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Welcome to the Frequenzen Symposium 2016 in Veszprem, Hungary

The Symposium 2016 of the EAG Frequenzen e.V. has begun in Veszprem, Hungary

on Saturday, September 24 and will take place until October 2.

We wish fun and success to all the participant artists.

The this year’s Symposium has been organized by Zoltan Debreczeny (more…)

Frequenzen-Symposium 2015 Fluch—t

Our last Symposium in Neumarkt a.d.Raab in Austria is over. We were a small group this time,  the participating 7 artists came from 6 different European nations. We worked a lot, in a very concentrated manner, and the result is  interesting as usual. We treated the subject “escape”. Our location is situated near the Hungarian and the Slovenian borders and during our symposium many fugitives from Syria have been arrived, trying to go to Vienna. The item was very hot and really felt by the Frequenzen members.

You can follow the Frequenzen-Blog  here. There are photos from the art works, portraits of the participating artists and many details.


The artists:

Zoltan Debreczeny from Hungary, painter

Jean-Pierre Dupont from France, painter

Charles Gatt from Malta, painter

Heiner Hofmann from Germany, painter

Sabine Meyer from Germany, photographer

Michel Schmid from Switzerland, sculptor

Harald Thaler  from Italy, sculptor

and as special guest

Gabor Szabo from Hungary, sculptor


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Our special greetings go out to Kristina Kanaan, Tobias Krug, Maxs Felinfer, Patricia Vena, Gilles BrunRobert Engl, Vincenzo Lopardo, Alejandro Schmitt, Carmen Garcia Gordillo,Irene Hallmann-Strauss, Janos Mìklas Kadar and Hans Verduijn, who couldn’t come due to personal reasons.




The XXth Frequenzen Symposium South Streams is over

In 2014 we met in Higueras, Spain. Our final exhibition took place at Castellon, in the casa Moruna, plaza del Mar.

On the Frequenzen-Blog you can find photos taken by all the participants of the event.

On the blog of the “Associacion Cultural” of Higueras, you will find pictures taken by people of the village, along with spanish, italian and french text.


Participating as Guest Artists:

From Italy:

Vincenzo Lopardo

From the Netherlands:

Grieteke Kiki Roosma

From Spain:

Carmen Garcia Gordillo

Elisa Merino C.

Alejandro Schmitt

Melchor Zapata


Many thanks to Angeles Schmid, Michel Schmid, Edith Schmid for management, organization and translations

Francisco Gimeno Torregrosa, Alcade – Presidente de Higueras

Excmo Ayuntamiento de Higueras

Asociacion Cultural Higueras


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Charles Gatt: Made in MT – Maltese Art Now


Dar Mala, Rue Archimede 25,

B 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Opening: 28 April 2014

Symposium 2013 Passages – Pas sages

26 May 2013 – 02 June 2013, Le Rocher d’Ongles, France

After twenty symposia in Hungary, Germany, Austria, Italy and Malta  last year’s symposium was hold for the first time in France.

Gilles Brun a long time member of “Frequenzen” was the host in his new studio, in Le Rocher d’Ongles, Provence.

The finished projects were exhibited in the town hall of Ongles.


Symposium 2011 Fresh Air

6.May 2011-12.May 2011 Public work symposium in the St.Paul’s bay, Malta

The works were exhibited at La Valletta, German-Maltese Circle, Messina Palace


Charles Gatt

I hope I will be forgiven for introducing a sober matter with one that is personal and close to my experience. As a musician I enjoy working with a group where my effort is to seek a common feeling while everyone improvises in his own individual manner The outcome of this situation is the integration of solo expression in a group of free -thinking individuals who enter, feel and become the music with one harmonic goal in mind. Jazz is at once music of the individual and music of the collective-a balance between freedom and necessity.

We can carry the concept of the individual and the collective to arrive at an idea of peace through art. Art is not influenced by differences in culture, living standards or even spiritual viewpoint. It is obvious that the most powerful aspirations of mankind are coming from the same root. The intimate experiences of the heart and spirit are a reality which can be communicated and which every other human being can respond to, no matter how far removed their expression may be from one’s own particular habit of thought. This allows everyone to find his own way and discipline.

Today, information technology has turned us into passive observers of all the political and economic crimes that are being committed. We all discuss the relationship between politics and faith, the development of the poor nations of the world, the place of the individual within society. We need to promote the arts as a symbol of freedom. The arts can protect us against the manipulation of the controlling media and help us avoid further blackmail into impotence. Art can help us find universal reference points which can also be guidelines in the life of each individual person.

Besides thinking, feeling and wanting, the creative urge possesses a sense of goodwill, self-respect together with respect for others and a desire to transform things for the better. Picasso said ‘You must do everything with love.’ Love is the secret of art’s transforming power. This power can help us come clean from this environment of materialism, power, consumerism and hedonism.

Joseph Beuys said that all men are artists. We might only be art lovers. If everyone approaches his work with love we can hope that this will lead us to a harmonious adaptation of our individual differences.


Charles Gatt is a member of the European art group ‘Frequenzen’ and the local art group ‘Start’. Exhibitions and seminars include Rosenheim, Germany, Neumarkt a.d. Raab in Austria, The University of Kaposvar, Hungary and Ascoli Piceno in Italy,
Pataky Galeriaba in Budapest and Triumphforte, Innsbruck, Monsampolo in San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy, Alte Volkschule, Steinhaus in Südtirol (Art performance) Chongju and Gaya in South Korea, Tüchersfeld: Frankische Schweiz Museum, Germany in 2000, Neumarkt in Austria, “Changes” sound installation at the Nationnal Museum of fine Arts “Blitz” at the “Malta at War Museum” in Vittoriosa , “Borders” at Pinto Wharf, “Escape” at the Old Prisons, Citadel, Gozo and Cityspaces in Valletta.