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Piotr Uklański at Carlson Gallery

Polska Neo Avangarda

 

Piotr Uklański at Carlson Gallery

 

9 October - 16 November 2012

 

Carlson Gallery

 

55 South Audley Street
London
W1K2QH
(Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 6pm)

 

For more information please visit Carlson Gallery website.

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Dr Korczak’s Example

Dr Korczak’s Example

 

23rd September – 13th November

11 + Years

 

Unicorn Theatre
147 Tooley Street
More London
Southwark
London SE1 2HZ

 

What is more important – life? Or how you live it?

Dr Korczak was a Polish doctor and writer, who passionately championed every child’s right to freedom, respect and love.

Dr Korczak’s Example is set in the final days of an orphanage in the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw, where food is scarce, tempers rise and everyone wants to survive.

Award-winning playwright David Greig tells this powerful tale of Korczak’s refusal to abandon the young people in his care, and focuses on the human need for respect and hope, even in the face of injustice.

‘One of the most interesting and adventurous British dramatists of his generation’
Daily Telegraph on David Greig

 

By David Greig
Directed by Ria Parry
Designed by James Button
Lighting Design by David W Kidd
Sound Design by Martin Thompson

 

Insights 23 October 1.30pm & 1 November 2pm: with members of the company

 

http://unicorntheatre.com/dr-korczaks-example

 

Gdansk - Unwanted Visitors at Liverpool Biennial 2012

15 September - 25 November 2012

 

Part of

City StatesBiennial Festival 2012

 

LJMU Copperas Hill Building

Copperas Hill
Liverpool
L3
 
Open
10am - 6pm

 

Curated by Agnieszka Kułazińska from Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdańsk, the exhibition ‘Unwanted Visitors‘ is based on stories told by three sites in Poland: the Old Town of Gdańsk, the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, and the 10th Anniversary Stadium in Warsaw. Their story begins in the same period, the 1950s, and is derived from the ideology of the Stalinist era. Featuring works by artists: Yael Bartana, Oskar Hansen, Alicja Karska & Alexandra Went, Janek Simon, Kama Sokolnicka and Robert Kuśmirowski. These artworks create fiction, open up possibilities for alternative urban narrations, sometimes hunt for ghosts and reflect the perspectives of different generations - analysing what it means to be simultaneously both host and guest in a country.

The exhibition is a part of City States, a project presented by Liverpool Biennial 2012 in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University

Organisers: Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdańsk, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Partners: City Culture Institute in Gdańsk, Polish Cultural Institute in London. 

 

Image: Oskar Hansen, A Dream of Warsaw, Foksal Gallery Foundation, 2005, photo by: Jan Smaga. Courtesy Foksal Gallery Foundation Warsaw 

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Yael Bartana, And Europe Will Be Stunned

 

On now – 04 November 2012

Ikon Gallery

Tuesday - Sunday 11am-6pm

1 Oozells Square
Brindleyplace
Birmingham
B1 2HS
England

 

Ikon, in partnership with Artangel, presents And Europe Will Be Stunned(2007–2011), the film trilogy by Israeli artist Yael Bartana. Centred on the activities of The Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland (JRMiP), a political group founded by the artist, who call for the return of 3,300,000 Jews to the land of their forefathers, the films traverse a landscape scarred by the histories of competing nationalisms and militarisms. Collectively they address narratives of the Israeli settlement movement, Zionist dreams, antisemitism, the Holocaust and the Palestinian right of return.

Mary Koszmary (Nightmares) (2007), the first film in the trilogy, began Bartana’s exploration of a complicated set of social and political relationships among Jews, Poles and other Europeans in the age of globalisation. A young activist played by Sławomir Sierakowski (founder and Editor-in-Chief of Krytyka Polityczna magazine), delivers a speech in the abandoned National Stadium in Warsaw in which he urges three million Jews to return home to Poland. Using the structure and sensibility of Leni Riefenstahl’s World War Two propaganda film Triumph of the Will (1935),Mary Koszmary addresses contemporary antisemitism and xenophobia in Poland, the longing for the Jewish past among liberal Polish intellectuals and the Zionist dream of return to Israel. 

The second film in the trilogy, Mur i Wieża (Wall and Tower) (2009), follows the modern day erection in Warsaw, Poland of a kibbutz, built in the architectural style of the 1930s. The film invokes the mythical heroic images of strong and beautiful men and women who established Israel. These early settlers were portrayed as determined pioneers who built houses, cultivated land, studied, collectively raised children, shared assets and were constantly prepared to fight of potential enemy attacks. This is the world that the artist proposes to resurrect in the twenty first century, in an entirely different political
and geographical configuration. 

In the third and final film, Zamach (Assassination) (2011), the dream of a multinational community and a brand new Polish society is put to the ultimate test. Set in the near future, it traces the funeral ceremony of the leader of the JRMiP, killed by an unidentified assassin. The death becomes symbolic, consolidating the new political movement and allowing it to become a concrete project to be implemented in Poland, Europe or the Middle East in the years to come.

Bartana describes her work as the presentation of a universal story; these mechanisms and situations can be observed anywhere in the world and as such her films consider the common impossibility of living together.

A full colour catalogue, with essays by Jacqueline Rose, Boris Groys, Joanna Mytkowska, Adi Ophir and Ariella Azoulay, accompanies the exhibition, priced 
£29.95. 

 

And Europe Will Be Stunned is commissioned by Artangel; Ikon, Birmingham; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek; Netherland Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture; Outset Contemporary Art Fund; Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw and supported by Annet Gelink
Gallery, Amsterdam; Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; Australia Centre for Contemporary Art; Artis, New York; Polish Institute, Tel Aviv. Produced by My-i Productions in association with Artangel, 2011. 

The presentation at Ikon is supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Mondriaan Fund. Zamach (Assassination) (2011) is supported by The 
Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture Fonds BKVB.

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Piotr Krzymowski at Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012

15 September - 18 November 2012

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012

LJMU Copperas Hill Building (Address Copperas Hill Liverpool L3)
Liverpool Biennial 2012,
Liverpool

27 November - 13 January 2013

ICA
The Mall  London,
SW1Y 5AH
London

Polish artist Piotr Krzymowski selected for this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries.

Piotr Krzymowski, a recent Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design graduate, will present two video works – 73 and Boys. Short clips presenting the beauty and the economic consumption of Canary Islands are arranged into a musical composition at once austere and delirious.

The selectors for 2012 were Cullinan Richards, Nairy Baghramian and Rosalind Nashashibi.

Piotr Krzymowski (born 1989) is a Polish artist who works in several media. He recently completed his BA (Hons) Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London. Piotr Krzymowski collaborated with Luigi Ontani (AUROBOROSERPENTINE, Serpentine Gallery, London), Jan Rogalo (Towards The Sea, Vyner Street, London), Katharina Aigner (Rough For Film, Window Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London), Art Below Ltd. and Polish Culture Institute (Time Being, Euston Square Underground Station, London). His films were screened in CCA Glasgow, Whitechapel Gallery in London and at international festivals including KRIK Festival, (D)FEFV in Croatia and Videoholica Film Festival in Bulgaria.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries is the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from British Art Schools. Since 1949 New Contemporaries has consistently provided a critical platform for new and recent fine art graduates primarily by means of an annual, nationally touring exhibition. Independent of place and democratic to the core, New Contemporaries is open to all. Exhibition participants are selected by a panel predominantly made up of artists and writers by means of a rigorous two-stage process.

