Dorottya Balkó was the curator of Klaudia Januskó’s exhibition exploring the female identity

Date: 2023.06.23
According to the concept of the exhibition Her Body, Himself ? opened in June 2023 at Liget Gallery, female identity is built like a recipe.

“All that you need to make female identity are a large bowl and a single lifetime. First, combine examples passed down from your mother and grandmother, then add impersonal muses of poets and vaguely sketched archetypes from films and video games to the raw batter”, reads the synopsis of Klaudia Januskó’s solo exhibition, inspired by Walking Brains. Contemporary Feminist Discourse by Orsolya Drozdik, Is Woman an Animal? Posthuman Feminism in Visual Art and The Human Body by Gerda Széplaky, as well as the section on the preparation of meat in the Wikipedia article dealing with kitchen operations. 

Curated by Art and Design Management student Dorottya Balkó, the exhibition included objects, paintings, and video installations. The closing event of the exhibition also featured a related zine created by Dorottya Balkó, Orshi Drozdik, Mrs. Fajger née Andrea Dudás and Tayler Patrick. 

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