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21 January 2016

Artpool Art Research Center, Budapest

Day of museum professionals in the Artpool Art Research Center

Day of museum professionals in the Artpool Art Research Center, 2016.

György Galántai, Dóra Halasi, Júlia Klaniczay, Viktor Kótun and Kristóf Nagy presented Artpool to museum professionals working at the Museum of Fine Arts and its affiliate institutions (Hungarian National Gallery, Hopp Ferenc Museum of Asiatic Arts, Vasarely Museum).


20 April–2 May 2016

FUGA, Budapest

Velemism? Towards a 2G reconstruction

Project exhibition of the design and art theory students of MOME, curator: Kata Oltai (video of the opening) (video interview with György Galántai)

Documents from Artpool’s collection, 2016.
Documents from Artpool’s collection, 2016.

Documents from Artpool’s collection


26 April–11 September 2016

Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Low-Budget Utopias. Exhibition from the Collections

The exhibition presented the collection as a tool of sustaining a utopian consciousness. Curators: Zdenka Badovinac and Bojana Piškur

Júlia Klaniczay, Low-Budget Utopias exhibition, Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2016.

At the press opening Júlia Klaniczay presented the photo panel of images from György Galántai’s performance Homage to Vera Mukhina (1980) donated to the Arteast 2000+ collection on the occasion of the Grammar of Freedom exhibition of 2015 held in Moscow.

Júlia Klaniczay and György Galántai with the members of the Irwin art group, Low-Budget Utopias exhibition, Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2016.

Júlia Klaniczay and György Galántai with the members of the Irwin art group at the opening.

More photos


5 May–26 June 2016

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

ROCK/SPACE/TIME. Popular Music and Contemporary Art

Artpool at ROCK/SPACE/TIME exhibition, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, 2016.

Walls with 264 music posters from Artpool’s collection

Artpool at ROCK/SPACE/TIME exhibition, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, 2016.

Archive section: 3D animation featuring the Artpool Art Research Center


2–25 June 2016

Artpool P60, Budapest

Dilemma, Drag and Doubt. Questions and Answers on the institutional framework of Hungarian contemporary art and its critique in artistic practices

Degree project of the students of the MA programme in Contemporary Art Theory and Curatorial Studies at the Art Theory Department of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts.

Dilemma, Drag and Doubt exhibition, Artpool P60, 2016.

Exhibiting artists: Lőrinc Borsos, János Brückner, Gruppo Tökmag, Csaba Nemes, Adrienn Seemann, György Szimán – Curators: Róza Tekla Szilágyi, Tamás Don, Krisztina Varga


23 June–18 September 2016

Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

Hungarian Artists and the Computer.
Reconstruction of an Exhibition

Computer prints of György Galántai, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, 2016.

Computer prints of György Galántai (1990)

The overarching summary of the history of computer art in Hungary was first undertaken by an exhibition organised in France in 1990 with the participation of nine invited artists. The show Les Artistes hongrois et l’ordinateur (Hungarian Artists and the Computer) curated byJoël Boutteville, a prominent expert on new media art, was held as part of the series titled Fête de l’image (The Festival of Images) in Lille and encompassed all the areas of the fledgling Hungarian digital art (computer graphics and animation) in the final years of socialism. Boutteville selected some 120 works by nine Hungarian artists (András Böröcz, Áron Gábor, György Galántai, Ágnes Hegedűs, Llászló Kiss, Hannawati P. Ráden, László Révész László, János Sugár and Tamás Waliczky). This material was also exhibited at two other venues between 1990 and 1991 (Étampes and Helsinki).

The large photo prints, videos and computer animations documenting the beginnings of Hungarian computer art and believed to be lost for 25 years were found and returned to Hungary with the invaluable help rendered by Artpool.

György Galántai’s computer animation, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, 2016.

György Galántai’s computer animation of 1990 reanimated on an old ATARI ST

The exhibition is the reconstruction of the 1990 show in Lille, France contextualised by the Hungarian computer art events of the time (Digitart 1986, 1990; Dialogue Ordinaire 1987 etc.) using numerous documents and photographs, in part coming from Artpool’s collection, as well as devices from that period.
Curator: Márton Orosz, art historian at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Júlia Klaniczay’s exhibition promo in Klub Radio, 4 July 2016


24 June–4 September 2016

Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie, Warsaw, Poland

Creativity Exercises: Spaces of Emancipatory Pedagogies

Documents from the Artpool Archive linked to Robert Filliou and Joachim Pfeufer’s exhibition Poipoidrom, mounted in 1976 in Budapest, Creativity Exercises exhibition, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej, Warsaw, Poland, 2016.