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Modalfish are looking for short films from Polish Female Film Makers

Modalfish are looking for short films from Polish women directors for a screening at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith on 18 November. Three shorts will be screened alongside the main feature (Dolls Can't Cry, dir. Aleksandra Czenczek, www.dollscantcry.com) and directors will invited to take part in the Q&A session. Films can be up to 15min long and should have been completed in 2011 or 2012. To submit a film, post an online link to mail@modalfish.co.uk with "New Polish Women Directors" in the subject line. The deadline for submission is 3 September
and a final decision on three films to be screened will taken on or before 7 September. If you have a film or know of a Polish female director that does please contact them by emailing mail@modalfish.co.uk.
 

Dolls Can't Cry, dir. Aleksandra Czenczek

Piotr Janas Solo Show at the ICA London

3 July - 9 September 2012

 

ICA


Upper Galleries
The Mall
London SW1Y 5AH

 

Piotr Janas presents amoebic forms recalling organs, bodily fluids and various body parts that contrast with hard edged machine-like mechanisms that seemingly puncture and wound. Fleshy pinks and reds associated with living organisms are juxtaposed with violent brushstrokes. Each painting evokes the actions of scratching, pulling and prodding, creating a sense of depth as one representational element penetrates another. Organic forms taper into talons as they scrape against the walls of their own interior. Mixing the imagery of Constructivism, Francis Bacon and Paul Thek, these dark invocations are ultimately indebted to the language of surrealism (extract from ICA website)

 

The gallery will be temporarily closed for the Olympics between Monday 23 July - Friday 17 August, reopening Saturday 18 August.

 

For more information please visit www.ica.org.uk

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Agnieszka Kapuscinska, Magda Tuka as part of The Living Arts at No Format

31 August, 1 September, 2012

 

Start 8pm, both days

 

No Format

Second Floor Studios & Arts
Harrington Way (off Warspite Road)
Woolwich
London
SE18 5NR

 

The Living Arts is a multidisciplinary Event bringing together the work of four very diverse international female artists, where every performance has its own unique language featuring Live Art Performance, Physical and Visual Theatre, Video Installation and Visionary Artwork.

The Seed Of Bones by Agnieszka Kapuscinska is Live Art Performance work , telling a story of dismemberment as a mytho - poetic rendering of the process of fragmentation, dissolution, which than leads to renewal and transformation.

Cold Feet - Physical Theatre Performance by Magda Tuka is A 40 minute act of post-dramatic theatre inspired by the myth of Orpheus & Eurydice and the news story of a jilted bride who threw herself from a 7th floor window in Eastern China.

Time- doors & bar open at 7pm, viewing of art and live installation / Performances start at 8pm
 

For tickets click here

For more information please visit www.noformat.co.uk

 

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Ewa Axelrad & Steve Press part of The Impossible Heap exhibition

19 July - 26 August

Private View

19 July, 6-9pm

 

GALERIE8
Arthaus
203 Richmond Road
London E8 3NJ

 

The Impossible Heap is a group exhibition that takes its title from the opening lines of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame. The original play elucidates the cyclical and somewhat senseless reality of human existence, and borrows from the last moves of a chess game wherein the outcome becomes inevitable, but is drawn out regardless of the last futile countermoves.

The exhibition brings together a selection of new work that revisits traditional media through experimental processes: painting, sculpture, drawing, assemblage, collage, performance, video, and a wide range of activities are reconsidered in imaginative ways. Projects included, such as Price & Mann’s billboard interventions, social sculptures and fanzines – as well as Sarah Pager’s window installation on the building’s façade will see work taken outside the gallery space.

The artists included in the exhibition are interested in themes that run throughout the play, such as inter-textuality, entropy in closed systems, meaning through repetition, or control in power relationships. Much of the work positions itself within a seemingly ever-repeating world, where disaster seems perpetually inevitable and a collective concern seems to shift from ecological exploitation, to financial collapse, to the growing fear of increased social and political conflicts.

Some of the artists attempt to harness a general feeling of urgency succumbing to a brow-furrowing malaise, while others address specific issues much more directly. They all, however, express a refusal for continual sedation, aiming to rupture contingent structures by beginning again from a starting point, in order to revise and reimagine.

