I have never happened

Judit Kis

curated by Viola Lukacs for VIOLUK Contemporary

24.02-05.03.16

You know, you kept me thinking all day. I haven’t spoken to anyone for months and I barely know you and I already need to talk to you… And there’s something the more I think about the less I understand: why the hell did you tell me you liked me? Answer me, because I didn’t like you saying that at all. You can’t just walk up to a woman you barely know and tell her you like her. Y-o-u-c-a-n’t. You don’t know what she’s going through, what she’s feeling. I’m not married, you know. I’m not anything in this world. I’m just not anything.”

– Guillermo Arriaga, 21 Grams, London: Faber and Faber 2003

VIOLUK Contemporary is pleased to present an immersive exhibition of new works by Judit Kis, concerning her ongoing research on human relations, such as love and other crimpy issues. This will be Kis’ first solo show in Geneva.Kis presents painting, sculpture, and video, continuing her exploration and exploitation of personal relations. I HAVE NEVER HAPPENED addresses the community-forming rituals and codes around love affairs and their transgressions, working through the underbelly of desire as expressed through the patterns of cheating and envy.

How long does it take to get rid of all the illusions cumulated during a relationship? Do we really leave traces in each other’s life?

Kis is one of the generations 2.0 “camgirl” artists, who is claiming awareness to women net artists to a boarder public. Her self-revealing videos embody the circle of love relations despite gender and social premises, while also intimacy and poetry are woven into the floating text along the videos, she describes; “All my works are honest reflections on the temporary impressions that are often repeated in my life. Where do these memories come from, are they all just my illusions? I became interested in what effects I have had on Others’ lives while they often become the source of my artworks as being an inspiration for a piece.”

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