IPUT International Parallel Union of Telecommunication
(Superintendent: Tamás St. Turba)
SUBSISTENCE LEVEL STANDARD PROJECT 1984 W
or: This is what became of the unicellars
Exhibition, 3 November 2011 – 15 January 2012
Opening: 2 November 2011, 6 pm
This is the first Czech solo exhibition of the important Hungarian artist Tamás St. Auby.
Curated by Dora Hegyi, tranzit.hu
Held in cooperation with tranzit.hu
Tamás St. Auby, also known as Tamás Szentjóby, Tamas Stjóby, Tamas Stauby, Tamas St. Aubsky, Emmy Grant, Emily Grant, Tamas Staub, Tamas Taub and Kurt Schwitters, was born in Hungary in 1944. St. Auby began his artistic career with its end. Already in 1966 the non-art artist wrote his last poem and bade the muse farewell. Since then, he has created an extensive oeuvre made up of actions, happenings, poems, compositions, sculptures, thoughts and mail art, known internationally mainly to the happy few. But St. Auby is not elitist at all and deems himself a neo-social realist. In the history of Hungarian art, St. Auby holds a key position. This is partly due to his not easily consumed but very influential art or non-art and partly to his essential role in disseminating happenings and Fluxus throughout Hungary.
Dora Hegyi is director of tranzit.hu, based in Budapest, Hungary. Amongst many she has co/curated Periferic 8 in Iasi, Romania and Manifesta 8 at Murcia and Cartagena, Spain.
Photo: Tamás St.Auby /Zentaur/, 1973-1975. Filmstill. Courtesy of the artist