Documents from the Artpool Archive linked to Robert Filliou and Joachim Pfeufer’s exhibition Poipoidrom, mounted in 1976 in Budapest.

Based on fine art and architectural projects, the Warsaw exhibition sought to demonstrate how open-ended and participatory forms of learning – including montage techniques, physical exercises, utopian architectural models, non-verbal communication games and community actions – inspire the imagination and contribute to the formation of experimental and democratic communities.

The exhibition displayed works and references from the oeuvres of the following artists, architects and theoreticians: Josef Albers, Imre Bak, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, Lygia Clark, Guy Debord, Miklós Erdély, Escuela de Valparaíso, Robert Filliou and Joachim Pfeufer, Paulo Freire, Yona Friedman, R. Buckminster Fuller, Lujza Gecser, Group 143, Oskar Hansen, Hannah Higgins, Ivan Illich, the INDIGO Group, Asger Jorn, Paul Klee, Attila Kotányi, Dóra Maurer, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, the SIGMA Group, Tamás Szentjóby, and Judit Vas / Ferenc Mérei.

The exhibition was a sequel to the shows held at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig (2014) and the open office of (2015).

Curators: Dóra Hegyi and Zsuzsa László (
Contributing co-curators: Aleksandra Kędziorek, Franciska Zólyom

Publication presenting the project: Creativity Exercises: Emancipatory Pedagogies in Art and Beyond


24 June–25 July 2016

Belgrade City Museum, Belgrade, Serbia

Upside Down: Hosting the Critique

A Case Study on the Artpool Art Research Center was on view as part of the Interim Study Room.

The poster of the Artpool Art Research Center, Upside Down: Hosting the Critique exhibition, Belgrade City Museum, Belgrade, Serbia, 2016.

The poster of the Artpool Art Research Center in the exhibition’s Interim Study Room section.

The exhibition explores how the role played in the production, presentation and collection of contemporary art by museums, galleries and other public institutions as well as by artists and the institutions they founded changed in the period of political change.

Project concept: Alenka Gregorič and Suzana Milevska
Curatorial research team: Zoran Erić, Alenka Gregorič, Vit Havránek, Suzana Milevska, Vladimir Vidmar and Raluca Voinea.

The Interim Study Room, a multi-part section of the project, functioned as a research archive comprising art initiatives and projects devoted to various art practices and new discourses, as well as exhibition venues led by artists and alternative and critical venues that were conceived and planned but not legalised.

Case studies: Jugoslovenska dokumenta (1984–1989), Sarajevo; Under Construction – Sarajevo SCCA, 1999; Hosting Moderna Galerija!, Ljubljana, (2007–2009); Artpool Art Research Center, Budapest; Podroom (1978–80), Zagreb; Miklós Erdély & the Indigo Group, Budapest, etc.


25 June 2016

Artpool Art Research Center, Budapest

Long night of Museums in Artpool

“Secrets of Art Archives – What Can Be Found in the Artpool Archive?” – tours between 6 p.m. and 12 p.m. starting every hour

Long night of Museums in Artpool, Budapest, 2016.

Artpool Art Research Center introduced by Dóra Halasi and Kristóf Nagy


22–31 July 2016


An experiment to free the mind


The extended mind as a holonic system
(exhibition, installation, video)

Works by: György Galántai, Miklós Mécs and Hajnalka Tulisz,
Laca and the Postflesh, and participants of the EvoMUSART2006 (video)

Changing portal music / sound curtain / Fluxus and minimal music formations

György Galántai: An experiment to free the mind, Kapolcs, 2016.

“The two endpoints in the integrated space constructed by the multimedia installation are the physical sound object and a film created by a generative algorithm. The basic sensation emerging out of this is composed further by the articulation of the Hungarian language manifest both audibly and visually.” György Galántai, curator

22–31 July 2016

AREA 51, Kapolcs

“Area 51” in Kapolcs is a place of intellectual/spiritual immersion where the perceptive ‘consumers’ of art have the opportunity to have the peak experience of liberating their minds according to the extent to which they desire it.

Entrance of Area 51, Kapolcs, 2016.

open-air signpost exhibition

SIGNPOST EXHIBITION – from Haikus to visual poetry;

A kapolcsi 51-es körzet hátsó udvara, 2016.


