Museum Of Teletext Art, MUTA

The Museum of Teletext Art MUTA

The Teletext Art Festival ITAF has been viewed by over 3 million people since it was started in 2012. In order to show the artworks beyond the festivals and to create a platform for showing teletext-art on a more regular basis, FixC cooperative launched in 2014 in collaboration with Yleisradio, Finnish Broadcasting Company, YLE, a museum of teletext-art MUTA. The purpose of MUTA is to broadcast teletext-art, document teletext-art, archive teletext-art in VILKE art collection and to make it available for studies and research. MUTA is broadcasted on YLE teletext page: 805.


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Charity auction:

“The medium is the massage”



“The medium is the massage” is a 1/1 charity collaboration artwork by the 15 TeleNFT artists Bloom Jr., Buzz Lightning, Christoph Faulhaber, Claudie Linke, Gleb Divov, Jarkko Räsänen, Juha van Ingen, KleinTonno, Mamadou Sow, Max Haarich, Nissla, Numo, Quasimondo, sp4ce, and Tius.


The artwork merges all 15 original TeleNFT artworks into one infinite zapping loop. It pays homage to the media theorist Marshall McLuhan’s book title “The medium is the massage”, where a misspelling of “message” during layout lead to a wonderfully ambiguous wordplay with at least three relevant interpretations for TeleNFT: First of all, the colorfully blinking teletext aesthetics can be perceived as a massage to the human brain with no other purpose but to entertain your senses on a neural level. Secondly, the word could also refer to the mass age of communication, in which the reach of your messages increases but the attention for them decreases constantly. Finally, you could also hear the term “mess age” instead, as a critical comment on the various crises of our time addressed by the TeleNFT artists.


Just like the typing error in McLuhan’s title, also the TeleNFT artworks might appear like a fortunate accident in teletext unfolding new ways of perceiving the medium.


The TeleNFT artists were the first to bring crypto art into teletext and teletext art onto the blockchain. Starting from 11 January 22, all 15 collection pieces have been broadcasted on SAT.1 teletext pages 480 – 499 and were minted on Tezos and Arweave. Since June 2022, the collection has been advertised with the first ever German TV commercial for NFTs. All 15 TeleNFT pieces have been added to the permanent collection of MUTA, Museum of Teletext Art, as well as the Austrian Museum Francisco Carolinum, and have been exhibited in OÖ Landeskultur’s digital space.


80% of the proceeds from primary and secondary sales will be donated to the Tezos art initiative to help Ukraine. More info about this purely non-military support initiative for the arts sector can be found here:


 The start of the auction will be announced on Twitter via @TeleNFT


To the auction:


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MUseum of Teletext Art, MUTA collaborates with :



The medium is the massage. Fully on-chain teletext art minted on Arweave and broadcasted on SAT.1 teletext. + A charity auction of 1/1 full set of artworks to support Plant-For-The-Planet.


Artists: Bloom Jr, Buzzlightning,Christoph Faulhaber, Claudie Linke, Gleb Divov, Jarkko Räsänen, Juha van Ingen, KleinTonno, Mamadou Sow, Max Haarich, Nissla, Numo, Quasimondo, sp4ce, tius.


The art exhibition “TeleNFT” questions technological progress in the context of economic and environmental crises. How much time is left? Is technology the salvation? Is art the threat? Our 15 internationally renowned digital artists address these questions with innovative teletext artworks. With only 78×69 pixels, they present motifs ranging from hand-drawn animals to computer-generated patterns. These works immortalized on the blockchain document our zeitgeist, sometimes ironically resigned, sometimes uninhibitedly euphoric, but united in one conviction – now it’s up to us.


Max Haarich & Gleb Divov



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The Museum of Teletext art, MUTA has been broadcasting artworks for seven years non-stop!


To celebrate the occasion FixC cooperative/MUTA in collaboration with Yle presents MUTA7, an exhibition of teletext art. MUTA7 starts on the 20th November and runs until 6th January 2022. You can access the works from Yle text page 805.

Artworks from MUTA collection by Karin Ferrari, Jarkko Räsänen, Seppo Renvall, Dan Farrimond, Kari Yli-Annala, Erkka Nissinen, Paula Lehtonen,UBERMORGEN, Ryo Ikeshiro, Raquel Meyers, Kathrin Günter, Dragan Espenschied, Juha van Ingen, Max Capacity, Emilie Gervais and Maria Lavman Vetö.

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MUTA collaborates with

YLE Teletext in:

Teletext Art 2020, TART2020

25.2.-25.4.2020 in YLE Teletext from page 820 TART2020 is showcasing artworks from 11 international artists specifically created for the Teletext medium. The works of Nadine Arbeiter (Germany), Cordula Ditz (Germany), Daniel Egg (Austria), Dan Farrimond (Great Britain), Juha van Ingen (Finland), Kathrin Günter (Germany), Raquel Meyers (Spain), Matthias Moos (Switzerland), Niccolò Moronato (Italy), Jarkko Räsänen (Finland) and Seppo Renvall (Finland) show a wide variety of different approaches and implementations for teletext art.

The artworks of TART2020 have been first exhibited in the teletext exhibition “ORF TELETEXT meets art” resp. “ARD Text meets art”, a cooperation between ORF TELETEXT, ARD Text and the artists’ cooperative FixC, August 29th to September 19th 2019 in ORF TELETEXT and in ARD Text . The artworks have also been presented in Ars Electronica Festival Out of the Box – the Midlife Crisis of the Digital Revolution, Linz, 5.9.-9.9.2019.

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The opening of TART2020 is on Tuesday 25th Feb. 18-19.30 at Bar Bronco Hämeentie 23 00500 Helsinki WELCOME!

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MUTA in L’ unique

2 November – 17 December 2017 Works from MUTA Museum of Teletext Art collection are presented in L’ unique. L’ unique is an art center based in Caen in Normandy.  It produces various exhibition in the urban public space including a dissemination project of digital works in a shop window of the city. Participating artists: Ryo Ikeshiro Bakketun & Norum Jarkko Räsänen Juha van Ingen Kathrin Günter Dragan Espenschied Max Capacity Maria Lavman Vetö Ian Gouldstone Paula Lehtonen L’UNIQUE 4 rue Caponière 14000 CAEN

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In 2016 The Museum of Teletext Art was hosted for one year in ARD text. ARD will broadcasted a monthly changing teletext-artwork on page 883. The first work broadcasted was  the iconic “Lucky Cat” by Dragan Espenchied!