A touring exhibition of one of the most important representatives of contemporary art in the Central and Eastern European region was at all its sites (Budapest, Košice, Brno) at home and, at the same time, a guest; in all the sites it was a statement made from both the inside and the outside, corresponding to the transnational position of the artist. Ilona Nemeth is a Slovak artist of Hungarian nationality, whose artistic career began in Czechoslovakia, who regularly exhibits in Slovakia as well as in the Czech Republic, and who is also considered part of the Hungarian art scene.
Retour, 2013 In cooperation with Jonathan Ravasz Object
80 x 30,5 x 30,5 cm 30 postcards in a metal postcard stand Photos by the artist Postcard photos by Gábor & Ádám Hushegyi
“The billowy history of Hungary since the political transformation in the early 90’s includes the relationship among Hungarians and Hungarians living abroad which is rather quiet troubled and unsettled. The mother country feels its own historical and moral obligation to interfere into the life of the communities beyond the borders which brings some positive but at the same time some dysfunctional consequences.
Video production by Cukru Director of photography and editing by Martina Slováková Photos by Miroslav Bača, Martin Chlpík, Jakub Lazarčík, Dušan Vančo Sound by Blažej Vidlička Sound design by Dušan Vančo Special effects by František Šuli Rakický, Gabriela Macková Production management by Petra Báliková, Martin Piaček Supported by Ministerstva kultúry SR
“No One Left”, 2013 Location: in front of the Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary Public performance Performance text by Martin Niemöller (1892-1984)
“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”
Realized within In the framework of the protest project “Outer Space – Stand Out Every Week” (web) Organised by Eszter Kozma, József Mélyi, Márton Pacsika Photos by Zsuzsanna Simon
Floating Gardens, Košice, 2013 Object in public space 300 x 400 x 90 cm (2 pieces) Polypropylene (PP) objects, plants, natural materials Location: Tyršovo nábrežie, Košice, Slovakia
Rent a garden for free A garden sized 3,5 x 4,5 metres is available for rent at the Mlynský náhon, Tyršovo nábrežie, Košice, Staré mesto, from May 1 to October 30, 2013, for free in return for the keeping of the plants.
In cooperation with Marián Ravasz, architect & Zsolt Bankó, garden architect