Katalin Ladik. Ooooooooo-pus


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“If we are the most vulnerable in our poetry, we shall pour our whole bodies into it.“ – Katalin Ladik

We invite you to follow the artist and say the exhibition title out loud: repeating the letter “o” nine times, rounding your lips and vibrating your vocal cords, making a short pause for the dash, and then expelling the gentle push of “pus”. You have now entered the world of Katalin Ladik.

“Ooooooooo-pus” is the first survey exhibition in Germany of the work of Katalin Ladik whose radical approach to concrete and visual poetry, sound, performance, and sculpture established her as a key figure in Central and Eastern European art. Through her work she challenges gender roles, using her body and voice as both instrument and medium. For Ladik, the body engenders poetry. It is a site of self-representation that she has consistently explored in her performances.