Miklos Legrady
Since the beginning
miklos@sympatico.ca
Works in Toronto Canada

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BIO
Miklos Legrady is an artist working in media/time-based art,
painting, photography, holography, performance,
and critical text.

He received a B.Sc. from the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester,
N.Y, and an M.F.A. from Concordia University in Montreal.

In 1995 he was co-founder of the New York performance group"
The Collective Unconscious", where he was co-director
and performing artist for 3 years.

He has taught web design at the Fine Arts Academy in Budapest, Hungary,
and pursued digital research at the c3 /Soros Foundation.
He created the Mikidot brand on his return
to Toronto in 1998.

His work in painting and photography
is represented in the www.ccca.ca archive.
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DISCUSSION

THE BLOOD MUST CONTINUE TO FLOW


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
aug 22, 2005 Toronto

THE BLOOD MUST CONTINUE TO FLOW

QUEEN WEST ARTISTS JOIN ISTVAN KANTOR
at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
THE QUEEN WEST ART-SCUM GARAGE SALE

EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT AND
INVITATION TO A PRESS CONFERENCE
TUESDAY, AUG 30, 2pm @MOCCA

http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/istvansite/garage_sale.html

Istvan Kantor's most recent project INVISIBLE MONUMENT, where he will
mix his blood into the concrete to be used for the construction of
the new AGO, is gaining sympathy among Queen West artists.

A group exhibition intitled THE BLOOD MUST CONTINUE TO FLOW, hosted by
the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) located on Queen
street West, will be the next demonstration of Kantor's evolving
campaign to align the local art scene and public on his side. At the
press conference on Tuesday, Aug 30 at 2pm., Kantor and his
Konspirators will give statements on issues of artistic freedom and
institutional authority to introduce the exhibition.

The show will take place at the MOCCA from Aug. 30st to Sept. 4th and is
open for participation to anyone interested in Kantor's critical attitude,
anyone brave enough to join the garage sale style conspiracy event
produced by the controversial GG Award winning art-crime mastermind
himself.

Among the confirmed artists-participants are Napoleon Broussau, Eldon
Garnet, Louise Liliefeldt, Miklos Legrady, John Abrams, Phil Anderson,
Boryana Rossa, Leif Harmsen and many others. An anti-reception with
performances will take place on Thursday Sept 1st at 6pm.

The Blood Must Continue to Flow
THE QUEEN WEST ART-SCUM GARAGE SALE
group show featuring the best and the worst
aug 30 - sept 4, 2004 from 11am to 6pm
anti-reception: thursday sept 1st, 6pm
open talks/performances everyday from 4pm to 6pm

artistic director: Napoleon Brousseau
media disturbance: Miklos Legrady
produced by Istvan Kantor and MOCCA
(416)516-3688 amen@interlog.com
www.istvankantor.com
Press photographs available from mikidot@sympatico.ca

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art MOCCA
952 Queen Street West Toronto On M6J 1J8 (416)395-0067

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DISCUSSION

filter; send to trash


Emails like this I just filter out, send to trash.
It's like the mumbling of children who've yet to learn to talk.

Realising one can disturb others and get attention
is the first immature step in learning to communicate.

Miklos

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DISCUSSION

dangers in marketing


How many sick kids in Ronald MacDonald hospitals died of fright
when the Ronald MacDonald clown walked into their room?
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Invisible Gift to the AGO / Istvan Kantor


INVISIBLE GIFT
Donation to the new AGO,
by Istvan Kantor

I'm happy to inform the Art Gallery of Ontario
that I will mix my blood into the concrete
used in the construction of the new building.
This simple sculptural gift will become an integrated part
of the walls of the new AGO as an invisible monument.

It will signify that every museum worldwide
was built with the blood of artists.

NEWS: BLOOD FOR THE ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO

ISTVAN KANTOR

Invisible Gift / Invisible Monument,
designed for the newly constructed Art Gallery of Ontario.

Invisible Gift / Invisible Monument presents Kantor's ideas through a
guerilla action that is critical, conceptual, and monumental at once.
Kantor proposes to integrate his own blood into the foundation and
walls of the new AGO by mixing it with the concrete to be used for
the construction of the new museum. He insists that art must question
institutional authority and refer to creative autonomy within the
historical context of today's social reality.

Writer/critic Daniel Baird and curator/writer Linda Feesey will
accompany Kantor at the press conference to comment on his work.

Slides of the new project photographed by Miklos Legrady as well as
video documentation of previous works will be part of the visual
presentation.

Toronto based Istvan Kantor, the founder of Neoism (1979), is known
as Canada's number one controversial artist, recipient of the 2004
Governer General's Award for Visual and Media Arts. His work has
always been described as rebellious, confrontational,
anti-authoritarian, as well as highly innovative and radically
experimental. Kantor has been arrested and jailed for his blood
interventions many times and he is banned from the National Gallery
of Canada since 1991.

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Background Info:
Making of Invisible Gift
http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/istvansite/making_inv_gift.html

Meaning of Invisible Gift
http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/istvansite/meaning_inv_gift.html

Blood Campaign Introduction 2005
http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/istvansite/blood_intro05.html

I Am Istvan Kantor the Neoist
http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/istvansite/i_am.html

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http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/istvansite/press_ago.html

For more information on Istvan Kantor's work please visit
www.istvankantor.com

contact:
amen@interlog.com
(416)516-3688

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DISCUSSION

Re: Re: R2D2: Conceptual Art


>Miklos Legrady wrote:
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>> "the net as a whole is more interesting [than any individual work
>>of net art.]" This
>> statement does not and cannot make sense.
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>Hi Miklos,
>You may be right, but I'd be interested to hear you elaborate. What
>is it about that statement that cannot make sense?

The sum may be greater than the parts, but this one's obvious; if
the individual work, the content, isn't interesting, the means of
publication cannot be that interesting... except as potential for
future interesting works, which is pure spec.

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