Szirtes János
Selection from performances held at the eighties
8. September 2018. - 27. October
Opening: 7. September 2018 at 18:30
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 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 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 concentrates on the first decade of his performance art, through archive photos, performance objects and videos of such performances as the Passing Nausea (1980), the Erőss János (1982) or the Avanti (1983).