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
 The video was created from the following sources:
Feb 18th, 2014, Kyiv – Euromaidan pass stones to reinforce Kreschatyk St. barricade; Rich Myers; 18 February, 2014.
10’’– 20’; 41– 115’’
Ukraine Army Chief Out After Deadly Clashes; SkyNEWS report; 19 February, 2014.
223’’– 236’’
Daily news of the Radio and Television of Slovakia; RTVS; 8 March, 2014.
1211’’– 1228’’
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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
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Rudolf Szabó / Szabó Rezső

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
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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
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2014 – 2015: Private Nationalism PN CZ, SK, H, D, PL @ Praha, Košice, Pécs, Dresden, Krakow

Other exhibitions: 21.2. – 15.3. 2014, Praha; 8.5. – 15.6. 2014, Pécs; 18.7. – 28.9. 2014, Dresden, 15.2. – 30. 3. 2015, Krakow
Curators: Lenka Klodová, Ivan Mečl, Ilona Németh, József R. Juhász, Michal Štofa, Rita Varga, Márton Pacsika, Nadine Bors, Andrea Hilger, Anna Lebensztejn, Lidia Krawczyk
On view by Ilona Németh: Retour (2013, with Jonathan Ravasz), and Zsófia Meller (2012), Middle of Europe (2014)
Photos by Boris Vajtovič (Kunsthalle Košice)
Introduction by co-curator, art historian Edit András (excerpts)
The Private Nationalism Project is a series of international art and cultural programs supported by the European Union’s Culture Programme 2007-2013, the Visegrad Fund, and local sponsors. It will be realized as a collaborative effort among eight institutions from six countries, a team of art professionals, and several artists from Central-Eastern Europe and its buffer zone. In does not focus on moments of high political drama, but rather on the process by which these moments are so naturally absorbed and embraced by ordinary people. It thus concentrates on the solid texture of ordinary people’s everyday experience and involvement in setting in motion the machinery of nationalism.
Instead of “canned”, ready-made exhibitions traveling aimlessly to the different parts of the region while ignoring the local settings, contexts and priorities, the subsequent exhibitions will seek to remedy the problems and concerns of “private nationalism” that are relevant in each of the countries involved, based on the fact that the national cases differ so widely.
Although all the exhibitions will be based on works from the same pool of artists and will feature artworks that are sensitive to the relevant issues in the participating countries, each host institution will provide a locally specific sub-topic or approach to the “umbrella concept”. It might extend its scope beyond its borders by sweeping its geographical radius. Following this trajectory, different local settings, priorities and urgencies, as well as sub-regions, zones of local conflicts, political tensions and related minority questions will be explored.
Kassák Centre for Intermedia Creativity, Slovakia
K13 – Cultural Centres of Košice / Kunsthalle Košice, Slovakia
Kunsthalle / Hall of Art Košice, Slovakia
Apartment Project, Istanbul, Turkey
Bunker Sztuky, Krakow, Poland
Divus, s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic
Kassak Centre of Intermedia Creativity, Nové Zámky, Slovakia
Ostrale, Dresden, Germany
Zsolnay Heritage Management Nonprofit Ltd., Pécs, Hungary
The project is supported by:
European Union Program Culture (2007-2013)
Visegrad Fund
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