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After the six being a perfect number in multiple senses, seven is again one – by the dimensionist term – N+1. According to the tradition Five is the Principle, Seven represents Fulfilment. Between the two we find Six, the symbol of Creation. The year of the Seven is a year of Self-awareness and Spiritual Development.

21, 23, 28, 30 March, 4 and 6 April 2007 - 6 to 8 p.m. - Artpool P60

As a program of the Budapest Spring Festival

Art in Hungarian, or művészet magyarul (m+m=N+1)

Hommage à Charles Tamko Sirato

lecture-events and background exhibition

lecturers of the Dimensionist evenings:
21 March: András Petőcz
23 March: György Galántai [artpool-link]
28 March: Michel Giroud [web-link]
30 March: Bálint Szombathy
4 April: Gábor Tóth [artpool-link]
6 April: Tibor Papp [artpool-link]

According to the The Dimensionist Manifesto by Charles Sirato (1936) the formula “N+1” expresses the Dimensionist development of the arts. The essence of Dimensionism: Deductive with respect to the past. Inductive with respect to the future. Alive in the present.

At the exhibition Dimensionist works and documents by Charles Tamko Sirato will be shown, as well as Dimensionist works by Gábor Tóth and a selection of Hungarian experimental poetry from the collection of Artpool. [invitation]

Charles Tamko Sirato (1905–1980) is most remembered as a writer of children’s verse but is little known as an avant-garde artistic innovator despite the fact that his Dimensionist manifesto published in 1936 was signed by such artists as Arp, Duchamp, Kandinsky, Moholy-Nagy and Picabia.

23 March–24 June 2007 - Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

As a program of the Budapest Spring Festival and Artpool Art Research Center


Four Decades of Artistamps from Fluxus to the Internet

The artistamp collection of Artpool , which has grown into a worldwide one, celebrates its jubilee this year at the venue where the memorable Stamp Images exhibition was staged in 1987, in the Graphic Cabinet of the Museum of Fine Arts.

The aim of the exhibition is to demonstrate through the informative products created by artists the paradigm change in art. The exhibition displays an expedient representative sample taken from a collection of nearly ten thousand sheets of stamps, comprising works by 250 artists from 25 countries, and created over the last 40 years. [call]

“From the point of view of the artistamp, the two concepts in the exhibition’s title – Fluxus and the Internet – are abstract notions pertaining to the history of art and technology. That’s why I came to the decision that I would create a sphere of concepts which is also abstract but which in itself includes the two other concepts and is able to fill in the entire space between the two endpoints defined by these two concepts. These are: humourism - erotism - time - place - artist - material - structure - function - form - science - art - politics - global - local - glocal - telematic. At first glance these concepts have nothing to do with the artistamp, and even if they had any connection, it would be a vague one. The new function artistamp has in this exhibition is to convey the explosively changing worldview at the turn of the millennium with the help of perspectives offered by these interrelated but at the same time distinct concepts.”
(Kata Bodor: Interview with György Galántai, the curator of the Parastamp exhibition)

Visit the site of the exhibition with views of the Museum and of the exhibition, videos of the opening, etc.
and read the texts of the catalog

26 April 2007, at 4.00 p.m. - Baroque Hall of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest


The Budapest Museum of Fine Arts and Artpool cordially invite you to this public event to meet the artist-curator and the exhibiting artists of the ParaStamp exhibition.

Following the short video-presentation of György Galántai discussion with the artists present: James Warren Felter (Canada), Michael Hernandez de Luna (USA), Patricia Tavenner (USA), Sándor Győrffy, Péter Balázs Kovács, András Lengyel, Gábor Tóth (Hungary)

To commemorate the meeting and to the delight of collectors and the artists:
special rubber-stamp cancelling and dedication of the catalog and the poster of the exhibition by the artists and Artpool Artistamp Museum.

10 May 2007 - Artpool Archives, Budapest VI., Liszt Ferenc tér 10.

Artpool’s Guest: Demosthenes Agrafiotis

Demosthenes Agrafiotis is a Greek experimental poet (visual and verbal) active in the fields (and their interactions) of poetry / painting / photography / intermedia. Special interest for the relations between art and techno-science. (stamp-image from 1982). Professor of sociology of the National School of Public Health, Athens. Author of several poetry books and studies, his drawings and photos has been published in Greece and France (especially in the following series: Emmanuel Hocquard’s & Claude Royet-Journoud: Cahiers de Royaumont, and Julien Blaine: Collection du Refuge).
His anthology-review, Clinamen, is publishing since 1990 Greek and international – first of all European experimental art and poetry works.
Alpha-bêtes. De ciel, de terre [pdf]” | “Wishes

11 May 2007 - ELTE Média Centrum, Budapest, Múzeum körút 6–8

Médiahekk 2007 – World Can Be Different! – conference

How to Discover the Hacker Hidden in Us?

a lecture by György Galántai [invitation]

draft: Comparison of statements by Vilém Flusser and Erik S. Raymond

28 June 2007, from 5 pm - Artpool P60

Marcel Duchamp, the inventor of the 100% recycling art,
one of the signatories of Charles Tamko Sirato’s Dimensionist Manifesto
was born 120 years ago [invitation]

