EVENTS IN 2008
2008 - THE YEAR OF THE EIGHT IN ARTPOOL
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.
January 2008, from 5 pm - Artpool
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]
from 5:30 pm - Presentation
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
20 January 2008, from 4 pm - Artpool P60
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
Krakow venue - after Berlin and Vilnius - of the big touring exhibition monitoring Fluxus networks in Central and Eastern Europe.
20 February 2008. - Artpool Archive
Connection Based Art As Informative Poetry
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
16 April - 30 May 2008 (open by appointment) - Artpool P60
opening event on 16 April at 6:30 pm. [invitation]
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
Budapest venue - after Berlin, Vilnius and Krakow - of the big touring exhibition monitoring Fluxus networks in Central and Eastern Europe
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
28 May 2008, from 6.00 pm - Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle Budapest
Communication & Németh
- Gábor Hushegyi – Zsolt Sőrés: Transart Communication - Performance & Multimedia Art, Studio erté 1987–2007 (presentation by Bálint Szombathy)
Gábor Hushegyi: Németh (presentation by Erzsébet Tatai).
5–6 June 2008. - Intermédia Department, Hungarian University of Fine Arts
commemorate the 80th anniversary of Miklós Erdély
Péter Fuchs is representing Artpool with his report entitled, Miklós Erdély, Artpool, and the CC (Creative Commons)
20 June 2008. - Arpool Archives
27 June 2008, 7.00 pm - Gödör Klub
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) - Lendvai Ádám Ádám Lendvai (video artist)
12 July 2008 – 7 September 2008 - CHB Moholy-Nagy Gallery
HEAVENLY PEACE 1919–2008
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”.
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
Tallinn venue - after Berlin, Vilnius, Krakow and Budapest - of the big touring exhibition monitoring Fluxus networks in Central and Eastern Europe.
10 October 2008, 18.00 pm - Artpool P60
Little Hungarian Metro Biennial
Opening remarks by Dóra Maurer
The exhibition is on view through 22 October 2008, by appointment only.
3 December 2008. - Artpool Archive
5 December 2008. - Artpool Archive
5 December 2008. - Artpool Archive
16 December 2008. - Artpool Archive