"Webism - art connecting the world"
In frame of the Bridge festival in Budapest: Festival of Contemporary Artists and Arts
in the TUNNEL (ALAGÚT) - continuation of the Chain Bridge

Canon by Warren Furman


"Webism - art connecting the world" ­ with this title was held an international virtual exhibition of fine art on 19 June 2004, in the Tunnel. Webism is an international movement of art, its members are professional artists adapting, by creating their pictures, also the possibilities offered through the computer besides the traditional methods. The computer technology has eliminated not only the limits of the process of creating, but also the limitations of the communication between creators and between creators and spectators.

Visitors had the chance to view together 300 artworks of 22 artists from 10 countries, all set into a unique 1 hour 45 minutes DVD compilation (featured independently in this gazette), looped perpetually through 12 hours on six(6) plasma televisions ~ plus one giant screen after dark. The curator and the composer of the DVD presented in the Tunnel was one of the artists: Tibor Kovács-egri. The exhibition was realized on the request of the festival organizer firm: Art-Mobil Ltd.

The scene of the exhibition was the Tunnel (Alagút). This tunnel leads under the Buda's Castle Hill, length: 350 m. Boring through of the Hill lasted seven and half months in 1857 by Ádám Clark

It is closed to traffic during the exhibition (festival). The tunnel is in the continuation of "Lánchíd" (name of the bridge) and there is a square between. The environment of the tunnel was closed, and this was the territory of the festival "Budapest today".

This Bridge festival is a new tradition, it is held in June since 6 years with 60 thousand visitors per year. There are concerts, dance ensembles etc. from many countries. The Festival of Contemporary Artists and Arts, within which the presentation took up all of June 19, was organized in frame of this larger festival.

below: the Alagút (Tunnel) before the Show

below: the Alagút (Tunnel) during the Show

Exhibiting artists from the following countries:

France: Christian Couette, Bernard Dumaine
Germany: Ingrid Kamerbeek, Christiane Schimmel, Norbert Strippel
Netherlands: Hollandia: Willem den Broeder
Austria: Uly Paya, Zazie
Liechtenstein: Vlado
Hungary: István Horkay, Eszter Kneisz, Tibor Kovács-egri
Russia: Afanassy Pud
Australia: Nita Jawary, Parys St. Martin
India: Shankar Barua
USA: Craig Blair, Ursula Freer, Darin Ingalls, Pygoya, Sylvie Robert,
Hans-Georg Turstig

Background music: Shankar Barua (India) & György Jellinek Gaál (Hungary)

Concept, Coordination & DVD-creation: Tibor Kovacs-egri

for more info:

Tibor Kovacs-egri
Andrassy u. 98.

e-mail: kovacsegri@axelero.hu