Fighting Boxing’s Narratives

15.1. 2023, 16-18h.
Curator: Jelisaveta Rapaić

Boxing, speculating and collective training workshop with Kris Országh

Kris Országh takes boxing out of a traditional ring and places it in A HALL of Kunsthalle Bratislava, on a performative stage created by Paul Maheke and Jen Kratochvil, under the guise of the exhibition titled You & I. The workshop, curated by Jelisaveta Rapaić, will be held on Sunday 15th of January between 16-18h in the exhibition space A Hall, and will consist of a lecture, boxing, reading and a discussion on the topics of body, sport and gender.

Join us to simultaneously blow off some steam and ignite flames by practicing boxing and diving into the words of Wacquant, L. J. (2004). Body & soul: Notebooks of an apprentice boxer. Oxford University Press, USA.

Registration is mandatory, please express your interest (RSVP) by sending an email with your name and phone number to with the subject line “Workshop: Fighting Boxing’s Narratives (your name)” by 13.01. 2023

Workshop schedule:

  • warm up
  • boxing technique 1
  • lecture
  • boxing technique 2
  • conclusion + discussion
  • closing

*No previous experience is necessary for the boxing that will be facilitated at Kunsthalle. It is very beginner friendly and will not include any sparring.


Kris Orszagh, born in 1992. From 2017 to 2019 Orszagh worked as a visual editor of the cultural and social magazine Kapitál  [The Capital]. They graduated from artistic research at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht in the Netherland and are one of the co-organizers of the Bratislava BAK Summer School, a summer school that focuses on socially and politically conscious artistic practice. Currently, they are a postgraduate student at the Department of Sociology, Charles University in Prague and the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University, Vienna.  They research gender, class and ethnicity in amateur boxing communities in Central and Eastern Europe and specialises in the sociology of sport and gender.