MA Group, The By Gantner, Eszter B.
The Hungarian avant-garde MA (Today) group was founded by Lajos Kassák in 1916 as a successor of A Tett (The Act), which had been banned in 1915 because of its anti-militarist stance. The MA magazine was characterised by anti-militarism, Expressionist positions in literature and the visual arts, and international aspirations. The authors of MA were the left-wing writers and poets Aladár Komját, Sándor Barta, and Barta Lajos, who were collaborating with the Berliner magazines Der Sturm and Die Aktion. All members of the group emigrated to Berlin after the collapse of the Hungarian Soviet Republic in 1919.