[events from ‘92] [publications from ‘92] [magyar]



27 January 2004, 5 p.m. - Műcsarnok

information as

invisible MaSter

(an improbable combination of elements)

a lecture with internet presentation by György Galántai

Visual, sound and text documents about
Miklós Erdély and Sándor Altorjai,
the people who can exercise mutual influence.

3 February–2 May, 2004 - Millenáris Park, Exhibition Hall D


Alternative Culture in Central and Eastern Europe
from the 1960s to the 1980s

The Russian word Samizdat means “publishing by yourself”: “You write by yourself, edit by yourself, you censor by yourself, you distribute by yourself and you do time for it by yourself as well.” (Vladimir Bukovsky)
Everything the authorities in the Soviet dictatorships prohibited or that censorship did not permit found its ways into intellectual underground: out of posters and leaflets and typed or printed books, out of stamps and photographs and provocative works of arts there arose a cosmos apart, unique and colourful.

Samizdat existed in all countries of the Soviet sphere of power. It gained its widest circulation in the former USSR, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary and the GDR. With its 400 exhibits, the Samizdat exhibition attempts to rescue this fascinating and colourful world from oblivion.

The exhibition was shown in the year 2000 in Berlin, and 2002 in Prague and Brussels, to great acclaim. For the Budapest presentation more documents (partly from the Artpool archive) were added to the show concerning Hungarian political and cultural opposition.

25 February, 2004, 5 p.m. - Millenáris Park, Exhibition Hall D, Auditorium
in the framework of Samizdat Wednesdays

Balatonboglár - Chapel Studio (1970–1973)

round table discussion with
György Galántai, Péter György, István Hajdu, Edit Sasvári

Film screenings before and after the discussion:
Kultúr/Galántai/domb (Culture/Galántai/Hill) - a film by György Galántai, MTV, V. Stúdió, Fríz Produceri Iroda, 1992
Vacation. The Story of the Chapel Studio of Balatonboglár 1970–1973, a film by Árpád Soós, Róbert Római and Edit Sasvári, MTV, 1998)

27 May–10 June, 2005 - Artpool P60 - Wednesdays and Fridays 4–6 p.m. (and occasionally till September)

20 March– 3 April, 2004 - Artpool P60

As a program of the Budapest Spring Festival


Two European Art Tour projects by Artpool.
Documentary exhibition and web documentation. [invitation] [video]

25 March, 2004

Artpool was founded twenty-five years ago on 25. March 1979!

20–30 April, 2004 - Artpool P60


Exhibition of the Painting Department of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts
(class of Dóra Maurer)

opening performance at 6 p.m. 20. April, 2004 [invitation] [video]

exhibitiors: Karin Elisa Baumgartner, Bács Emese, Benke Ádám, Csató József, Deli Anna, Farkas Rita, Gazdag Péter, Győri Márton, Huszánk Szilárd, Yvonne Jenter, Kántor Ágnes, Kemény Juli, Király György, Kiss Adél, Kiss Miklós - Szigeti Gábor Csongor, Krakovszky Barbara, Ludmann György, William Mackrell, Miklós Hajnal, Nagy Barbara, Schumy Kolos, Sternberg Sylvia, Simon Gergely, Soós Nóra, Takács Eszter, Tóth Eszter, Vass Nicolas, Veres Gábor

23 April, 2004 - Performance Art Centre, Lublin

Archiving Performance / Performing the Archive

Presentation by Judit Bodor

Between February and May, 2004 in the framework of “Europe: Art’s Spots” a series of lectures and presentations will be held at the Performance Art Centre in Lublin (Poland) where the most significant art spaces organising performances will be presented. Beside Artpool invited spaces and projects are the French Polysonneries Festival, Akenaton from Ajacco, the German E.P.I. Zentrum, and the Dutch Het Apollohuis.

7–8 August, 2004 - Artpool Studio, Budapest II., Kavics utca 3.