Hommage à Marcel Duchamp

first public presentation of the non edited documentary video of the
held at the Department of Aesthetics of the Eötvös University, Budapest, 11.12.1987
(camera: István Jávor)

– concerts on the sound sculptures of György Galántai by
Tibor Szemzö (excerpts at youtube)
András Wilheim & Zoltán Rácz (excerpts at youtube)
István Márta (excerpts at youtube)

– 5 minutes lectures
by artists and critics (in Hungarian)

24 August–23 September 2007. - Szentendrei Képtár, Szentendre

Small Hungarian Performance History

(examples of the genre)

the exhibition is open till midnight on August 24–26, in the framework of the series of events: “Szentendre is Open Day and Night”. [photos / video]

On the exhibition videos are presented from Artpool’s performance video collection
(Gábor Altorjay, Miklós Zoltán Baji, Béla Kelényi, Gergely Molnár (Spiel!), Monty Cantsin (Amen), Róbert Swierkiewicz, János Szirtes, Endre Szkárosi and others)

27 September–4 November 2007 - Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin



FLUXUS EAST represents a first stocktaking of the diverse Fluxus activities in the former Eastern Bloc; the exhibition shows parallel developments and artistic practices inspired by Fluxus, which are still adopted by some young artists today. Besides the “classic” Fluxus objects, the display will include photographs, films, correspondence, secret police files, interviews and recordings of music that document the presence of Fluxus in the former Eastern Bloc. As an interactive exhibition, FLUXUS EAST aims to facilitate a profound encounter with ideas, works and texts – some presented as facsimiles to permit intense study. Thanks to Artpool and György Galántai it is possible to play at FLUX PING PONG [video], and visitors are also invited to explore the POIPOIDROME by Robert Filliou (originally presented in 1976 at the Young Artists Club of Budapest and reconstructed by artpool in 1998).

With Gábor Altorjay, Eric Andersen, Tamás St. Auby, Azorro, Robert Filliou, György Galántai, Geoffrey Hendricks, Dick Higgins, Tadeusz Kantor, Milan Knízák, Alison Knowles, Július Koller, Jaroslaw Kozlowski, Vytautas Landsbergis, George Maciunas, Jonas Mekas, Larry Miller, Ben Patterson, Mieko Shiomi, Slave Pianos, Endre Tót, Gábor Tóth, Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, Jirí Valoch, Ben Vautier, Branko Vucicevic, Emmett Williams
curator: Petra Stegmann

27–28 September 2007 - House of World Cultures, Berlin

Fluxus Conference: Networks between West and East

7–21 October 2007 - General Public, Berlin


Rock music in Film | Television | Music clips
media censorship in Hungary, GDR and post-1990 Germany

Film Program:
25–31 October 2007 - Kino in der Brotfabrik, Berlin

curator: Natalie Gravenor

The exhibition based on a yearlong research (held partly at Artpool Art Research Center) shows among others several pieces (posters, videos and other documents) from the Artpool archive. [photos]

10–19 October 2007 - open from 5 to 7 pm - Artpool P60


site specific interactive sound-light installation
by Pascal Dombis and Thanos Chrysakis

opening speech:
Peter Fuchs

10 October 2007 at 6:30 pm

Pascal Dombis is a French visual artist who explores the results of an abuse of technological processes in order to confront the human viewer with his own primal irrationality.
Thanos Chrysakis is a London-based Greek composer/installation artist that is interested in the perception of sound, and how we apprehend space by means of it, usually setting conditions of spatial structures through multichannel sound installations. [invitation]

Pascal Dombis and Thanos Chrysakis have collaborated on several interactive video installations since 2004. The creation of //BLINK// has been decided during Process Revealed at Artpool P60 in April 2006, where both were participants and has been developed especially for Artpool P60 and uses the technological blink phenomenon to explore emerging audio and visual structures.

//BLINK// examines un-controlled generated blinking structures. It’s set of rules and conditions brings it close to the Gestalt theory, and some of its investigations on light blinking experiences. It also relates to different examples, across the ages, that tempted to open up new fields through the phenomenon of flickering : from Nostradamus experiments to Brion Gysin’s “dream machine”.

more about the installation >>

Realised thanks to the help of the French Institute in Budapest

BLINK brochure (pdf, 1,7 MB)

27–28 October 2007, from 11 am. to 10 pm. - Petőfi Irodalmi Múzeum / Museum of Literature

Literary Groups in the Kádár-era

4th Autumn Festival of the Belletrist Association

Detailed program (in Hungarian):
27 October
28 October

Several documents (photo, sound, video) from the Artpool archives relating to underground performances and readings in the 1980s are presented on this Festival.
Many of these writings were first published in the 1–11 issues of AL / Alternative / Artpool Letter - the samizdat art review published by Artpool between 1983 and 1985.
Each issue of this independent illegal review with sound documents, links and a topical content is now available to read and to hear online (in Hungarian).

30 November 2007–13 January 2008 - Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius

Fluxus East

Fluxus Networks in Central Eastern Europe

Vilnius venue – after Berlin – of the big touring exhibition monitoring Fluxus networks in Central and Eastern Europe.

As an interactive exhibition, FLUXUS EAST aims to facilitate a profound encounter with ideas, works and texts – some presented as facsimiles to permit intense study.