Art mutations derived from literature

Background events:
sound poetry, phonic poetry, concrete poetry, poetry performance, video poetry, digital poetry
The Facebook page of the event with videos and images


22 September–15 January 2016

ms2, Łódź, Poland

Notes from the Underground, Art and Alternative Music in Eastern Europe 1968–1994

With the participation of Hungarian artists (György Galántai, Tamás Király, Katalin Ladik, Tibor Szemző, Zuzu-Vető, A.E. Committee) the exhibition explores the close and dynamic relations that developed in the period of Communism between the visual artists and musicians in Eastern Europe.

Sound sculptures by György Galántai, Notes from the Underground exhibition, ms2, Łódź, Poland, 2016.

The exhibition includes four sound sculptures by György Galántai.
Directed Chance, 1985
Memory Mill, 1985
Oriented Half-Wheel, 1985
The Step Roots’ Motor, 1985

as well as the 1985 VHK Galloping Coroners) concert in Galántai sculptures (Petőfi Events Hall)

and the issues of Artpool Letter and Artpool Radio casettes

Artpool Letter issues and Artpool Rádió casettes, Notes from the Underground exhibition, ms2, Łódź, Poland, 2016.

Curators: David Crowley and Daniel Muzyczuk
(According to Artportal’s circular question, the Ꝉódź exhibition was among the top five in 2016)


1–3 October 2016

Artpool Art Research Center, Budapest

„Aktionskunst jenseits des Eisernen Vorhangs” – workshop of the Deutsche Forschungs¬gemeinschaft (DFG)

The research team studies the action art of socialist countries and the activities of social criticism executed by artists living under political repression.

Workshop of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Ádám Czirák, Andrea Euringer-Bátorová, Barbara Gronau, Astrid Hackel, Andrej Mircev and Angelika Richter listening to the presentation of Júlia Klaniczay, Artpool, 2016.

Júlia Klaniczay introducing Artpool and presenting research opportunities

Participants: Ádám Czirák (Berlin), Andrea Euringer-Bátorová (Bratislava), Barbara Gronau (Berlin), Astrid Hackel (Berlin), Andrej Mircev (Osijek), Angelika Richter (Berlin/Oldenburg)

Publication on the project:
Aktionskunst jenseits des Eisernen Vorhang. Künstlerische Kritik in Zeiten politischer Repression


3–5 November 2016

Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich, Switzerland

Doing Performance Art History. Congress of Actors and Observers

Who writes the history of performance art? The event-centred character of performance art and its emphasis on action pose a challenge to historiography and its institutions. Hence, Eastern European performance art can be understood not only as a performative history but also as the history of art action.
The congress deals with contemporary and historical strategies that artists, critics and researchers applied and thus wrote the history of performance art.

Júlia Klaniczay at the entrance of Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich, Switzerland, 2016.

Júlia Klaniczay at the entrance of Cabaret Voltaire

Presentation by Júlia Klaniczay:
Performing for the present, documenting for the future – Artpool and performance art

Special issue based on the lectures held at the conference: Apparatus, no. 10. (2020)


22–23 November 2016

Auditorium di Sant’Apollonia, Florence, Italy

Memorie del Contemporaneo

Júlia Klaniczay’s presentation in the Auditorium di Sant’Apollonia, Florence, Italy, 2016.

Júlia Klaniczay’s presentation in the Auditorium di Sant’Apollonia

Maurizio Nannucci in Zona Archive, Florence, Italy, 2016.

Visiting Maurizio Nannucci in the Zona Archive


13 December 2016–25 February 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia

Sitting Together – Parallel Chronologies of Coincidences in Eastern Europe

Reconstruction of the Meeting of Czech, Slovak and Hungarian Artists, Sitting Together exhibition,, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2016.

The exhibition titled Sitting Together presented a connection between the parallel chronologies of Eastern European art scenes that seemed accidental then but in retrospect can be described as paradigmatic.

Authors of the works, films and documents at the exhibition: Peter Bartoš, László Beke, Gábor Bódy – Marcel Odenbach, Drozdik Orshi, Ľubomír Ďurček, Miklós Erdély, Petra Feriancová, Stano Filko, Květa Fulierová, György Galántai, Group 143, Ágnes Háy, György Jovánovics, Július Koller, Anna Kutera, KwieKulik, Dóra Maurer, Gyula Pauer, Vladimír Popovič, Rudolf Sikora, Petr Štembera, Tamás Szentjóby, Endre Tót, Péter Türk, Jiří Valoch and others

The exhibition included the reconstruction of the Meeting of Czech, Slovak and Hungarian Artists organised in 1972 in György Galántai’s Chapel Studio, partly using photo documents loaned by Artpool.

Project by Zsuzsa László and Petra Feriancová




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