“Secondary Archive: Women artist and their practices from Central and Eastern Europe” – conference in the Ludwig Museum

The conference presenting the Secondary Archive platform for female artists from Central and Eastern Europe will take place in the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest, on the 6th of June at 5:00 p.m.


The conference focuses on bringing closer the heritage of women artists through the lens of the Secondary Archive project.


The conference is a part of ongoing project – Secondary Archive, which aims to research and archive the art of predominantly Central and Eastern European women, spanning from World War II to the present.


Plan of the conference:

  • Introductory words
    letter from Katarzyna Kozyra – President of the Board of the Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation
  •  The genesis of Secondary Archive: beginnings and country-specific challenges.
    Presentations by:
    Iga Maria Szczepańska (Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation, Warsaw)
    Lucia Kvočáková (Björnsonova, Bratislava)
    Róna Kopeczky (Easttopics, Budapest)
  •  Research in focus: Generations of women performance artists in Central and Eastern Europe
    Zsuzska Kozák (AICA Hungary prize for best critique), writer of the new essay published on Secondary Archive, will present her research
  •  What does it mean today to build an archive of, but also for women artists in Central and Eastern Europe?
    Panel discussion with:
    Pamela Bachar (Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation), Andrea Fajgerné Dudás, Lucia Kvočáková (Björnsonova), Róna Kopeczky (Easttopics, Budapest)
    moderated by Viktória Popovics (Ludwig Museum Budapest)


When: 6th of June 2024 5:00 p.m.

Where: Ludwig Museum Komor Marcell u. 1, 1095 Budapest

The project is realised in a partnership between Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation and Easttopics.


Project coordinator PL: Iga Maria Szczepańska

Project coordinator HU: Róna Kopeczky

Graphic Design: Marcel Kaczmarek


The project is supported by the Netherlands Embassy in Budapest, the Slovak Institute, the Polish Institute and Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest