MINISTRY OF INTERIOR
B u d a p e s t, 7 February 1980
P R O P O S A L
(to prevent Galántai’s collecting activity)
Based on reliable data, GYÖRGY GALÁNTAI, a non-party painter, resident in Budapest, built an archives called “Art Pool”, comprising mainly materials from abroad, without the permission of the authorities. In his call for submission – which he sent to more than 200 Western citizens – he stated that Art Pool collects documents, photographs, publications, concepts, utopias and other materials.
Upon his request, ‘artists’ representing radical Western trends sent him materials, which included obscene content and were ideologically damaging and politically objectionable.
In order to expand his collection, he had – hundreds of copies – of new propaganda materials printed, which he has so far sent to 45 persons, mostly Western citizens.
In his English language call he promotes his archives’ materials. He provides an overview of “Hungarian Avant-garde artists”, their actions, as well as solo and group performances. The examples he mentioned were the series of events at the “De Appel” Gallery in Amsterdam, the events of the Chapel Exhibition in Balatonboglár, as well as the activity of the Halász Theatre, and the “Indigo” group of Miklós Erdélyi, who we have on file because of his antisocial actions.
Horváth Tibor, 1st lieutenant