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



The product of the four numerical digits and number two is eight; the four digits represent dimension, number two means doubt, while number eight is the unrepeatable element in the program. […] The tradition of doubt is integral to the tradition of science: science itself, the research aspiring to truth, stems from the tradition of doubt. […] Is each human being of the future a potential creator then? Yes s/he is, since telematic dialogue is not only a strategy for the production of information, but first and foremost, a school for creation; the school of freedom.

13 January 2008, from 5 pm - Artpool P60

HistoRAY JOHNSON Fan Club Meeting

HistoRAY Johnson Fan Club Meeting” An exhibition of seventeen rarely seen photographic portraits of the artist Ray Johnson will open simultaneously at the Mistretta Galleries in Locust Valley, New York and at Artpool Art Research Center in Budapest. This dual international presentation will celebrate the image and correspondence art of Ray Johnson (1927–1995) on the thirteenth anniversary of his death. [invitation]

Photographs by Joan Harrison and Michael E. Ach (USA)

from 5:30 pm - Presentation
of the catalogue “Hommage à Marcel Duchamp” documenting the event (symposium, concerts and exhibition) “In the Spirit of Marcel Duchamp” organised by György Galántai (Artpool) and Péter György (Department of Aesthetics of the Eötvös University) in 1987.

Published by Artpool (for the event: “Memory-traces of Duchamp in Hungary” held at Artpool P60, Budapest, 2007, on the occasion of Marcel Duchamp’s 120th birthday)

from 6 pm

documentary about Ray Johnson
“HOW TO DRAW A BUNNY” (2000), 90 min
[excerpt] [filmforum]

20 January 2008, from 4 pm - Artpool P60


Nicola Frangione

sound and video poetry performance

Nicola Frangione’s sound poetry and concerts are oriented towards what some artists define as “art dramaturgy”. Gestures as a key form of expression are a distinguishing feature of his work. On the one hand, his vocality takes an active part in the performances of the body, playing the same role as the other linguistic elements; on the other, it stands out thoroughly, in a sound-focused dimension connected with both texts and music according to interdisciplinary approaches, harmonizing with the main orientation of “sound poetry”, which is the name for half a century’s practice and pragmatic observation. (Giovanni Fontana) [invitation]

Nicola Frangione was born in Forenza (Potenza), Italy, in 1953. He has been living and working in Monza since 1972, as an interdisciplinary artist experimenting with several techniques: visual arts, audio art and sound poetry, video-art and visual poetry.

Host of the evening: Endre Szkárosi

Event supported by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura

7 February–30 March 2008 - Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow

Fluxus East


Krakow venue – after Berlin and Vilnius – of the big touring exhibition monitoring Fluxus networks in Central and Eastern Europe.

As an interactive exhibition, FLUXUS EAST aims to facilitate a profound encounter with ideas, works and texts – some presented as facsimiles to permit intense study.

20 February 2008 - Artpool Archive

Artpool’s Guests

Casco, Office for Art, Design and Theory from Utrecht – Emily Pethick (director), Celine Condorelli (architect), Kasia Korczak (designer), Annette Krauss (artist), Wendelien van Oldenborgh (artist) and others.

Artpool was represented by Júlia Klaniczay, conversation was moderated by Katarina Sevic (IMPEX – Contemporary Art Provider) … [photos]

19, 21, 26, 28 March 2008 6 to 8 p.m. -Artpool P60

As a program of the Budapest Spring Festival

Connection Based Art As Informative Poetry

Inquiring Worlds Meeting in Time

study exhibition event, curator: György Galántai

[…] According to the earliest dimensionist (N+1/1912), Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) who dealt with the question of the fourth dimension “Taste is bad because it averts examination.”

Charles Sirato (1905–1980), in his Dimensionist Manifesto contends that the dimensionist plus one dimension (N+1), opens the way to the weighty spiritual/intellectual consequence of this fundamental change. […] The essence of Dimensionism is as follows: it is deductive with respect to the past; inductive with respect to the future, and alive in the present.

