1 x 1 BILLBOARD – giant posters otherwise

 

Common project of Personal Press Project and the Studio of Young Artists Association:

1 x 1 BILLBOARD – GIANT POSTERS OTHERWISE

"Theoretical" description, short introduction of the situation from an aesthetic perspective

Giant posters form a relatively new stratum of the urban civilisation’s visual side. They have become part of the city dweller’s everyday life, their realm of experiences. They continuously alter the cityscape; they constitute an unvaried topic of conversation from passer-by’s to aestheticians.
The 1x1 Billboard – Giant Posters Otherwise project makes it possible for the various non-finance-based artistic approaches of the phenomenon of "the picture" to reach the public regularly in quarterly periods, instead of the finance-based context of the present giant poster market. Since the members of the Studio of Young Artists Association are career-starting artists who, resulting from their position in society, react more sensitively than the average to sociological problems and conflicts involving minorities, they create works of art that are able to influence the attitude of the wide public in an ethical as well as aesthetic sense. (Here we have to mention that this "intervention" would not be one without precedent – and now we could list the artistic actions in the field of commercial advertisement, but we have no means to do it here -, however, in case of the "Giant Posters - Otherwise" project a constant opportunity is provided for the unique to present itself to the public.)

History of the project

In 1997 PPP turned to the Studio of Young Artists Association with the appeal that they cooperate in the realisation of the above project and provide the required institutional background. Following mutual consent, the representative of PPP appealed to the City Protection and Development Committee and the Cultural Committee of the Budapest City Council with the request that they provide a site out of the public spaces of the capital that is relatively busy and already contains a real commercial giant poster. (By this we wished to manage that they put the site at our disposal without a leasing fee, since the project’s purpose is non-commercial.) After obtaining the support of the City Protection and Development Committee and the VII. District Council’s Cultural Committee and the construction permit, the execution was done by a private enterprise at short notice and with considerably favourable conditions – almost as a sponsoring service.
Following this, PPP and the Studio of Young Artists Association invited applications for a public competition through a circular for young artists. We convened an independent panel of experts for deciding about the submitted plans and ideas, where PPP and the Association were both represented by one member. The giant posters of the winners were presented to the public for a three-month period each.
With the support of the National Cultural Program Fund and other companies, 1x1 Billbboard and the first poster, the giant poster of the Personal Press Project were unveiled on 15 May 1998. The poster was followed by further two until the first quarter of 1999: the works of Kriszta Nagy and Szabolcs KsPál.
Since January 2000 we have been inviting applications for the members of the Association every year, for quarterly periods. The submitted applications are still decided about by an independent panel of experts.
Between 2000-2002, further five posters were realised with the support of the National Cultural Program Fund: those of Endre Koronczi, Tibor Gyenis, Nándor Hevesi, Antal Lakner, Géza Nyíry and Ferenc Kiss. Following this, the posters of Jérémie Gindre were installed in the framework of the Studio’s Genf-Budapest exchange program.


Further information: Bakos Gábor: gbakos@c3.hu

Posters presented so far on 1x1 board:

05/1998.- 11/1998
Gabor Bakos: This is not a billboard
opening speech: Attila Nemes

11/1998- 03/1999
Kriszta Nagy: I'm a contemporary painter
opening speech: Peter Gyorgy

03/1999-05/2000
Szabolcs KisPal: Transparent
opening speech: Tibor Varnagy

07/2000-11/2000
Endre Koronczi

11/2000-03/2001
Tibor Gyenis: My grandfather with a fountain
opening speech: Zoltan Sebok

03/2001-06/2001
Nandor Hevesi
opening speech: Peter Foldi

06/2001-04/2002
Antal Lakner: Wallmaster
opening speech: Zsoka Tatai

04/2002-08/2002
Geza Nyiry

08/2002-11/2002
Ferenc Kiss: Manipulated warrior

11/2002-01/2004
Jeremie Gindre: Qui veut noyer son chien dit qu'il nage

01/2004-02/2005
Adam Lendvai

01/2004-12/2004
Martin Bricelj: "Fake up"

Nebudu Group

12/2004-02/2005
Nebudu Group

Rhona Byrne

12/2004-02/2005
Rhona Byrne/IRL: Affinity

02/2005-04/2005
Zita Majoros: Globalization IQ test

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Roland Farkas

02/2005-04/2005
Roland Farkas/SK: Abfahrt-Departures

Jesper Nordahl

04/2005-06/2005
Jesper Nordahl: "Fake up"

Werner Degreif

04/2005-06/2005
Werner Degreif: "Fake up"

Karpati Robert

06/2005-12/2005
Robert Karpati: Think what you want

Daniela Dostalkova

06/2005-12/2005
Daniela Dostalkova: Life manual

Daniela Dostalkova

12/2005-07/2006
Dora Szenteleki

Gergely Kristof Orban

07/2006-11/2006
Gergely Kristof Orban

Attila Nemeth

11/2006-03/2007
Attila Nemeth

Szentesi Csaba

03/2007-09/2007
Csaba Szentesi: Reaction

Nemeth Attila

03/2007-10/2007
Two-tailed Dog Party:
Geraniums on sale


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Kovács Budha Tamás

from 20.10.2007
Kovács Budha Tamás: bu(dha)show

Catherine Bürki

from 07.04.2008
Catherine Bürki

Catherine Bürki

from 25.03.2009
Jakatics-Szabó Veronika: Tücsöksirató

Catherine Bürki

from 19.05.2009
Ádám Albert and Heidi Wood

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Indyvisual csoport

Opening: 08.10.2009.
On wiew till: 18.10.2009.
The 15th act of MEETING OF PARALLELS:
Marcin Polak (PL)/ Greetings from Poland!


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Indyvisual csoport

from 06. 01. 2010
Indyvisual team: Greetings from Sturovo

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Madarász Gergely

from 06. 01. 2010.
Gergely Madarász: Hints of Movement against angry 

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Indyvisual csoport

April - May 2010.
eine

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Madarász Gergely

April - May 2010.
drez
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Indyvisual csoport

July - September 2010.
Kobalt Kenny: Blue sky compensation - The mega campaign

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Madarász Gergely

July - September 2010.
Kobalt Kenny: Blue sky compensation - The mega campaign

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Indyvisual csoport

10-31. October 2010.
Simon Liddiment: Logo
The billboard is related to the EAST goes East exhibition in the Studio Gallery. Lövölde square - 1x1 billboard

Indyvisual csoport

November 2010 – February 2011.
Mark Fridvalszki

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