 

Other participating artists: Asgar/ Gabriel, Edward Coyle, Alex Daw, Kieron Dennis, Zavier Ellis, Chris Jones, Alexis Milne and Tom Bresolin, Sarah Pager, Price & Mann, James Sillavan, Daniele Villa

 

For more infirmation please visit www.galerie8.co.uk

 

Guide to the Poles - Part of Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012

14 - 16 August 2012

 

Summerhall (venue 26) /

1 Summerhall (EH9 1PL)
Tickets: £3/£2

Start 7.30pm


Box office: 0845 874 3001

Beats of Freedom (14 Aug)

Art of Freedom (15 Aug)

Political Dress (16 Aug)

 

Produced by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and directed by some of Poland's brightest talents in filmmaking, Guide to the Poles constituted one of the flagship projects of the Polish Presidency of the EU Council.
The documentary film series takes viewers on a remarkable cinematic journey to the roots of contemporary phenomena of freedom and creativity in Poland. In spite of prevailing stereotypes, the socialist era in Poland was not just about oppression, poverty and subjection. It was just as much a time of attaining tenable freedoms in unexpected areas of life.

 

Beats of Freedom (14 Aug)
Wojciech Słota, Leszek Gnoiński, 2010, 78 min
Beats of Freedom tells the story of rock music during the Communist era in the People's Republic of Poland through the eyes of Chris Salewicz, a British journalist of Polish heritage. It's a film about the sound that gave people a dose of freedom, about one of few aspects of everyday life that gave a bit of elbow room in an otherwise constrained society. It turned out that the 'Iron Curtain' wasn't quite as impenetrable as the authorities would have hoped and a number of major acts new to the international scene made their way over from the west. Legendary bands took the stage in Warsaw and Jarocin, such as The Rolling Stones, who played two concerts in April 1967 at the Palace of Culture's Congressional Hall - an event that became fixed in the collective musical memory for many decades following.

 

Art of Freedom (15 Aug)
Wojciech Słota, Marek Kłosowicz, 2010, 70 min
Art of Freedom answers the most poignant questions on the phenomenon of Polish Himalaism in the '70s and '80s. How is it possible that in the People's Republic Poland of the '70s and '80s, at the very cusp of socialism, Polish mountain climbers were the best in the world? How could the citizens of a nation in which the average pay was 20 dollars a month afford to organize climbing expeditions in the Himalayas? In what way did privation across every aspect of life influence their condition and their morale? What distinguished climbers from Poland from those from the other side of the "iron curtain"?

 

Political Dress (16 Aug)
Judyta Fibiger, 2011, 63 min
Political Dress shows how bright colours and home-made tailoring can serve as a personal weapon against an oppressive political regime. Can one's appearance be a manifestation of liberty? Director Judyta Fibiger's film, produced within the Guide to the Poles documentary series, takes a look at Poland's style evolution. From the hard-headed Stalinist era, when colorful socks could get you reprimanded by the militia, through a fascination with Parisian fashion in the '60s, the flower children of the '70s up through the martial law period and the punk-rock '80s.

(Source - I Culture)

TUTAJ/TERAZ (HERE/NOW) : An investigation of Polish contemporary artists in Scotland

28 July 2012 - 09 September 2012

 

Opening Times:


Monday - Saturday 10 - 5

Sunday 12 - 5

 

 

RSA Project Room

Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

The Mound
Edinburgh
EH2 2EL

 

Over the years Scotland has attracted a large community of international artists to its shores. In the past decade, the wave of ‘new Scots’ coming to study, work and live in Scotland, has included a very strong Polish voice. The work being produced by these Polish artists has attracted significant interest and there is now a very definite Polish influence infiltrating the Scottish contemporary scene.

