EVENTS IN 2004
2004 - THE YEAR OF THE FOUR IN ARTPOOL
27 January 2004, 5 p.m. - Műcsarnok
(an improbable combination of elements)
a lecture with internet presentation by György Galántai
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
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
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.
February, 2004, 5 p.m. - Millenáris
Park, Exhibition Hall D, Auditorium
in the framework of Samizdat Wednesdays
- Chapel Studio (1970-1973)
round table discussion with
György Galántai, Péter György, István Hajdu, Edit Sasvári [video]
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 Budapesti Spring Fesztivál
ARTPOOL ART TOUR 1979, 1982
25 March, 2004
20-30 April, 2004 - Artpool P60
Exhibition of the Painting Department of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts
(class of Dóra Maurer)
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
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
of the Raiffeisen Bank grantees in 2004
for researches in contemporary art history issues
Bial: Mail art in Hungary (1971-1987)
Invited guest speaker: Annamária Szőke
Bodor: Issues and Questions of Archiving Contemporary
Art. Contemporary Art Archives.
Invited guest speaker: Péter György [video]
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
"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
art in the ‘fourth dimension’
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?
(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.