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



Walk in the impossible. – In case we approach the world with the laws of quantum-mechanics, it is not impossible that all of a sudden an object appears at a site of the space without any reason. That is the way of a transformation from an old reading attitude to a new one, where we jump from a historical, political, judging mind into a cybernetic, playful, reasoning mind. We are going to read with the latter one in the future.

17 January, 2001

for the 1000038th Anniversaire de l’Art (Art’s Birthday)

we updated our FILLIOU WEB-SITE

The French artist, Robert FILLIOU proclaimed Jan.17 (his own Birthday) to be Art’s Anniversary. This arbitrary and revendicative act projected a utopic desire for worldwide official proclamation of Art’s Anniversary by political powers in the spirit of “La Fête Permanente” and recognition of artists’ work and implication. Numerous people and groups celebrate together the Art’s Anniversary, spread the spirit of it and make an effort to get the politicians to appreciate it.

The web-site of the Poipoidrom Project, 1976, Budapest was made to honour Robert Filliou and celebrate the 1000036th Birthday of Art.

24 January 2001, 6 p.m. - Artpool P60

Tutu Tango’s Loves in the Chance Club

Bárdos Deák Ágnes’s talk to Andras Vágvölgyi, the author of the book entitled

Tokyo Underground

The person facing the XXIth century is doing the right thing if he begins the preparation for that in an Asian training-camp. In case we want to see the outlines of the future, we can imagine a sketch of it if we extrapolate the trends of welfare Asian countries of our time. As is said the XIXth century was time of Europe, the XXth time of America and the XXIth century is going to be the time of the Asian-Pacific-Oceanic. (see also: origo/MTI)

19–30 March 2001 - Artpool P60

The events are connected with the motto of the Budapest Spring Festival (“Restored Tradition in the Electric Age”) and with the programme of “Year of Reading in Hungary”. The study-exhibit named


(reactive and trans-contextualized information)

takes seriously the call in Vilem Flusser’s essay titled The Writing. The exhibit does not prove or disprove anything but considers everything by way of conversations.

Opening of the exhibition 19 March, 6 p.m. by A.H. Tillmann and J.A. Tillmann

Based on the general announcement anybody could have participated in the exhibit. On the other hand, founded on the internet documents it had the goal of joining three former congenial projects showed in Műcsarnok (Palace of Exhibitions): “Butterfly Effect-Contemporary Coordinates” (1996), “Perspective” (1999), “Media Model” (2000). Artpool updated the exhibit from its collection so it became the “grouping of multidimensional options”. The direct magic contact with Vilém Flusser was set up through a 42 minute-videofilm by Miklós Peternák and András Sólyom (MTV-FRIZ, 1992). [invitation]

19–20 June 2001 - Artpool P60, open: Wednesday and Friday 6–8 p.m.

IMPOSSIBLE, or struggle for the materialization of the concept

exhibit of former and present students of the Academy of Fine Arts

Opening: 19 June 2001, 6 p.m. [invitation]

The participants of the struggle: József Csató - Nóra Soós - György Takács - Judit Nagy - Márton Győri - Zoltán Till - Róza Reményi - Anita Dorner - Tamás Kaszás - Barbara Follárd - Eszter Takács - Rita Farkas - Marcell Esterházy - Orsi Szemethy - Teréz Szilágyi - Ádám Kokesch - Zsófia Váradi - Ferenc Wanek - Barbara Nagy - S. Örs Barabássy - Gergely Simon - Linda Kallós - Eszter Radák - Miklós Vass - Lázár Fóti. Curated by Dóra Maurer

9 August 2001 - Artpool P60, from 6 p.m.

The Poetic Principle - Festival of Poetry in Budapest

The Impossible Poetry - Text and Visual Arts

exhibition and live program

Sentences on the border-line between picture and language; the encounter of words and images is hidden in constant twilight (Janos Fischer)

Participants: Zoltán Ádám, András Bernát, József Bullás, János Fischer, François Francuz, Nikolaus Gerszewski, János Lackfi, Sándor Pécsi, Anna Rózsahegyi, Gabi Schaffner, Felix Schröder, Ernő Tolvaly, Krisztina Tóth and others.
Curated by: Péter Litván

