Slavs and Tatars
Jakub Julian Ziolkowski
A critical, emancipative, psychedelic, often even brutal, obscene, self-assured, and ambiguous 'salon' that focuses on the most significant works, approaches and subject matters of Polish artists of the last decade.
Paweł Althamer & Paulina Antoniewicz & Jacek Taszakowski, Ewa Axelrad, Mirosław Bałka, Wojciech Bąkowski, Piotr Bosacki, Paweł Bownik, Olaf Brzeski, Rafał Bujnowski, Oskar Dawicki, Wojciech Doroszuk, Mikołaj Grospierre, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga, Łukasz Jastrubczak, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Magdalena Karpińska, Tomasz Kowalski, Agnieszka Kurant, Milena Korolczuk, Zbigniew Libera, Goshka Macuga, Marcin Maciejowski, Honorata Martin, Krzysztof Mężyk, Gizela Mickiewicz, Katarzyna Mirczak, Anna Molska, Mikołaj Moskal, Witek Orski, Sławomir Pawszak, Agnieszka Piksa, Agnieszka Polska, Katarzyna Przezwańska, Wojciech Puś, Karol Radziszewski, Joanna Rajkowska, Bianka Rolando, Wilhelm Sasnal, Maciej Sieńczyk, Janek Simon, Slavs and Tatars, Łukasz Surowiec, Monika Szwed, Iza Tarasewicz, Mariusz Tarkawian, Aleksandra Waliszewska, Jakub Woynarowski, Jakub Julian Ziółkowski, Anna Zaradny, Artur Żmijewski.
Curator Sebastian Cichocki
Polish contemporary art received the most significant international recognition and may be used as certain 'code' for reading contemporary art of the entire region of Central and East Europe. But who are the most respected Polish artists redefining our perception of this scene and setting future trends? Curators Sebastian Cichocki and Łukasz Ronduda from the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw created for Kunsthalle Bratislava a critical, emancipative, psychedelic, often even brutal, obscene, self-assured, and ambiguous 'salon' that focuses on the most significant works, approaches and subject matters of Polish artists of the last decade.
'The title of the exhibition is inspired by the series of artistic performances in the 1970s authored by the radical neo-avant-garde duo KwieKulik (Zofia Kulik and Przemysław Kwiek). During these performances, the artists created works of art on various heads: their own, the heads of models, as well as the heads of other artists. The duo KwieKulik pointed to elements of the game, process, connections between the audience and the artists and material characteristic of the new art.
The exhibition Procedures for the head / Polish Art Today is a showcase not only of the methods of modeling the world through art, but also of understanding and imagining an alternative reality by building a relationship between the past and an anticipated future. The exhibition in Bratislava is based on a more intuitive formal relationship between the chosen works, whilst also focusing on the dark, imaginative element in contemporary Polish art.'
Image: Agnieszka Kurant, The Map of Phantom Islands, 2013, Digital print. Courtesy of Tanya Bonkdar Gallery and Fortes Vilaca Gallery
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Opening: 26.2.2015 from 17,00 till 19,00 h.
Dom umenia/Kunsthalle Bratislava
Námestie SNP 12 812 34 Bratislava Slovak republic
Open: Wed - Mon 12.00-19.00 / Fri 12.00-21.00 / Tue – closed