Monday, August 29, 2011

Exchange of Gifts




































Exchange of Gifts
between the artists and the audience

3rd September 2011, 5 pm.
Wroclaw Contemporary Museum,
Bunker at Strzegomski Sq., Wroclaw

What do the the artists want to share with the audience?
What can the audience give the artists?

Gift exchange is an opportunity to share your own work with a selected person. The artists will bring their gifts for the audience, and the members of the audience will present the artists with theirs. In the course of the evening, the exchanged objects will form a 'live' exhibition, which shape will depend on both the artists and the public.

The gifts can be either big or small, funny or nostalgic, they may include peculiarities of all sorts, made or found, surprising in some different way. These may be objects created specially for this occasion or gems plucked from a scrap heap. What counts is the idea and imagination of the participants. A history of an object and a story about its sentimental significance can have an important impact on its value.

Gifts from the audience, chosen by the artists, will be on display throughout a month at the Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, while the artists' gifts will go directly into the hands of their recipients.

We cordially invite you to participate in the event!

Artists: Basia Bańda, Piotr Bosacki, Olaf Brzeski, Marek Chlanda, Krystian Truth Czaplicki, Marta Deskur, Tomasz Domański, Karolina Freino, Elżbieta Jabłońska, Aga Jarząbowa, Paweł Jarodzki, Małgorzata Kazimierczak, Jerzy Kosałka, Piotr Kurka, Przemysław Kwiek, Olga Lewicka, Zbigniew Libera, Cecylia Malik, Patrycja Mastej, Małgorzata Markiewicz, Anna Niesterowicz, Julita Paluszkiewicz, Anna Płotnicka, Mariola Przyjemska, Karol Radziszewski, Kama Sokolnicka, Łukasz Skąpski, Grzegorz Sztwiertnia, Monika Szwed, Andrzej Tobis, Viola Tycz, Alex Urban, Monika Waraxa & Kuba Budzyński, Jacek Zachodny, Ewa Zarzycka

Curators: Katarzyna Ozimek and Katarzyna Poźniak

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

NASI NIE NASI



Zapraszam serdecznie na wystawę, z udziałem grupy szu szu (Kopik, Nikić, Radziszewski)

Wernisaż projektu "Próżna na Chłodnej": NASI NIE NASI

28.08.2011, niedziela, godz. 17:00
ul. Chłodna 29 (budynek, w którym przed wojną istniało kino „Czary”)

NASI NIE NASI
to inaczej "NASI OBCY"
Nie obcy w ogóle, bo tacy nie istnieją.
"Obcość" pojawia się w momencie jej zdefiniowania.
Nasi obcy to ci przez nas naznaczeni.
Pojawiają się w różnych kontekstach.
W życiu osobistym i publicznym,
W życiu pojedynczych jednostek i wielkich zbiorowości,
Nie muszą być agresywni, nie muszą uważać, że my jesteśmy obcy dla nich, nie muszą być nawet świadomi naszej obecności.
Zagrażają poprzez samo swoje istnienie.

Kurator wystawy: Krystyna Piotrowska

W tegorocznej wystawie wezmą udział m.in.: Anna Baumgart, Sharon Bareket, Lesław Dobrucki, Edward Dwurnik, Paweł Grześ, Joanna Helander, Zuzanna Janin, Paweł Jóźwiak-Rodan, Dorota Nieznalska, Eric Scott, Jean Gabriel Periot, Paweł Susid, Konrad Pustoła, Wojtek Pustoła, Jonathan Rozenbaum, szu szu (Piotr Kopik, Ivo Nikić, Karol Radziszewski), Joanna Turowicz, Amir Yatziv.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sztuka, której nikt nie widział

Polecam niekonwencjonalną wystawę: "Sztuka, której nikt nie widział"

25 sierpnia 2011
Galeria Leto, Soho Factory / Mińska 25, Warszawa
Wystawa: 18:00 Aukcja: 20:30

Na wystawie będzie można obejrzeć i kupić prace:

Mikołaja Długosza
Maurycego Gomulickiego
Leszka Knaflewskiego
Karola Radziszewskiego
Zbyszka Rogalskiego
Tomka Saciłowskiego
Aleksandry Ska
Łukasza Surowca
Radka Szlagi

Całkowity dochód z aukcji zostanie przekazany na rzecz Fundacji Audiodeskrypcja.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Design for Freedom – Freedom in Design



















































DIK Fagazine covers and my POMADA poster will be featured in:

DESIGN FOR FREEDOM — FREEDOM IN DESIGN
GRAPHIC DESIGN IN POLAND 1981 – 2011

25.08 – 11.09.2011
Made My Day Gallery
Torstraße 66, 10119 Berlin, Germany

13.10 – 23.10.2011
CLASKA 8F The 8th Gallery 1-3-18 Chuo-cho
Tokyo, Japan

Design for Freedom — Freedom in Design Exhibition. Graphic Design in Poland 1981 – 2011 is a presentation of the design of the last 30 years, during the system transformation in Poland covering the period from socialism to post capitalism.

The project shows design as forms of organizing the national sub-​consciousness into political, economic or artistic visual presentation. Graphic arts present the symbolic meanings and the hidden social emotions using the language of pictures, signs and various aesthetics. It becomes the unaware or targeted expression of political struggle, economic constraints or one among very few ways of escaping and creative expression. The role of a Polish graphic designer and citizen during the historical changes seems to be ambiguous. It is characterized by paradox: anarchy and conformity, individualism and yielding to trends, rigorism and autonomy, rationalism and romanticism. In a reaction to the dynamic changes and unstable standards of the various political and economic systems in the last 30 years in Poland, the designers developed an entire spectrum of creative attitudes and adequate styles.

The exhibition will show rarely presented posters, newspapers, books, packaging, signs and graphic arts produced between 1981 — 2011. It is going to be the first time the output of Polish design from the period of a 30-​year-​long transformation is presented in the context of struggle and conflict of political and social awareness. The selected works are the most representative and significant for those occurrences. When presented as a cycle they become a story about a drastic change of life models, priorities, ambitions, codes and ways of approaching that reality, that affected Polish people as well as changing visual culture.

The exhibition will be presented as an open working space hosting activities and events connected with practical and theoretical aspects of the Polish graphic design.

www.design-freedom.​pl

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Visiting Natalia LL


























I've met with a great Polish neo-avant-garde artist Natalia LL at her studio last week to shoot for my new project. More to come…

(photo by Kamil Radziszewski)