EVENTS IN 2003
2003 - THE YEAR OF THE THREE IN ARTPOOL
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)
3 March, 6 p.m., Artpool P60
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)
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.
In addition to the theme "Anniversary", a program of the Budapest Spring Festival
14-31 March 2003, Wednesday and Friday, 4-6 p.m., Artpool P60
ANNIVERSARIES OF THE THIRD KIND
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".
9-12 April 2003, Városi Színház
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.
23 May 2003, Friday, 6 p.m. - Artpool P60 - CLUB THREE
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)
3 June 2003, Thuesday, 6 p.m. - Artpool P60 - CLUB THREE
Pauer with his latest pseudo-paintings
pays homage to mysterious Klotild, the woman fighting for glory!
too, pay homage to the glory of the mysterious woman!
(István Antal Gyula Pauer: Pauer poems and writings) [invitation]
4 June 2003,
Wednesday, 8-10 pm
- Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana - THIRD TYPE VISITS
(a lecture organized by SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts-Ljubljana)
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)
research fellow, Judit Bodor art historian, had spent three weeks at
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.
20 June 2003, Friday, from 5 p.m. - Artpool P60 - CLUB THREE
an art space of the third kind - from Holland
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]
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).
5-15 August 2003 - Austrian Cultural Forum (London) - THIRD TYPE VISITS
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.
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.
26 September 2003 (Friday) 11 a.m.-1 p.m.- Artpool P60 - CLUB THREE
event of the Ultrasound
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.
From October 2003. - virtually at Liszt Ferenc tér
Billboard exhibitions at the Budapest Autumn Festivals
7-21 November 2003- Artpool P60
ART AND WORLD
OF THE THIRD KIND
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]
7, 12, 14, 19, 21 November 2003, 6 p.m. - Artpool P60
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]
16 December 2003, 6 p.m. - Artpool P60
“there is no such thing as memetics”
a metaphor of the memes comes to life
a lecture by Anett Ragó and Péter György [invitation]
Sebők`s last infectious lecture on cultural infection
LOOK OUT, THE MEMES ARE COMING!
can be watched again on video from 4 p.m.
28 December 2003, 6 p.m. Camille`s day - Artpool P60 - CLUB THREE
OF THE THIRD KIND –
the organs do not bear the other`s
sprinkling the oars with camomile as a
memento, there is no memory. There is presence.
ALTORJAI AND MIKLÓS ERDÉLY
Recollections, and those who recall them, some documents and discussions about the
people who can exercise mutual influence [invitation]