The Ludwig Forum Aachen is pleased to present Ooooooooo-pus, the first survey exhibition of Katalin Ladik (b. 1942 in Novi Sad, lives in Budapest). Her radical approach to poetry, sound, and performance established her as a key figure in the artistic avant-gardes of former Yugoslavia. Drawing on her career-spanning interest in language and corporeality, the exhibition provides for the first time a comprehensive overview of Ladik’s work from the late 1960s to the present. The scores of her visual and phonic poems set to music manifest themselves in the exhibition space as collages, textile works, photographs and objects and, together with selected sound compositions, open up a soundscape carried by the extraordinary range of the artist’s voice.
Curated by Fanny Hauser (Ludwig Forum Aachen) and Hendrik Folkerts (Moderna Museet, Stockholm).
The exhibition is co-organized in cooperation with Haus der Kunst München and Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
On opening night, the museum will be open from 7 to 10 pm.
Publication “Katalin Ladik. Ooooooooo-pus“
A monograph published by Skira Editore, Milan, accompanies the exhibition. The publication comprises contributions by Pierre Bal-Blanc, Diedrich Diederichsen, Hendrik Folkerts, Irena Haiduk, Fanny Hauser, Ana Janevski, Emese Kürti, Katalin Ladik, Quinn Latimer, Bhavisha Panchia, Dieter Roelstraete, Gloria Sutton, Sarah Johanna Theurer, Paolo Thorsen-Nagel, and Mónica de la Torre as well as a director’s foreword by Eva Birkenstock, Grażyna Kulczyk, Andrea Lissoni and Gitte Ørskou. The publication is co-produced by Haus der Kunst München, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Ludwig Forum Aachen, and Muzeum Susch, with support from acb gallery, Budapest and Kontakt Collection, Vienna.