Artpool’s guest: Ryosuke Cohen

Ryosuke Cohen calls his mail art works ‘Brain Cells’, because the conception behind and the operation of his system is similar to how neurons function in the brain. In the series of his ’Portrait Project’ Cohen recycled the former ’Brain Cells.’ As the postal correspondence was not enough to realize the work he started to organize tours in different parts of the world. His aim is to personally meet those (artists) who are inclined to become the face or body model of his “fractal portrait”-series. Artpool is one of the stops during his Central-European tour.

17 August, 2004 - Artpool Archive, Budapest VI., Liszt Ferenc tér 10.

Artpool’s guest: Charlton Burch

Charlton Burch (Birmingham, Michigan) Editor and publisher of the alternative arts magazine, Lightworks.

10 September, 2004 - Artpool Archive, Budapest VI., Liszt Ferenc tér 10.

Artpool’s guest: Ruth and Marvin Sackner

Ruth and Marvin Sackner founded the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry in Miami Beach, Florida in 1979. Its initial mission was to establish a collection of books, critical texts, periodicals, ephemera, prints, drawings, collages, paintings, sculptures, objects, manuscripts, and correspondence dealing with precedent and contemporary, internationally produced, concrete and visual poetry. The historic examples included works with concrete/visual poetic sensibilities from such twentieth century art movements as Italian Futurism, Russian and Eastern European Avant Garde, Dada, Surrealism, Bauhaus, De Stijl, Ultra, Tabu-Dada, Lettrisme, and Ultra-Lettrisme.

24–25 September, 2004 - Pécs, Civil Közösségek Háza

Chances of Cultural Science in Hungary

As part of the conference in the framework of the PhD program “Metamorphosis of Modernity: Perspectives of Cultural Science”, Júlia Klaniczay presents the activities of Artpool Art Research Center

15 October, 2004 - 6 p.m. - Artpool P60

Report of the Raiffeisen Bank grantees in 2004
for researches in contemporary art history issues

Pál Bial: Mail art in Hungary (1971–1987)
Invited guest speaker: Annamária Szőke

Judit Bodor: Issues and Questions of Archiving Contemporary Art. Contemporary Art Archives.
Invited guest speaker: Péter György [video]

Greetings and keynote speeches by:
Ildikó Petheő (Department of Marketingcommunication)
and Júlia Klaniczay (Artpool) [invitation]

In 2004 Raiffeisen Bank offered 40,000 HUF monthly grant for two young art historians who make their researches in those topics of contemporary art which are connected to Artpool Art Research Center’s interests.

20 October, 2004 - from 6 p.m. - Artpool P60

On the birthday of the first hungarian avant-garde poet, Bálint Balassi (1554–1594)

Artpool’s Guest: Arrigo Lora-Totino

Host of the event: Endre Szkárosi

Italian artist, Arrigo Lora-Tottino’s permanent innovations in art include extension of sound into the space of movement (poesia ginnica, “gymnastic poetry”) or into another state (poesia liquida, “liquid poetry”).
“Sound art, as it colors the world of words by tone and rythym, go beyond the limits of mental readibility and abandons itself to radio, to magnetic tape, to disc and - what is more important - to direct relationship with the audience during the act of rectitation, which might even be finished with improvisation.” [invitation]

5–19 November, 2004 - Artpool P60

Autumn research project at Artpool

The Telematic Society:
art in the ‘fourth dimension’

international exhibition-event (call for participation) [invitation] [video]

28 December, 2004 - from 6 p.m. - Artpool P60

ME-mories of re-ME-mbrance

“ME - rhizome”

What might be the “inculturation” of faith in art?

Miklós Erdély (1994–2004)
videoshots and websites [invitation]

Screening of the video-documents from the Miklós Erdély Year (1994): László Beke (25 March 1994), Péter György (13 April 1994), Ákos Birkás (22 April 1994), Dóra Maurer (29 April 1994). The Miklós Erdély chronology (1994–2004) and new web pages are published via the internet.