Bohóc Oldalak (’Clown Pages’) newspaper/fanzine had been available from 2011 to 2015 in Budapest. Bohóc Oldalak (’Clown Pages’) is a jokesheet reflecting on the life, living conditions and surroundings of Ferenc Gorcsakovszki.
Who is Ferenc Gorcsakovszki? An unemployed floorer born in the 6th district, had been in jug multiple times, committed several smaller or bigger crimes, had been an alcoholic for over 10 years. However Ferenc Gorcskovszki was not an alcoholic, unemployed floorer. He was the editor of Bohóc Oldalak (’Clown Pages’), he was the Clown. Bohóc Oldalak (’Clown Pages’) is an outsanding piece of the fanzine culture of Hungary. Following an illness of one and a half years, Ferenc Gorcskovszki passed away on 6th August 2015.
On the occasion of this exhibition won through Labor Gallery’s annual open call, I (Kristóf Kovács) contacted Hungarian fanzine publishers to create alternatives to Bohóc Oldalak (’Clown Pages’), to create their own interpretations and reflections on the magazine.
These ’alternatives’ to Bohóc Oldalak (’Clown Pages’) and further objects, artworks connected to Ferenc Gorcsakovszki will be presented in the exhibition, opening on 12th November.
The exhibition will be open: 12th November – 15th November.