Endre Tót is a Hungarian neo-avantgarde artist currently living in Cologne. Back in the 70s, he was one of the iconic figures of underground Hungarian experimental art, with numerous ties to the international Fluxus and mail art movements. One of the recurring themes of many of his public space performances and artworks is the phrase “I am happy if I can…”
Appropriately, this memorial sign placed in 1998 says “I am happy that I could stand here.” It’s set into the pavement right in front of the grey steel door of P60 Gallery, the exhibition space of Hungary’s greatest Fluxus art collection. To find it, walk down Liszt Ferenc tér and take a right turn into Paulay Ede utca – the sign will be in front of you past the restaurant on the corner.
Another sign with a similar text, only in German, can be found in Tót’s chosen residence of Cologne, on the rooftop of the Museum Ludwig, which you can also read about on the Cologne Spotted by by Locals cityblog!