Ray Johnson (1927–1995) understood the “closed and completely controlled cosmic space” as atomic information carrying particles. These particles – the “moticos” – are already elements of a differently coded écriture, a means of a relational system, and instigators of the cognition of computational reading.

Dimensionist Worldwide Meeting

N+1/2008 – the dimensionist present

The Dimensionist Human Being experiences the constant changes of the perpetually unfolding moment as a plus one dimension. [call / invitation]

31 March 2008 - Artpool Archive, Artpool P60

Artpool’s Guests

Group from Braunschweig University
art, cultural management and art theory students, accompanied by Werner Meyer, director of Kunsthalle in Göppingen and Annett Reckert, teacher of Braunschweig University of Art … [photos]

(all participants of the workshop “The abolition of audience”, part of the exhibition “Body Exercises” in Dunaújváros)

16 April–30 May 2008 (open by appointment) - Artpool P60



opening event on 16 April at 6:30 pm. [invitation]

Geoffrey Hendricks
will speak and perform some scores of Robert Watts

The exhibition is the first presentation in Budapest of Robert Watts’ big size silkscreen prints from 1987 and accompanies the Budapest venue of the Fluxus East exhibition.

The Flux Med collection and the photos documenting Bob Watts in work are a donation to Artpool’s Fluxus collection by Francesco Conz and Archivio F. Conz.

For the exhibition an amply illustrated English-Hungarian catalogue is published by Artpool with an introduction by Francesco Conz, essays written by artist friends/colleagues Geoffrey Hendricks and Larry Miller, as well as an up to date biography and bibliography

18 April–1 June, 2008 - Ludwig Múzeum - Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

Fluxus East


Budapest venue – after Berlin, Vilnius and Krakow – of the big touring exhibition monitoring Fluxus networks in Central and Eastern Europe

FLUXUS EAST represents a first stocktaking of the diverse Fluxus activities in the former Eastern Bloc; the exhibition shows parallel developments and artistic practices inspired by Fluxus, which are still adopted by some young artists today. (Curator: Petra Stegmann)

Besides the “classic” Fluxus objects, the display will include photographs, films, correspondence, secret police files, interviews and recordings of music that document the presence of Fluxus in the former Eastern Bloc.

As an interactive exhibition, FLUXUS EAST aims to facilitate a profound encounter with ideas, works and texts - some presented as facsimiles to permit intense study. Thanks to Artpool and György Galántai it is possible to play at Flux Ping Pong [video], and visitors are also invited to explore the Poipoidrome by Robert Filliou (originally presented in 1976 at the Young Artists Club of Budapest and reconstructed by artpool in 1998).

The Budapest exhibition will be completed with Flux Flags from 1992, documents of Ben Vautier’s podium and captions at Liszt Ferenc square in 1993 (BENvauTiER), as well as a selection from Artpool’s Fluxus videos and the website Fluxus@Artpool.

Coordinators in Budapest: Kata Balázs, Róna Kopeczky

Press: Ludwig Museum Shows Fluxus

5 May 2008 - Arpool Archives, Artpool P60

Artpool’s Guests

Zdenka Badovinac, director, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana,
Bartomeu Mari, director, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona,
Barbara Steiner, director, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig and Dóra Hegyi, project leader, tranzit.hu … [photos]

28 May 2008, from 6.00 pm - Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle Budapest

Transart Communication & Németh

A presentation of arts related books published by Kalligram Publishing House, Bratislava

– Gábor Hushegyi – Zsolt Sőrés: Transart Communication – Performance & Multimedia Art, Studio erté 1987–2007 (presentation by Bálint Szombathy)

All the documents on Studio erté collected while preparing the book, and partly utilized in the publication, will be housed by Artpool Art Research Center. The donation ceremony will be held during the presentation of the book.

– Gábor Hushegyi: Németh (presentation by Erzsébet Tatai).
Participants of the discussion: József R. Juhász, Gábor Hushegyi, Ilona Németh, and Zsolt Sőrés.

