THE CHRONOLOGY OF HUNGARIAN
CORRESPONDENCE ART AND MAIL ART

 

[introduction]  [1956-1969]  [1970-1979]  [1980-1989]  [1990-1998]



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26 October 1956: "Unguarded money" action, Budapest – upon the proposal by Miklós Erdély the Hungarian Writers’ Union places six boxes in Pesti Street with the call: “The purity of our revolution allows us to collect money for the families of our martyrs in this way.”


1959-68(?): “The Salons of Pál Petrigalla” Vécsey utca 3. III. 8. (Door 3, 4th floor, 3 Vécsey Street) Budapest: a meeting place for underground culture (lectures, exhibitions, concerts).


4 October–28 November 1961: “prelude of mail art" (1971) – Endre Tót asks Gyula Illyés’ daughter, Ilka, to send him a blank postcard from Tihany every week ("blank messages").


1966 (?): Ken Friedman’s "Fluxus West" project in Hungary

25 June 1966: 20/b Hegyalja Road, Budapest: The first happening in Hungary titled “THE LUNCH (IN MEMORIAM BATU KHAN)” – collaboration between Gábor Altorjai, Miklós Erdély and Tamás Szentjóby

27 December 1966: 6/b Virágárok Street, Budapest: The second happening in Hungary “SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS 1969" (PRAE-ANTIMOTIVUM) designed by Gábor Altorjai


Compiled from Artpool’s documentation by György Galántai in 1998. Please refer to the source if you use any part of this text.

(English translation: Krisztina Sarkady, 2016)



[introduction] [1956-1969] [1970-1979] [1980-1989] [1990-1998]

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