Grandstand 8.

Grandstand 8., 2022
“Greetings from Ringelsdorf-Niederabsdorf for Bruce Nauman”

Site specific installation for Kunst am “Iron Curtain Trail” Teil 1
Dimension variable
Steel construction, wood, seats

From October 2022
Kunst am “Iron Curtain Trail” Teil 1, near Ringelsdorf-Niederabsdorf, AT (48.591164, 16.908288)

Photos by Jakub Jančo

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Floating Gardens, Kassel (2011-2022)

Floating Gardens, Kassel (2011-2022) – Future Garden, Healing Garden
Object in public space

300 x 400 x 90 cm (2 pieces)
Objects (polypropylene, soil, plants, solar panels, water pumps)

Location: Bootsverleih Ahoi, Fulda river, Kassel, Germany

In cooperation with: Architect Marian Ravasz;
LABAK landscape architects / Michal Marcinov, Katarína Stanislavová;
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Körner, Dr.-Ing. Florian Bellin-Harder, University of Kassel, Department of Landscaping, Landscape Management and Vegetation Development; Maximilian Mechsner, gardener; K&K Stauden plant nursery, Kassel

Two small gardens are on two islands of almost identical size, floating on the river. They remind us of how we have created controlled territories for centuries and, at the same time, how we have lost the illusion of control in the context of ecological and economic catastrophe.

Although they are isolated, gardens – places of human-made care and creativity – are also integral parts of the surrounding environment: roots extend freely through garden boundaries to mesh with the soil, and environmental factors are not modified by the boundary of this allocated area. Gardens disrupt the normality of everyday places and they can also be perceived as alternative realities offering new perceptions and perspectives.

The Healing Garden consists of herbs and vegetables from local organic gardening that are not only beneficial to humans but also to the growth of plant symbiotic populations. In the Future Garden, there are plants for the future climate; plants that cleanse the soil of toxic substances and plants that have appeared in the area and adapted to global weather changes. Its soil and vegetation are a combination of wild urban and cultivated vegetation that are temporarily replanted from the campus field of the University of Kassel where the Department of Landscaping, Landscape Management, and Vegetation Development conducts research.

Each garden needs special attention and care, but in a different way because the plants are dissimilar and their rules of coexistence are not the same. They are sensitive and adaptive ecosystems with their own living conditions, requiring maintenance based on cooperation between the carer and the cared for. It is adventurous gardening where we can experiment with a small-scale model of our living environmental system not only for the present but also for the foreseeable future. What will happen to the gardens during the 100 days of documenta fifteen depends on those dedicated applicants who are renting them for free in exchange for care. (OFF-Biennale Budapest)

The Future Garden is cultivated by: Benedict Maurer and Valeriia Hulkovych
The Healing Garden is cultivated by: Barbara Siebert

Courtesy: Collection/Třebešice Castle and the artist

Ilona Németh created the first version of the Floating Gardens in 2011 in Budapest, Hungary, applying two remarkable examples from the history of garden design: the French and the English style.

With the support of Slovak Institute in Berlin, White Night Slovakia, Collection/Třebešice Castle.

Supported using public funding from the Slovak Arts Council.

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When…, 2020
Online public artwork for Armenia Art Fair Digital
Inspired by Martin Niemoller

Curated by Juraj Čarný

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Grandstand 7.

Grandstand 7., 2020
“Greetings to Bruce Nauman”

Site specific installation for Pohoda in the Air
Dimension variable
Steel construction, wood, seats

11 July, 2020 at 3:55 PM
Visual Stage, Pohoda in the Air
Festival, Trenčín, Slovakia

Video footage
Camera by Daniel Buzinkay
Edited by András Cséfalvay
Production by Dano Dida

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Site-specific concert video footage


Debt, 2019

Video 24′ 20”
Three wooden tables 45 x 70 cm x 63 cm each

In cooperation with Cukru production

Sugarloaf Manufacture, Pohoda

Sugarloaf Manufacture, Pohoda, 2019

In cooperation with architect Marian Ravasz and photographer Olja Triaška-Štefanovič
Manufacture with workstations, sugarloaf forms and utensils
Dimension variable
Courtesy of the artist

11 – 13 Jul, 2019
Visual Stage, Pohoda Festival, Letisko, Trenčín, Slovakia

Visitors are invited to produce sugar loaves on site and can take home half the amount of packed sugar loaves they have produced.

Cooperation in manufacture: Éva Sidó, Štefan Nagy Magdalena Fábryová, Lucia Kotvanová, Adam Korcsmáros

Special thanks to Michal Kaščák

Grandstand 6.

Grandstand 6., 2019
“Greetings from Groningen for Bruce Nauman”

Site-specific installation
Dimension variable
Steel construction, wood, seats

16 – 19 January 2019
Eurosonic Noorderslag, Groningen, Netherlands

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Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Kiev, Ukraine, Europe, 2014
Video loop 1’15’’

In cooperation with Attila Hegyi, Gabriela Zigová and Gabriela Mészáros

18 February and 8 March, 2014

This video was inspired by the traumatic events in Europe, when in front of our eyes, the situation in one of our neighbouring countries has cumulated in such extent, that office workers, students and workmen — a broad slice of the society has begun to demolish their own city, breaking up the pavement under their own feet to fight for their freedom. Breaking up the pavement together to use it as a weapon. 3 weeks later at the beginning of March 2014, during the reconstruction of Kiev’s main square, Maidan, they started to lay down the cobble again. Ukraine is still at war today. 28.07.2015

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Grandstand 3.

Grandstand 3., 2014
“Greetings from Rome for Bruce Nauman”

Site-specific video installation at The Gallery Apart, Rome, Italy
Metal-construction, plastic seats, slide projection

Dimension variable

In cooperation with architect Marian Ravasz and graphic designer Filip Ruisl

Rudolf Szabó / Szabó Rezső

Rudolf Szabó / Szabó Rezső, 2014
Video (45’ 08’’)

The interview was recorded on July 14, 2013 and January 3, 2014 in Bratislava
Interviewers: Ilona Németh, Ábel Ravasz
Editor: Endre Koronczi
Co-editor: Dóra Rudas
Translation: Anna Antal

Photos by Endre Koronczi, Gábor Pribék
Copyright: Ilona Németh, 2014
In cooperation with

Ship R. Sz.

Ship R. Sz., 2014
Video (1’ 43’’)

Editor: Endre Koronczi
Translation: Anna Antal
Technical advisor: Juraj Bohuňský
Slovak Shipping and Ports a.s. Bratislava

Footage from educational film
Danube Navigation, 1961
Director: Milan Hendrych

Photos by Štepán Sejtko
Copyright: Ilona Németh, 2014

Courtesy of Slovak Shipping and Ports a.s. Bratislava
In cooperation with

Sugarloaf Manufacture, Prague

Sugarloaf Manufacture, Prague; 2017

In cooperation with Marian Ravasz
Manufacture with 20 workstations, sugarloaf forms and utensils, packaging material, different objects, lamps, back space for the workers
Dimension variable
Courtesy of the artist

Visitors are invited to produce sugar loaves on site and can take home half the amount of packed sugar loaves they have produced.