5 P.M., TUESDAY, 12 MAY
ORSOLYA DROZDIK: STIRPES
MUSIC COMPOSED BY KRISZTINA MEGYERI: HOHES UFER II.
Instrumental: Bíborka Bocskor
I have been interested in critical analysis of the historical, art historical, philosophical and cultural discourse of representations of the female body. My earlier performances, such as Individual Mythology (1975/1977), Nude (1977), Pornography (1978/79) were the beginning of this study. I gave the title Stripes for my current series in order to refer to the artists of the history whom painted stripes. The medium of my performative work: drawings, paintings, photos and performance. In my Performative Painting I made the method of producing painting fundamental. In this series existential and essential for me the bodily presence and the time too. Performance needs the performer’s physical presence, however painting is no different. Generally the viewer is not witnessing themethod and performative process of painting since it takes place in a studio. This performance is closely connected to the series entitled Stripes, a painting and a photo related to it, entitled Csíkok 5289 ala Sol LeWitt may be seen at the Kunsthalle. This piece of work evokes the critical rethinking of Sol LeWitt’s conceptual theory – stating that the artist does not need to touch the work. The development of my work closely relates to the ontological thinking: my body, bodily existence deeply connected to the discourse and to the productions of art (paintings, sculptures, photos, drawings). This is themodus operandi, the aesthetics and the drama of my work and artistic career. ORSOL YA DROZDIK
ORSOLYA DROZDIK (Abda, 1946) artist, winner of theMunkácsy prize, writer. She graduated fromthe Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest. She is a university professor at the same institution, at the Department of Painting, guest speaker and visiting professor at several international art institutions. Since 1978 she regularly exhibits her works, the exhibitions are preserved by the Hungarian National Gallery, the Ludwig Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Stedelijk in Amsterdam, theNewMuseuminNewYork City and numerous –mainly American – private collections.Her books include: Walking Brains, Feminist Studies (ed. 1998), Individual Mythology (2206). She lived in Amsterdam, Rome, New York, presently she resides and works in Budapest.