Free Artists (Szabad Művészek) is an open gathering of university students and teachers in the arts, artists, art historians, aestheticians, curators and civilians, who demand the restitution of the independence and freedom of Hungarian culture. (statement here)
The group was established through a spontaneous process following a meeting of artist at the FKSE in November 2012. It counts about 10 members and about 40-50 supporters who organizes public protests against cultural changes in HU.
2012.12.15. – Protest MMA#1
2012.12.17. – Protest MMA#2 (only HU, sorry)
2012.12.27. – Protest MMA#3
2013.02.07. – Képzőművészeti Egyeztető Fórum (only HU, sorry)
2013.02.27. – Protest MMA#4 (only HU, sorry)
2013.07.28 – Protest MMA#5
2013.05.02. – launching the Transparency in cultural and political governance! campaign, which through the Tranzit Action Days led to the 12 days protest occupation of the Ludwig Museum Budapest (2013.05.09-21.), during which the group United for Contemporary Art was created.
2014.04.14. – Money rain – demonstration and performative intervention organized by a fraction of Free Artists together with the group United for Contemporary Art in the framework of Tranzit Action Days.
2014.03.23. – Living memorial – flashmob (only HU, sorry) organized by a civil group with the participation of three members of the Free Artists group. The flasmob aimed at the initiation of an alternative memorial following the controversies around the Monument for the Hungarian victims of German Occupation.
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Free Artists believe in a Hungarian culture that is multifaceted and receptive, in the validity of critical art, and in a positive society-forming power.
Free Artists would like to say thanks to all of their Hungarian and international supporters.