Underground and Improvisation. Alternative Music and Art after 1968

György Galántai

György Galántai (born in Bikács, Hungary in 1941) was a key figure in Hungarian non-conformist art of the 1970s and 1980s. With his exhibitions at the disused chapel in Balantonboglár from 1970 to 1973, he created a gallery for the neo-avantgarde and for concept art. He combined his interest in performance and sculpture in his 1984/85 sound sculptures, which he saw as an invitation for improvised performance. He combined the fluxus tradition of multiples with the "local" practice of the samizdat. Artpool Radio is a series of eight cassette tapes, which he initiated in 1983 and distributed abroad through mail art campaigns.

 

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