From chance (0) and impossibility (1) derives doubt (2) and from this derives threefoldness. Viewing it from an other perspective, from any two hypotheses comes a third kind which surpasses the former ones. The motto of the year: “all statements that lack contradiction are false since reality is contradictory”. (Vilém Flusser)
AN ARTSPACE OF THE THIRD KIND
AS THE THIRD T (TILTOTT/PROHIBITED) AND AS THE POSSIBILITY OF FREEDOM
Törvénytelen avantgárd (Illegal Avant-garde)
HAS COME OUT AFTER THIRTY YEARS’ DELAY (PUBLISHED BY ARTPOOL – BALASSI)
A COLLECTION OF THE ART AND NON-ART DOCUMENTS OF THE EVENTS AT THE CHAPEL STUDIO OF BALATONBOGLÁR [invitation]
3 March 2003, Monday, 6 p.m., ARTPOOL P60: a friendly gathering on the occasion of the book being published.
The documentary film “KULTÚR (GALÁNTAI) DOMB” (38 min.) is shown
which displays the opening of a fictitious exhibition at Balatonboglár in 1992.
6 March 2003, Thursday, 6 p.m., Edit Sasvári and Iván Vitányi discuss the art politics of the era in MAGISZTER KÖNYVESBOLT.
Moderator: Gábor Murányi.
Városház utca 1, Budapest V.
18 March 2003, Thuesday, 4 p.m., Péter György presents the book in ÍRÓK BOLTJA
Andrássy út 45, Budapest VI
14–31 March 2003, Wednesday and Friday, 4–6 p.m. - Artpool P60
ANNIVERSARIES OF THE THIRD KIND
The exhibition consists of the documents piled up by chance or collected purposely at Artpool archives recalling art events which took place between 14–31 March in the past 30 years. [invitation]
Preserving memories is a cultural act as there is no culture without remembrance. Anniversary, keeping memories alive is a form of celebration. Each day carries a great variety of memories, commemorations and anniversaries. As a member of a culture and a sovereign human being, every individual relates to his memories, which constitute his identity, by remembering them. It happens sometimes that a non-personal yet non-social memory comes up, which is a “third kind” of memory being in between the former two. As Robert Filliou puts it, “in the eternal network”, in “the space of permanent creation” the memories of third kind make each day an anniversary that is how life becomes “La Fête Permanente / a permanent celebration”.
“Unexpected Culture” festival
avant-garde versus alternative, chaos and cacophony, encounters, etc.
At the festival inspired by the book Törvénytelen avantgárd (Illegal Avant-garde), the book was presented by Péter Halász. Among the documents and works of the period which were displayed to support remembrance the work “Hatóság és művészet, avagy a boglári budi” (Authorities and art, or the “privy” in Balatonboglar) by Gyula Pauer was an outstanding piece. It consisted of an installation including images and files set up in the foyer and a commentary narrated on the stage.
Sponsors: Artpool Art Research Center and Balázs Béla Stúdió
Motto 1: NATIONAL IDENTITY = INTERNATIONAL VALUE
Mottó 2: globally + locally = glocally
Mottó 3: I LOVE 3P® (PAPRIKA • PÁLINKA • PUSZTA)
The identity action of the public, taking photos wearing Endre Tót’s tricolor baseball cap with the words: “Raise Hungarian avant-garde!”
Tricolor Eat Art: food with paprika, aperitif refreshing drinks, and the famous “Absolute Fluxus Pear” of Kapolcs (© Galántai pálinka)
An exhibition of old and new tricolor works [invitation]
the nameday of Klotild, the woman fighting for glory
03. 06. 03
Gyula Pauer with his latest pseudo-paintings
pays homage to mysterious Klotild, the woman fighting for glory!
Poems, too, pay homage to the glory of the mysterious woman!
(István Antal – Gyula Pauer: Pauer poems and writings) [invitation]
Artpool Art Research Center
Its history and activities between 1979–2002
A multimedia presentation by Judit Bodor
Organizers: Barbara Borcic (SCCA Ljubljana), Alenka Gregoric (Galerija Skuc)
Artpool’s research fellow, Judit Bodor art historian, had spent three weeks at the Center for Contemporary Art (SCCA) in Ljubljana as a Looking Inside grantee of the Soros Foundation. The aim was to get more knowledge on the slovenian art scene, make contacts, collect materials, meet artists and people from different kind of art institutions specially focused on archiving and documenting contemporary art.
The result of the study tour are several catalogues, books, postcards, videotapes, CD-roms about the contemporary slovenian art, from now on available at the Artpool archives for research.