Stories of the Top of My Head by Gabi Schaffner

International Puns - by Sebeő Talán

19 October–4 November 2001 - Liszt Ferenc tér, Budapest

event of the Budapest Autumn Festival


open air exhibition at the Liszt Ferenc square, Budapest

Artpool’s tenth open-air exhibition displays the autumn poems of Matsuo Basho, foremost master and creator of artistic haiku in the 17th century. The poems are translated by Ákos Fodor, whose 20th century haikus are also exhibited. [invitation]

“Haiku turns two people poets, just like love makes two people lovers. The author is neither a shaman, nor a rhetor or a surgeon. Nor is the reader inferior, enduring or inert. Meeting in this focus, they bond, .heal and get healed, and, as long as they so desire, become something of a Third nature. It is an ascetic form, a protean genre, vivid mentality that creates rather than consumes time and space. Those who can rejoin and touch each other even for a single haiku moment are blissful.” (Ákos Fodor)

19 October–9 November 2001 - Artpool P60

event of the Budapest Autumn Festival


study exhibition on the Hungarian aspects of international Fluxus and Conceptual Art

“As haiku is not simply 17 syllables but a single moment, ‘in some way fluxus was born in the flowing moment’, writes Ken Friedman. ‘Concept art was first materialised with fluxus although it had antecedents centuries before.’ In fluxus activity, behaviour (attitude) and relationship with life are close to Zen-exercises, koans and the moments of haiku. The impossible Realism of fluxus is formed in genre-less genres (intermedia) and the living, mid-state ephemeral actions (event). Conceptual art that wants to surpass fluxus broadens the field of impossible realism by doing research on paradox and tautology.” (György Galántai) [invitation]

27 October–7 December - Centralis Gallery, Budapest

event of the Budapest Autumn Festival

HUNGARY CAN BE YOURS / International Hungary

alternative country image reconstruction from 1984 – with confidential documents

opening: October 27, at 4 pm
opening remarks: Gábor Klaniczay, historian. [video]

In the art of the eighties, Mail Art was what the unlimited World Wide Web is for us today. Contrary to other forms of “art”, Mail Art was neither a medium, nor a trend, but instead a chaotic, random interactive surface open to free movement that (theoretically) could only be governed by postal restrictions.
György Galántai originally intended the materials of the “Hungary Can Be Yours/International Hungary” exhibition for the Hungary issue of Commonpress Mail Art magazine and it only became an exhibition at the request of the Young Artists’ Club. In Orwell’s year, in the era of the “happiest barrack”, the image flowing from the works of 46 Hungarian and 58 artists from 18 countries did not fit the current country image and was banned by the jury at the last moment. In the past few years, in the archives of the Historical Office documents from the Hungarian internal security service III/III were disclosed that provide a detailed description and interpretation / evaluation of the works of the 1984 exhibition and its opening events. Researchers could already see these documents at Artpool P60 in April 2000.The present exhibition, organised in cooperation with the Open Society Archives, is an opportunity for a wider audience to see the original artworks, photos and video recordings taken at the opening, the report of the informer about the event, as well as documents from the 1989 reconstruction - all in the context of the 1984 “official country image”. [MTV video]

7–21 December - Artpool P60


Exhibition of DLA degree students of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts

Opening reception at 7 Decenber, 2001, 7 to 9 p.m.

Balázs József Róbert - Bartha József - Deli Ágnes - Domián Gyula - Farkas Roland - Ferenczy Zsolt - Görgey Géza - Jovánovics Tamás - Kolozsi Tibor - KsPál Szabolcs - König Róbert - Miklósi Dénes - Nagy Imre - Németh Ilona - Pásztor Erika Katalina - Pető Hunor - Révész László László - Szigethy Anna - Szász György - Szabó Ádám - Szegedy-Maszák Zoltán - Somorjai-Kiss Tibor - Zielinski Tibor

Exhibition, idea, curator: Jovánovics György [invitation]

HAFA DLA doctoral programme. Program-leader: Szabados Árpád, rector, Painting: Tölg-Molnár Zoltán, Sculpture: Jovánovics György, Graphic design: Kocsis Imre, Intermedia: Peternák Miklós

21 December

Sad news: our friend, the participant of many Artpool projects, the networker Robin Crozier has died this morning. We will miss him.