Brigitta Váradi< | Noel Ruane, 2015, Ox Mountain Sheep Wool, branding fluid (ownership mark) 200 × 200 cm, Keith Nolan Photography


Budapest Galéria

1036 Budapest, Lajos utca 158. | Ground Floor

4 June – April 26 2017


Zsuzsanna Szegedy-Maszák

Tamás Török

Opening speech by:

György Várkonyi

art historian

Brigitta Váradi, who resides in Ireland, creates surfaces and objects using uniform materials. In the case of this exhibition the material is wool. With the use of traditional techniques and a system of marks used by shepherds, her works examine the mechanics of remembering and reminding. Váradi’s works bear affinities with socially committed art, but they were not created in the name of political activism. Instead, she examines the disappearing traditions and daily activities of small, secluded communities around the world: her grandmother mopping up her kitchen floor several times a day, the “liberty” tea made by inhabitants of New York State and the marking system of the dwindling community of shepherds in Ireland. Research always plays a key factor in her creative process, for instance taking pictures and recording videos, and her finished works often necessitate experimentation with an entirely new technique.

Brigitta Váradi won first place in the 2016 ArtSlant Prize.

Brigitta Váradi

Tom and Bridie Moran, 2015, Galway Sheep Wool, Lowlands, Marker Spray, Marking Crayon ( Medication and scanning marks ) 200 × 200 cm, Keith Nolan Photography

Brigitta Váradi

Transition 2015, Ox mountain sheep wool, 200 × 200 × 300 cm, Keith Nolan Photography