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No-Art’s Birthday

Culinary celebration
Mon 17.1. - 18:00

An annual exchange-art event celebrated on January 17th by a loose collection of artists and artist organizations around the world. This special event is tributed not only to artists, but non artists as well. The culinary event is inspired by several sources - among other by Rosencrucians, Alfred Jarry, Jorge Luis Borges, and Pat and Mat.

"Art's Birthday" is an annual event first proposed in 1963 by French artist Robert Filliou. He suggested that 1,000,000 years ago, there was no art. But one day, on the 17th of January to be precise, Art was born. According to Filliou, it happened when someone dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water. Modest beginnings, but look at us now.

Filliou proposed a public holiday to celebrate the presence of art in our lives. In recent years, the idea has been taken up by a loose network of artists and friends around the world. Each year the Eternal Network evolves to include new partners - working with the ideas of exchange and telecommunications-art.

Artists have celebrated Art's Birthday with lavish parties and gatherings, correspondence and mailart, and through Telematic networks using SloScan TV, Videophones, music composed for telephone lines, modem-to-modem MIDI connections, early bulletin board and chat systems, and (starting in the mid 1990's) the Internet.

This time the new interpretation of the mythical event is offered: in the same moment when the Art was born, the No Art came to the world as well.

booking in advance necessary

Live broadcasting in collaboration with Radio Lemurie TAZ

NoArt's Birthday


Christian Rosenkreuz
Alfred Jarry, (patrně pouze příbuzný)
Giuseppe  Arcimboldo,
Mark Ryden, Mrkev