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György GALÁNTAI’s diary (1972)

Meeting of Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian artists – exhibition, actions

Saturday: A conversation outdoors. The basic plan of the meeting is the documentation of the meeting itself. There were approximately fifteen Hungarian and fifteen Czech artists who took part. They were together from 2:00 p.m. on Saturday until 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. There were actions in the meantime.
Beke: on three walls facing the door
Czech – Slovak – Hungarian
words – words – words
On the big wall: Beke’s handshake concept
Beke’s action: approximately 15×15 photos of Czech and Hungarian artists shaking hands.
Pauer: pseudo-cards on the right-hand side of the door, made together [with the participants]
Szentjóby: Rob Nieco Aby
Som Mohol
Pomahat!
Imre Bak brought exercise books and handed out envelopes; everyone put their fingerprints inside, then sealed it and put their names and the date on it, Balatonboglár, 27. 08. 1972. 12.03
Miklós Erdély’s photo on the right-hand side of the door, on the column next to Pauer’s wall: three photos of girls (portraits), the bottom and the top are x, the middle one y (twins).
J. H. Kocman Stamp Activity Love cards on the wall, to the left from the entrance.
Péter Türk’s complaint wall.
Endre Tót’s telegram.
László Méhes wrote a text with white chalk on a white base.
Legéndy: filled in the appeal.
Stano Filko distributed his catalogs.
Péter Halász’s suggestion was not realized: everyone would have gone to the chapel, blindfolded, holding hands. (Documented by photographs.)


Source: Törvénytelen avantgárd. Galántai György balatonboglári kápolnaműterme 1970–1973 [Illegal Avant-garde, the Balatonboglár Chapel Studio of György Galántai 1970–1973], eds. Júlia Klaniczay and Edit Sasvári  (Artpool–Balassi, Budapest, 2003): 142.

On the website of Artpool Art Research Center

 


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