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György GALÁNTAI – manuscript (1998)

Today You Open the Exhibition – responsibility-taking action

In the first version the ribbon was a shred of toilet paper and you could cut it—in other words I thought that everyone should open the exhibition at their own risk, the artists should not be responsible for everything, so I called it the action of assuming responsibility. Since so many people came and we had to replace the ribbon continuously, Haraszty came up with a better version, which I documented with a series of slides.

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): 138.

On the website of Artpool Art Research Center

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