Exhibitions, presentations: history of Artpool.
Four new projects: Artistamp Museum, The World Congress of Decentralized Network, Újkapolcs Gallery, Fluxus Flags.
ARTPOOL ART RESEARCH CENTER – dr. Miklos Marschall Vice-Mayor of Budapest inaugurated the Center. Opening week 23–27 March: György Galántai received visitors every afternoon. (more)
(subsequent opening hours: Wednesday and Friday 2–6 p.m.)
In 1992 Artpool presented its former activities little known to the public.
During the presentations one could see and listen simultaneously to 5–10 topics presented in different ways, such as exhibit, installation, portfolio, slide-projector, video and sound-show, electronic message display etc. Additional material was available in the Center’s bookstore such as art-books, scholarly books, catalogues, magazines, sound cassettes and sound CDs, postcards, etc.
OPENING EXHIBITION (more)
“TÜKÖR MIRROR SPIEGEL MIROIR”
(org. by L. Beke and first shown in Balatonboglár, Chapel Studio, 5–11 August 1973)
Installed mirror-works by 35 artists, catalogue introduction by László Beke. (more)
MARCEL DUCHAMP WAS BORN 100 YEARS AGO
(originally presented at the Aesthetics Department of ELTE, 17 December 1987, M. D. symposium). Installation: portfolio, video. (more)
FLUXUS AND OTHER EARLY STAMP IMAGES (1941–1974)
The exhibition announced the creation of the Artistamp Museum of Artpool. Its collection which also holds the estate of the Canadian philatelist Mike Bidner, is one of the largest in the world. (more)
SLIDEBANK (continuous slide-projection)
Exhibitions at the Chapel Studio in Balatonboglár 1970–1973 (a slide documentation), Correspondence Art, Computer Works. (more)
SOUND ARCHIVE – broadcast of “Artpool Radio 1–8”, documents of sound poetry. (more)
ELECTRONIC MESSAGE DISPLAY – “Electronic Poetry”
TEXTS / CONCRETE POETRY (originally exhibited at Balatonboglár, Chapel Studio, 1973, the first exhibition of visual poetry in Hungary) Gáyor-Mauer-Archive’s collection of concrete poetry, works by 48 artists. (more)
250 MEMORIAL STAMP IMAGES OF 150 HUNGARIAN ARTISTS FROM THE WORLD ART POST COLLECTION – exhibition of the Artistamp Museum (more)
STRANGE PIECES OF ART – works by 37 artists from the art object collection of Artpool. (more)
CITY TRANSFORMING IDEAS – selection from Artpool’s picture postcard collection, works by 22 artists. (more)
SLIDE BANK (continuous slide-projection)
Art Diary 1973–74 made by Gyula Gulyás, János Gulyás, Maurer Dóra. Works of 28 Hungarian artists
Stamp Images on Computer. Works by 19 artists
The slide as a medium (1976) Dóra Maurer’s collection, works by 17 artists. (more)
ELECTRONIC MESSAGE DISPLAY: Fluxus Statements
Texts by George BRECHT, John CAGE, Giuseppe CHIARI, Miklós ERDÉLY, Robert FILLIOU, Ken FRIEDMAN, Geoff HENDRICKS, Shigeko KUBOTA, George MACIUNAS, Ben VAUTIER. (more)
VIDEOFILMS: “Aktion Kunst International”
“International Art Action" by Valie Export, Hungarian text by Dóra Maurer
“The Second Festival of Free Expression” a film about the event held in Paris, in the American Center in 1965, organised by Jean Jacques Lebel
“Polyphonix 4” festival of sound poetry in Paris, 1982. (more)
SOUND WORKS “Poésie Sonore Internationale”
International sound poetry publication edited by Henri CHOPIN. (more)
AUDIO-VISUAL AND ELECTRONIC
creativity training and exhibition with children
Motto: we build something from what we have got, and that we have got is inside of us.
Available tools: felt-tips, paper, scissors, glue, and a multi-color copy-machine. The audio equipments are: two tape-recorders and a Casio Rapman. During the 5 days long workshop copies of the first “original” products were transformed, modified and recycled. The walls of the exhibition hall were covered with pictures made by children of different age and skills. Those works together with the background music improvisation gave an idea of how a culture can evolve.
BUDAPEST SESSION OF THE DECENTRALIZED WORLD WIDE NETWORKER CONGRESS
Electro-graphic visual communication on fax with the participation of 86 artists. Exhibition of the sent and received works and results of the copy-art workshop. The first fax-action and exhibition by Artpool.
From the session a news-letter called “Artpool Faxzine” was faxed daily to all around the world. The “Networker Post” stamp-sheet got ready and became the starting-point of another project. A catalogue has been published of the event. (more)
SUBJECT MATTER: THE NETWORK (more)
STAMP-SHEETS by the Network 1976–1992. Exhibition of collective stamp works by 500 artists from the Artistamp Museum’s collection. (more)
“TWO NETWORK MAGAZINES”. The COMMONPRESS (1977–1984) edited by Pawel Petasz (Poland) is one pole of the genre. The DOC(K)S (1976–1987), edited and published by Julien Blaine (France) is located on the other pole. Issue 51 of COMMONPRESS was published by Artpool, and its title was “Hungary”. (more)
“ART UMBRELLAS ON POSTCARDS”
Selection from the Artpool project of 1981 (APS no. 8). (more)
“DECENTRALIZED WORLD WIDE NETWORKER CONGRESS” - BUDAPEST SESSION, 24–26 August 1992
Exhibition of works done during the event or received by fax. (more)
SLIDE BANK (continuous slide-projection) presentation of three network ideas such as:
“CLOUD MUSEUM” 1982–1985, project by András Lengyel with 30 participants
“BUDA RAY UNIVERSITY” 1982–1985, Ray Johnson’s first letter, Artpool project with 76 participants
“NEWKAPOLCS GALLERY 1992”
The Audiovisual and Electronic Child Being-Together project by Artpool, collective works, selections. (more)
“NETWORK SOUND WORKS” 1980–1992
Sound works sent by mail by 59 participants. (more)
VIDEO SHOW: “INFERMENTAL NO. III.”, international video magazine, founded by Gábor Bódy. (more)
ELECTRONIC MESSAGE DISPLAY: “Hungarian sayings in the spirit of Fluxus”
Fluxus flags on Liszt Ferenc tér. Artpool invited 100 artists to commemorate the 30 years of the Fluxus movement. 42 artists from 18 countries participated by sending Flux Flags.
The open air show was inaugurated by György Galántai, who read the quotation sent by Ken Friedman and realized his conception.
A bookwork catalogue is documenting the exhibition. (more)
PROGRAMS during the opening hours of the exhibition: 2nd of October: White noise group, 3rd of October: performance by Péter Rónai and Július Koller, artists from Bratislava, performance by János Vető, Pont Theater: IMPROVISATIONS, concert by “Hejettes Szomlyazók”, 4th of October: Orchestra 900709, performance by Éva Szántó, Iván Angelus and the Budapest Dance School. (more)
EXHIBITIONS ABROAD FROM THE ARTPOOL COLLECTION
“World Art Post”, the 1982 artistamp publication as a part of the exhibition “Itinéraire sous forme historique de l’affranchissement postal et artistique et poétique” at Le Refuge, Centre International de Poésie, Marseille, October 1992
“HUNGARIAN STAMP ARTISTS”, the book-work catalogue of the 1982 rubber stamp action became a solo exhibit in the Stamp Art Gallery, San Francisco, 9–31 October 1992