HET APOLLOHUIS (1980–2001)
an art space of the third kind – from Holland
Exhibition, slide-show and lecture by Helène and Paul Panhuysen the founders, organizers and leaders of Het Apollohuis
Works, long string installation and concert by Paul Panhuysen
The 20 years of existence and the activities of Het Apollohuis had a great influence on the international art scene by presenting the possibility of a high quality research in art and a “post-gradual education” in performing and installing visual and sound art, where the organizers’ continuous personal commitment, the cooperation of first class artists created a living, vivid workshop-like atmosphere, a cultural laboratory of tomorrows’ art. During the years, Het Apollohuis became an example of non governamental art institution, a pool of creative artistic energy and investment, and became a reference point for open-minded artists all over the world. [invitation]
Between 1980–2001 Het Apollohuis organized 253 exhibitions and installations, 476 concerts and performances, 46 public lectures and symposia and several of festivals (like “ECHO”: The Images of Sound II. in 1987, FLEA Festival in 1997, etc.). Some of those artists who had participated in their programs during the 21 years: Esther Ferrer, Boris Nieslony, Arnold Dreyblatt, Phil Niblock, Joe Jones, Jürgen Olbrich, Remko Scha, Jackson MacLow, Anne Tardos, Jaap Blonk, Paul Dutton, J.H.Kocman, Terry Fox, Eric Andersen, Alison Knowles.
Hungarian artists were: Group 180 (1984), Péter Forgács and Tibor Szemző (1985, 1988), Sándor Kardos and the Horus Archive (1988).
B+B at home with Artpool
HUNGARY CAN BE YOURS! /
In 1984, the exhibition Hungary can be yours! / International Hungary organized by Artpool at the Club for Young Artists in Budapest was shut down only hours after opening. The secret agent reporting on the exhibition at the time claimed that the works ‘mock and attack our state and our social order as well as the state security organs’.
György Galántai, the instigator of this exhibition, and founder with Julia Klaniczay of the Artpool Art Research Centre in Budapest, will present documentation from the original exhibition, the last to be banned in Hungary. The secret police documents and material from subsequent reconstructions of Hungary can be yours! will also be on display.
Tuesday 5 August 1900h
Screening of Vacation. The Story of the Chapel Studio of Balatonboglár 1970–1973 (1998, 66 min., English subtitles) followed by a discussion with György Galantai.
The Balatonboglár Chapel Studio was a summer studio for Hungarian avant-garde artists and guest artists from abroad run by György Galantai from 1970–73. The Chapel Studio was closed by the authorities in 1973 on the grounds that its activities fed the underground roots of Hungarian avant-garde practices. This presentation coincides with the launch of a new publication outlining the history of the Chapel.
Thursday 7 August 1900h
Presentation about the history of the Artpool Archives by Judit Bodor art historian, followed by an informal discussion about the Hungary Can Be Yours! / International Hungary exhibition with György Galántai and Julia Klaniczay.
HUNGARY CAN BE YOURS! / International Hungary is a preview to the Magyar Magic - Hungary in Focus 2004 one-year long celebration of Hungarian culture and is supported by the Hungarian Cultural Centre in London and Visiting Arts.
[press: Magyar Magic season, Budapest Sun, 2003.06.12., Volume: XI Issue: 24]
[press: Pauline van Mourik Broekman, Relational History, Mute, Culture and Politics after the Net, 2004. no. 27. (winter/spring), 24–25. p.]
an event of the Ultrasound Festival
Gert-Jan Prins composer (The Netherlands)
presents his composing techniques to the audience.
Gert-Jan Prins demonstrates how he creates his sounds with the help of radio and television-technique.
A conversation follows the event.
Billboard exhibitions at the Budapest Autumn Festivals
28 opusculums from the 280 billboard notices of ten years’ span
addressed to persons of the third kind [invitation]
“There are people who write because they think
that it still makes sense. There are people who
do not write anymore but go back to nursery school.
And at last there are those who write
while being conscious that their activity makes no sense.”
Though Flusser wrote his essays to the people of the first and second type,
he addressed them to those of the third kind.
PERSONALITIES, ART AND WORLD
OF THE THIRD KIND
The threefold starting point of the international exhibition and event is
three persons – three attitudes – three perspectives:
Marcel Duchamp makes a proposition to change the personality,
Ben Vautier to change art, Sándor Altorjai to change the world. [invitation]
LOOK OUT, THE MEMES ARE COMING!
Zoltán Sebők’s infectious lectures on cultural infection
Although still a young discipline, memetics makes a dynamic progress by drawing on from different fields of science. Namely genetics, the theory of evolution, informatics, virology, psychology, and the cognitive sciences. It already plays the role among sciences that once semiotics had. It is concerned with the information patterns named memes which biologist Richard Dawkins had originally defined as the cultural equivalents to genes and viruses. Putting forward his ideas in his book The Selfish Gene, Dawkins himself has created an effective meme, infecting the thoughts of his fellow-researchers. This is no wonder since in this discipline, fight goes on for one of the rarest treasure of the information society, attention, while our brains prove to be a dunghill in which the seeds of others’ ideas come to new life. [invitation]
“there is no such thing as memetics”
a metaphor of the memes comes to life
a lecture by Anett Ragó and Péter György [invitation]
Zoltán Sebők’s last infectious lecture on cultural infection
LOOK OUT, THE MEMES ARE COMING!
can be watched again on video from 4 p.m.
MEMORY OF THE THIRD KIND – THE CONNECTION
If the organs do not bear the other’s
sprinkling the oars with camomile as a
memento, there is no memory. There is presence.
SÁNDOR ALTORJAI AND MIKLÓS ERDÉLY
Recollections, and those who recall them, some documents and discussions about the
people who can exercise mutual influence [invitation]