Lectures and discussions about the antecedents and the history of performance art with the participation of its most important hungarian and some significant international representatives. Two international festival of performance-videos from Artpool´s videoarchive.
Other projects: “Artpool’s Art Tour”, Canada, “Horizontal Radio”, Rome, Artpool homepage
19 January 1995., 7 p.m.
Lecture and video presentation of the french multimedia artist and body-performer with the assistance of László BEKE. ORLAN’s aim is to control her body, she gets her face transformed by operations. During the live broadcast of the operation she answers the questions of the audience. “I want my body to be the scene of debates” /Orlan/
22, 24, 29 March 1995., 7 p.m.
The first three lectures of a series organized by Artpool on performance art. László BEKE is talking about the antecedents, the beginning and the general characteristics of this field of art. According to Artpool’s plans, the whole series investigates the body art works, happenings and Fluxus-events in Hungary and abroad, the relationship between performance and other fields of art (including installation, painting, sculpture, theatre, music, poetry, video, dance etc.) and the meaning of performance in broader cultural context (sport, traffic and dressing). Artpool Art Research Center has started to process the documents of hungarian performance art (1965–1995) in 1994. Some documents are already prepared for research in the form of videodocumentations and portfolios in Artpool´s archive, where the videodocumentation of the lecture-series will be also accessible. [original invitation]
36 hour-long screening of performance-videos. Works by 300 artists from 20 countries, classics and current representatives of hungarian and international performance art (catalogue)
23 September–8 October 1995., (Liszt F. Square)
SLOGENS OF ISTVÁN SAJNOS/SORRY
exhibition in the frame of the Budapest Autumn Festival. The exhibition was preceded by public competition. Altogether 267 texts of the 51 participants were published in a catalogue. The participants themselves could vote for the 28 texts that were exhibited on street-boards.
25–29 September, 2–6 October 1995 (Budapest Autumn Festival)
Talk with the artist with the participation of László BEKE and Tibor PAPP. LEBEL is active in many fields and trends of art. His name is connected with the famous/infamous happening-festivals in Paris (1964, ‘65, ‘66) and the organization of the Polyphonix Festivals of Sound Poetry. Videoshow about his works took place in Artpool. [original invitation]
OTHER ARTPOOL EVENTS
20–30 April 1995
ARTPOOL’S ART TOUR CANADA 1995
for the invitation of LE LIEU Centre en art actuel (Québec). The first exhibition of Artpool’s “HANDS” project [participants] and a lecture about the institution. The lecture that took place at the ARTICULE (Montréal) Art Centre was interrupted by Monty Cantsin’s neoist action: “Hold-up at the Artpool Conference”. [poster]
international project in the frame of the Linz ARS ELECTRONICA. 24 hour-long radio broadcast from 14 countries in the same time.
“Artpool Radio’s” program could be heared on 23 radio stations in the world (the program was the co-operation of Artpool and the Hungarian Radio)
the works of the hungarian and italian participants of Artpool’s “Hands” project were exhibited in the HUNGARIAN ACADEMY in Rome.