• Probe 1 – The Story of Slovak (Post)Conceptual art
    12 Dec 2018 − 24 March 2019

    Prague City Gallery / Stone Bell House Curated by: Vlado Beskid and Jakub Král Loans by Kontakt: Ján Mančuška, Julius Koller, Stano Filko, Roman Ondak The exhibition will introduce Czech public into one of the crucial tendencies found in modern and contemporary Slovak art. It will focus on the origination and development of Conceptual and post-Conceptual Art within the horizon of the past fifty years in Slovakia, i.e. from the alternative, unofficial scene of the 1960s to the post-1989 legal artistic platform. The oeuvres of two generations of artists, such as Viktor Frešo, Jozef Jankovič, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkáčová, Martin Kochan, Július Koller, Marek Kvetan, Ján Mančuška, Roman Ondák, Boris Ondreička, Monogramista T.D, Rudolf Sikora, Pavla Sceranková, Peter Rónai and Jaro Varga, will serve to present particular forms of Conceptual artistic morphology, as it was shaped by the new aesthetic criteria with their codes, in the context of time. The exhibition, held as a specific contribution to the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the existence of Czechoslovakia, will go hand in hand with interventions by several Czech artists (Jan Brož, Alice Nikitinová, Vít Soukup, Pavel Sterec, Antonín Střížek, Michaela Thelenová) who will loosely contextualize selected historical, social, economic and world-view facets of our history. Their main subject of interest is the transformations of the internal social paradigm, presented the loss of the utopian outreach of our thinking in connection with the declining big ideologies.

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Photo: Adam Sakovy
  • Photo: Adam Sakovy
  • Photo: Adam Sakovy
In 1976, my solo vinyl record “Phonopoetica” was released by Belgrade’s Student Cultural Center, featuring phonic poetry in my vocal interpretation. This record attracted considerable attention from the most significant contemporary authors of phonic and visual poetry, like Henri Chopin, Bernard Heidsieck, Jean-Jacques Lebel, François Dufrêne, Tibor Papp, Jackson Mac Low, Bob Cobbing, Jerome Rothenberg, Charlie Morrow, Brion Gysin, George Quasha etc. who invited me to international festivals of avant-garde and phonic poetry. Before that, I had been involved with visual poetry for quite a while. My visual poetry was exhibited in galleries and used for conceiving scores for phonic poetry performances.


Excerpt taken from: “The Artist in the First Person Singular. Miško Šuvaković: An Interview with Katalin Ladik,” in: The Power of a Woman: Katalin Ladik Retrospective 1962 – 2010. Novi Sad: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2010. p. 245.

  • Artist: Katalin Ladik
  • Original Title: Phonopoetica
  • Year: 1976
  • Material: record, cover
  • Dimensions: 7 7/8 × 7 7/8 in. (20 × 20 cm) Diameter 17,4 cm
  • Inventory no.: K156
  • Category: audio
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