27 July 1972 - István Haraszty and György Galántai start a collective action with the visitors called “You Open The Exhibition Today”. In the evening, supported with a slide show, György Galántai lectures on the previous exhibitions.

28 July 1972 - On the action “You Open The Exhibition Today” Galántai takes photographs of the entering visitors - documenting the reactions that express a sense of responsibility.


Today You Open the Exhibition – Responsibility-taking action

[…] For example, there was an action that I came up with there: a ribbon bearing the three colors of the Hungarian flag was stretched across the entrance with a sign next to it about how “Today YOU open the exhibition.” Well now, scissors were also fastened to the doorpost on a short string so that no one could cut this ribbon. I was well aware of how much sweat and sacrifice had gone into what we were exhibiting there, as was the case for the members of the Pécs Workshop as well. And I said, whoever enters should bow down and slip under this ribbon. So those who bent down and slipped under the ribbon, that was so gratifying to us, that lo and behold, we had not worked in vain. And then comrades of the various councils from nearby towns like Kaposvár slipped under the ribbon, in dark attire, to verify that nothing had been put on exhibit that they had not signed.
(István Haraszty – interview 1998)

“In the first version the ribbon was a shred of toilet paper and you could cut it—in other words I thought that everyone should open the exhibition at their own risk, the artists should not be responsible for everything, so I called it the action of assuming responsibility. Since so many people came and we had to replace the ribbon continuously, Haraszty came up with a better version, which I documented with a series of slides.” (György Galántai – manuscript 1998)

15 August 1972 - Péter Türk: Experimentes with Question-marks, Obsolescene Action. György Galántai: Sign Action.

26-27 August 1972 - A meeting of Czech, Slovak and Hungarian artists organized by László Beke.