Orshi Drozdik – Martina Pachmanová

Thu, 10 December, 7 p.m.

Orshi Drozdik (born in Budapest) is a leading exponent of conceptual and gender-oriented art in Hungary. In her installations, photographs, paintings, drawings and texts, she critically and systematically analyses female role models in art and society. Another focus of her work is the scientific representation of nature and the body. Following her studies at Budapest University of Fine Arts (1970-1977), Orshi Drozdik collaborated with the post-conceptual artists’ group Rozsa (Roses) from 1976 to 1978. In 1980 she moved to New York and worked with the artists’ group Colab. She lives and works in Budapest and New York.

Martina Pachmanová is an art historian, freelance curator and author. She is an assistant professor at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Her articles and contributions on modernism and contemporary art focus on gender issues and feminism. Publications (selection): Mobile Fidelities: Conversations on Feminism, History and Visuality (Prague, 2001); Invisible Woman: Anthology of Contemporary Texts on Feminism, History and Visual Culture in the U.S. (Prague, 2002); Unknown Territories of Czech Modern Art: Through the Looking Glass of Gender (Prague, 2004); Milada Marešová: Painter of New Objectivity (Prague, Brno, 2008); Artemis and Dr. Faust: Women in Czech and Slovak Art History (together with Milena Bartlová; Prague, 2008).