János SZIRTES: Sstrong Jánoss. Selected performances from the '80s September 04, 2018 - October 27, 2018

János Szirtes (b.1954, Budapest) is an iconic figure of Hungarian contemporary art, a painter, graphic artist, performer, video and media artist, pedagogue of great stature, head of the Media Design Department of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest. 

Besides his academic studies at the universities of fine arts in Bratislava and Budapest at the end of the 1970s, János Szirtes’s four-decade-long career encompassing several artistic genres was largely influenced by his involvement into several outstanding underground art workshops at the beginning of the 1980s. His artistic credo holds the influences of the creative research and interdisciplinary approach towards art adopted by the legendary Indigo-group led by Miklós Erdély, the free Dadaist atmosphere characteristic to the Lajos Vajda Studio of Szentendre, as well as Tibor Hajas’s new approaches towards performance art. 

His recent exhibition at the Várfok Project Room will concentrate on the first decade of his supreme performance art. Through the archive photos, performance objects and videos such performances will relive as the Passing Nausea (1980), the Erőss János (1982) or the Avanti (1983) which have a great art historical importance. 

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