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Disjointed yet not disassociated, the two exhibitions in the spaces of the acb Gallery and the NA Gallery focus on different media in Katalin Ladiks art. The exhibition in acb Gallery introduces Ladiks emblematic performances and body art pieces primarily in the form of photographic documents, from her early surrealistic-erotic performances through the Poemim series to her also poetically inclined Mandora performance from 1985.
NA Gallery presents a representative selection of the music scores, her typical intermedial genre which is a hybrid of actionism and music, as well as her reinterpreted collages referring back to the classical avant-garde.
The two spaces are linked by an experimental film made by Katalin Ladik and Bogdanka Poznanovic in 1980, a motivic summary of the unified conception of sound poetry and visual art. As a critique of the postindustrial social relations and intellectual condition at the turn of the millennium, Szarka's series points out the unreasonableness and senselessness of any kind of rebellion as well as the unviability of radical statements and actions.