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Ludmila Hrachovinova: The Carried Body

Ludmila Hrachovinova: The Carried Body 1., 2023, acryl, pigment, canvas, 145x160 cm

15. 09 - 11. 04. 2023

Opening: 15.Sept. 2023, 7-9.p.m.

Opening speach by

Zsófia Kókai - curator

Ludmila Hrachovinova - who debuted in Budapest in 2020 with her exhibition Silent, Immediate Urgency - now presents her latest works, which appear to be a system of abstract forms, but also refer to body parts and evoke spatial relationship.

The Slovakian artist, born in 1984, presents his paintings, reliefs and sculptures in various performative and interactive situations, placing them in unusual positions, and exploring the media of painting, drawing and sculpture simultaneously, thus challenging the norms of their medium and tradition.

The role of the spectator is also crucial in this process of transformation, since the reformation of familiar concepts, considered to be characteristic of these art forms, is completed through his presence and reflexivity. Ludmila Hrachovinova indirectly, sets the audience in motion in the exhibition space. For her paintings and sculptures, she chooses positions that somewhat obstruct the usual movement processes in the space, but allow the viewer to interact with her works by making him aware of different bodily movements.

She writes about her work:

„At the exhibition Carried Body I perceive our body as a carried tool, a thing, through which we respond to our surroundings. Through looking at our body parts, movements, and feelings I want to understand more about the relation to our surroundings and its social ties. Often it is felt as tension in the body; feeling of discomfort, muscle pain, cramp, and pressure. Wish to stretch the body, relax it, bend it, or rotate it. In my non-representative form of representation in painting and drawing, I capture these feelings through layers of transparent shapes, lines, and heavily painted parts. The whole exhibition is at the end created by the installation of drawings, paintings, and sculptures in close dialog with themselves and their relation to the space.“

Our exhibition is part of the Gallery Weekend Budapest`s program.