30 May 2008 - Arpool Archives, Artpool P60

Artpool’s Guests

Francesco Masnata (founder of Galleria La Bertesca-Masnata, Genoa, presenting Fluxus, Pop Art and Arte Povera), and Linda Kaiser, critic, journalist … [photos]

5–6 June 2008 - Intermédia Department, Hungarian University of Fine Arts

ERDÉLY 08|80

Seminar to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Miklós Erdély
Organised by the Intermedia Department, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, and the Miklós Erdély Foundation (EMA)

Péter Fuchs is representing Artpool with his report entitled, Miklós Erdély, Artpool, and the CC (Creative Commons)

18 June 2008 - Arpool Archives, Artpool P60

Artpool’s Guests

Joanna Mytkowska (director, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw) and Christine Macel (contemporary arts curator, Centre Pompidou) … [photos]

20 June 2008 - Arpool Archives

Artpool’s Guest

Danilo Eccher, director, MACRO (Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma) … [képek]

27 June 2008, 7.00 pm - Gödör Klub

Roundtable discussion at Crosstalk Video Art Festival

Subject: Collecting and Presenting Video Art. Technological Limitations and Conservation Matters

Participants: Éva Kozma (C3) – Anna Bálványos (LUMU) – Dóra Halasi (Artpool Art Research Center) – Eike (Videospace) – Ádám Lendvai (video artist)

12 July 2008–7 September 2008 - CHB Moholy-Nagy Gallery


“…According to John Lukacs, ‘the dictatorship of peace’ era started in 1914 to last at least until 1989, but most probably even to date; an epoch that from our perspective, and not without any foundation, appears as one of heavenly peace”.
more about the event in German

The exhibition, which receives support among others from Artpool, features “Culture Hill”, a film by György Galántai made in 1993.

Curator of the exhibition: Dr. Veruschka Baksa-Soós

4 September–23 November 2008 - Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn

Fluxus East


Tallinn venue – after Berlin, Vilnius, Krakow and Budapest – of the big touring exhibition monitoring Fluxus networks in Central and Eastern Europe.

As an interactive exhibition, FLUXUS EAST aims to facilitate a profound encounter with ideas, works and texts – some presented as facsimiles to permit intense study.

10 October 2008, 18.00 pm - Artpool P60

1st Little Hungarian Metro Biennial

An exhibition of works by students of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts

Opening remarks by Dóra Maurer

The exhibition concept: a looped sound recording of texts is audible in the exhibition space. Since all the exhibited works relate to this soundscape, it provides an unusual clue for the visitor to approach works of visual art. Participating in the show are pupils of Eszter Radák and Dóra Maurer (grades 2–5). The students spent 3 weeks coming up with ideas about the actual text to be used. From among an array of ideas (verse, prose excerpts, philosophical texts, and manuals) they chose – in a democratic voting process – a compilation of texts found on walls along metro escalators, read in accordance with the rhythm of the escalator’s movement.

Participants: antalaci, Kata Bereczki, Pálma Béres, Linda Bodolóczki, Rita Bolla, János Brückner, Ádám Csábi, Kitti Gosztola, Eszter Gyalog, Andrea Gyimesi, Anett Hegedűs, Ádám Hollós, h-power, Bea Kendra, Anita Kró, Áron Lakatos, Eszter Nádas, Márton Nemes, Anna Peternák, Róbert Takács, Angelika Tóth, Anna Tóth, Márta Vasvári, Viktória Zakar.

The exhibition is on view through 22 October 2008, by appointment only.

3 December 2008 - Artpool Archive

Artpool’s Guests

Diana BALDON independent curator and art critic (Vienna)
Övül Durmusoglu, independent curator and critic (Istanbul, Vienna)

5 December 2008 - Artpool Archive

Artpool’s Guest

Lilijana Stepančič, art writer, director, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana

5 December 2008 - Artpool Archive

Artpool’s Guests

Kristine Stiles, art historian, critic (Duke University) [see also]
Ana Devič, critic, curator, founding member of WHW [see also]

16 December 2008 - Artpool Archive

Artpool’s Guest

Cosmin COSTINAS, independent curator (Berlin)