1971, SERIES OF 16, SILVER PRINTS
Perneczky is a protagonist of the Hungarian conceptual art, his early conceptual works and also his publications had a catalyst role on the Hungarian neo-avantgarde tendencies. Since 1970 Géza Perneczky lives and works in Cologne and was an important mediator between the Hungarian/Eastern European and the international art scene. On the international scene he became known as one of the founder of the post-fluxus mail art movement, which also defined the character of his conceptual works.
The oeuvre of Géza Perneczky is divided into work groups. The most prominent work group is the conceptual photography together with experimental film (1970–1975). This early work group was accompanied by rubber stamp art in the form of artists’ books created between 1973 and 1984. Most of Perneczkys’ artists’ books were distributed in A4 folders containing small series of 8 sheets showing stamped concepts for Little Objects (1973), Slience (1974), Bird Twitter (1980), Secret (1980), etc. From 1973 Perneczky participated more intensively in the international post-fluxus movements – as an artist and dedicated chronicler.