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Symposium 2021

Symposium 2021 at Borgo a Mozzano, Italy: Sabine Meyer, Charlotte Mancuso and Giulietta, Harald Thaler, Heiner Hofmann, Kristina Kanaan

We met in Borgo a Mozzano, Italy,  in Heiner Hofmann’s mill from 12th to 19th november 2021; considering the difficult global period we are all living,  we were really happy to see each other in person after such a long time of suspension of all our activities as artists and as an European group. We worked together especially on the organizational level, a lot of  work on the computer was done.  Some of the members joined  online. Our focus at the moment is mainly on the Frequenzen Book, which will be released for the 30th anniversary of the group in the year 2022. 
We are proud that our group has existed for 30 years, some of the founding members are still with us, others have passed away.

30 years of European art together!                                                                                       30 years of artistic communication between artists from all over Europe through at least 3 generations!                                                                                                                         30 years of “We live Europe”!

Our book will talk about all the symposia through pictures, documents and texts: on this occasion we will publish Irene Hallmann Strauss’ narration about the history of the Frequenzen since their foundation.

Libres Bal(l)ades, Ongles, France, 2019

The annual symposium or the Frequenzen art group is over. We would like to thank our perfect managers and artist colleagues  Gilles Brun, Ans Barillé, Jean-Pierre Dupont and of course Agnès: she was always in the right place at the right moment. 

The artists of the art association J’Ongles Art worked with us in public spaces; many visitors came to see us creating. We dedicated this symposium to our artist colleague Michel Schmid, who passed away last year. He was at home in the Haute Provence. 

The final exhibition of the works took place in the Town Hall of Ongles. 

have a look at the Symposium in pictures 

some of the final works: 

Big ThankYou to our sponsors.

The Frequenzen Symposium in Gozo is over

Have a look at the slideshow




and for more details follow the Frequenzen-Blog

Our next Symposium will take place in France 2019.


Charles Gatt in Exposition

Charles Gatt, musician and painter from Malta, welcomes you

Art Galleries

Palazzo de La Salle

Republic Street,

Valletta, Malta

opening: 4th october 2018, 7.30 p.m.










5/10-2/11 2018

monday to friday 08:00 to 19:00hrs

saturday 09:00 to13.30hrs






Symposium 2018 on Gozo, Malta

The theme “Together”

represents the red thread that binds the artworks in production; each one of the artists will work with his own personal technique.

They will develop sculptures, paintings, photographs and drawings in a public place, where everyone can come and experience live the growth of an artwork.




From 6th to 11th October, it will be possible to visit the artists at “Ta’ Peppi Farmhouse” and see them creating.

From 12th to 14th October they will expose the final results at the Citadella of Gozo.



You can follow the symposium by connecting to the Frequenzen Blog





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.