Katalin Ladik, Hairself, performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, 1982
photo: Milomir Bošković. Courtesy of the artist and acb Gallery, Budapest
A compositionally and dynamically balanced exhibition environment, formal purity of artefacts, obsessively precise rendering of the individual segments or a naturally developing vocabulary of art symbolism. The latest exhibition projects (Children of Ján Moksó, 2020, New Synagogue; Monument of Possible Fall, 2019, At Home Gallery) of the Slovak multimedia artist Kristián Németh (*1983) define from a perspective view his current artistic handwriting and probably also set imaginary standards of his future work. It is characterised by a natural combination of general subjects and intimate, almost traumatic contents, while the artist does not shun institutional criticism masked by a symbolic artistic language inspired by and derived from everyday reality.
KRISTIÁN NÉMETH / WARM GREETINGS
12.05.2021 - 14.08.2021, Fait Gallery PREVIEW, Ve Vaňkovce 2, Brno, Kurátor: Michal Stolárik
Katalin Ladik (1942, Novi Sad) is a poet who employs various means of expression. She makes collages, photography, sings, acts in the theatre and on film, practices performance art as well as writing novels and poetry.
Ladik studied at the Economic High School of Novi Sad (1961-63), then joined the Dramski Studio [Drama Studio] acting school in Novi Sad (1964-66). Between 1961 and 1963 she worked as a bank assistant. During this time, in 1962, she began to write poetry. From 1963 to 1977 she worked for Radio Novi Sad. She joined the newly established Novi Sad Theatre in 1974, becoming a member of its permanent ensemble in 1977 and working there until 1992. In 1992 she emigrated to Hungary. She primarily acted in dramatic roles. Over the years, she also played major and minor roles in various TV films and movies. She led the poetry sections of literary magazines Élet és Irodalom (1993-94) and Cigányfúró (1994-99). Between 1993 and 1998 she taught at Hangár musical and theatrical education center.
Katalin Ladik, Poemask, performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, 1982
photo: Milomir Bošković. Courtesy of the artist and acb Gallery, Budapest.