the year 2 is the year of connections characterized by sensitivity and cooperation
FROM EUROPE TO EUROPE
MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE
Documentary exhibition of the 10-years-old Artpool Art Research Center [invitation]
opening of the exhibition 20 March 2002, 6 p.m. by Miklós Marschall,
executive director for East- and Central-Europe of “Transparency International”
SOUND/IMAGE - THE VISIBLE SOUND
Exhibition - event from the works of Endre Szkárosi on his 50th birthday featuring the S.K.¥ (Zsolt Kovács - Zsolt Sőrés) [invitation]
Recollected images from the video-archives of the Új Hölgyfutár.
On the 99th birthday of George Orwell*
THE BOOK (±)SYMMETRY-VIOLATION
(basic examples of the book as a medium)
each symmetry-violation is a process combined with induction of informations. The small damages of symmetry drive every type of development. A totally symmetric universe couldn´t have been be able to grow.
An opened book can be symmetric formally but because of the different informations of its pages this symmetry becomes damaged. Therefore a book originally is an example of symmetry-violation. We are able to raise this approach since the book has become a possible medium of concrete art. These “bookworks”, by reversing time, show the phasis of the history of books, what´s more, they attain the status of counter-example which does not violate symmetry.
This situation is strange because these works interpreted the history of book in material, technical or political-economical context while art played secondary, decorative role in them. Prior to the “elecronic book”, the “artbook” as a medium – with its methaphorical meaning – transformed all the previous laws of bookmaking so that the unsolved questions about the idea prior to the book and its development could surface again.
Is it possible that the so called “end of the history of the book” (Gutenberg-galaxy), – by going back to the origins and revealing every possibility –, could be the reinterpretation of communication? (Galántai György)** [invitation]
* Is it possible that the expedience of science and information – through a systematic but subconscious setback – anticipate the end of the universe, despite the fact, that an utopia – about saving the world – inspire sciences which could be realized through informations? (Baudrillard)
** We have to raise the question of relation between information and communication and have to construe how the communicative manifestations and non-communicative standards of our world do compare – while these standards arise from the functional necessity of our civilisation. (Alpár Losoncz)
Net-field, the theme of the day:
Art & Media
Internet lectures: Hungarian National Gallery, Centrális Gallery, Film.hu, Hungarian University of Applied Arts, Korridor TV, Artpool and the Information Society- and Trend Research Centre
The knowledge-friendly chance*
György Galántai presents the network concept of Artpool
Artpool – founded in 1979 – experienced the special variants of artistic communication by its projects organized on the postal network (mail art) and by researching the possibilities of thought-exchange in communication-art . The result is their archives and the different artwork collections. In 1992 the Artpool Art Research Center had opened its door. As a new project the aim is to build up an interactive (knowledge-friendly) “Univers/ity” from the formerly collected materials in connection with the net outside. Since 1995 the the Arpool has been using the internet by two ways: as a user as well as a supplier.
The day of Mary, Thursday
Memorial evening for those who knew him and want to commemorate,
exhibition from the documents of the Artpool archives [invitation]
Dixi (János Gémes 1943–2002): If the forest is prohibited, what is the shelter for?
Bahia Music: [DIXI LEE] [Dixi halott – Dixi is dead] [Dixi emlékére – To the memory of Dixi] [Dixi nyár volt – It was a Dixi summer] [Számozott Dixi – Numbered Dixi]
Underground Music Cultural Magazine: Balaton + Dixi
A book – co-published by the Artpool and the City Art Museum of Győr – entitled Parallel oeuvres was presented in the Artpool. The publication is connected to the double retrospective exhibition of Tibor Gáyor and Dóra Maurer.
The book was reviewed by László Beke. 20 September, 6 p.m. - Artpool P60 / Doubt Club [invitation]
LE CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ARTISTIQUES ARTPOOL-BUDAPEST A 10 ANS
exhibition of selected documents and works from 1992 to 2002
Works by: Gábor ATTALAI, Lilian A. BELL, Elk Michael BERGER, Julien BLAINE, buZ blurr, Sas COLBY, Luc FIERENS, Frank FOREMAN, Picasso GAGLIONE, György GALANTAI, Geoffrey HENDRICKS, Crackerjack KID, Mario LARA, András LENGYEL, Sophia MARTINOU, Tommy MEW, Emilio MORANDI, Stephen PERKINS, Ben VAUTIER, Robert WATLINGTON
de Julien Blaine
pour deux performances [invitation]
LA PYTHIE (15 min.)
COMMENT SORTIR LA PHRASE DE SA LANGUE,
COMMENT SORTIR LA PHRASE DE SA GANGUE (10 min.)
open air exhibition at the Liszt Ferenc square, Budapest
Artpool Art Reasearch Center presents the texts of 28 poets, philosophers and orators exhibited in advertisement-like typography. The validity of their words span over 2,500 years and deal with the subjects of art, science and politics.
For Hungarian readers: see the exhibited texts [invitation]
The Artpool P60 will house an international exhibition-event looking back on 40 years (1962–2002) of the fluxus movement on the theme of “5+1”: doubt/dualism – scepticism/dubiety – symmetries – dissymmetry/violating symmetry – paradox/paranormal phenomena. The project, in the real – as well as in the virtual (internet) – exhibition space, is to assemble a holistic worldview from the concepts that exist independently and yet inform each other. [invitation]