1916)
Edited by Lajos Kassák; published in Budapest.
- SECONDARY LITERATURE
- Eva Forgacs and Tyrus Miller
'The avant-garde in Budapest and in exile in Vienna: A Tett (1915-6), Ma (Budapest 1916-9; Vienna 1920-6), Egység (1922-4), Akasztott Ember (1922), 2 x 2 (1922), Ék (1923-4), Is (1924), 365 (1925), Dokumentum (1926-7), RIMunka (1928-39)', in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines. Volume III: Europe 1880-1940 / edited by Peter Brooker, Sascha Bru, Andrew Thacker, and Christian Weikop (Oxford University Press : Oxford etc. forthcoming).
- Ilona Illés (ed.)
Hungarian Avant-Garde. Index of the Periodicals published by Lajos Kassak 'A Tett' (1915-1916), 'Ma' (1916-1925) '2X2' (1922) (Petofi Irodalmi Müzeum : Budapest 1975).
- S.A. Mansbach
'Confrontation and Accommodation in the Hungarian Avant-Garde', in Art Journal 49, No. 1, From Leningrad to Ljubljana: The Suppressed Avant-Gardes of East-Central and Eastern Europe during the Early Twentieth Century (Spring 1990) 9-20.