This exhibition aims to highlight a number of the key young players in this movement. The exhibition asks what attracted them to Scotland; how they straddle their careers in both countries; and if/how their practice in Scotland differs from a similar experience in their homeland.
The exhibition comproses of works by six female artists - Ola Rek, Magdalena Blasinska, Grazyna Dobrzelecka, Aleksandra Zawada, Agata Dymus-Kazmierczak and Joanna Lyczko

The exhibition consists mainly  of paperworks, the show looks at printmaking, multiples, oils, watercolour, photography, drawing and installation.

Funded by The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw and The Royal Scottish Academy.

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2012.


 

Robert Sobociński – Sculpture Exhibition, Southend Pier

30 June - 2 September, 2012


Southend Pier
Southend-on-Sea

 

Robert Sobociński was born in 1960 in Poznań, Poland. He graduated from the sculpture faculty at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, and studied architecture at Poznań Polytechnic. He has created works for over 20 years. He has presented his works since the early 1980s, initially in Poland, then also in Germany, Belgium, and for the past 14 years mainly in France.

Robert Sobociński is the author of a number of plein-air sculptures and monuments, among others the Monument of Katyń and Siberia Victims in Poznań.
His first spectacular success (1980) was the award of the 1st prize at the competition for Juliusz Słowacki’s monument in Warsaw. The artist started exhibiting his works in the beginning of the eighties – still during his studies at the Poznań Academy of Arts – at O.N. Gallery, Wielka 19 Gallery and Kontakt Gallery. In 1990 he presented his first bronze sculptures at an individual exhibition at MR Gallery in the rooms of Górków Palace.

Since 1991 his works have been regularly presented at the majority of important sculpture exhibition rooms in Paris, such as DECOUVERT, SAGA, FIAC, Sculpture Triennial in Paris and also within the framework of tens of collective exhibitions in France, Belgium and Germany. At a prestigious exhibition – “Visions of Europe” in the Eiffel Tower – the artist presented a monumental bronze – ‘The Returning’. In autumn 1993 he held an individual exhibition of his works during one of the most important modern arts fairs in the world – the FIAC at the Paris Grand Palace.

 

This is a Polish Arts Festival and Polish Heritage Society collaboration. For more information please visit Polish Arts Festival website.

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Jagiellonian University Research Grant Competition

 The Jagiellonian University Polish Research Centre in London, is offering a number of research grants for staff and students attached to UK institutions who wish to conduct research relating to Polish culture, history and/or politics. In particular, the grants are aimed at those who wish to conduct such research in Poland itself. The closing date for applications is the 6th August 2012. Ten two-month grants will be awarded in the competition, in the amount of PLN 15,000 each (about GBP 2,800), to cover the costs of the researchers' stay in Poland, the purpose of which shall be conducting research on Polish culture, history and/or politics.Eligible grant candidates include: employees, including post-doctoral fellows, of educational and research institutions based in the UK, and British university graduate and postgraduate students, that is, students pursuing the degree of MA, MSc, MPhil, DPhil, PhD, or equivalent.

The research grant are part of the Jagiellonian University Polish Research Centre in London programme, realized with the kind financial support of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

For detailed instructions for candidates wishing to apply please contact pon@uj.edu.pl.

Further information is available at www.uj-puno.eu
 

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Something for the Summer - Rainbow Park Installation by Adam Kalinowski

June 16 - September 7, 2012


South Bank, Queens Walk
London
FREE

 

Adam Kalinowski‘s Rainbow Park created as part of South Bank‘s Festival od the World, has been built for the purpouse of rest and to stimulate the imagination of participants who can play together with the sand. 150 tonnes of coloured and plain sand has been used to create a distinctive installation and interactive experience; spectators walking all over the park, preferably barefoot, mix the colours especially on the edges of the sand areas, in such a way that new colours appear. For example, on the edge of red and blue, violet comes into being; yellow sand mixed with red produces orange etc. Over the course of time the areas mix and lose their intensity, but as this happens a new composition of colour will emerge, with the sand turning into another colour, resembling the light spectrum. Colourful sculptural units have been placed in the sand and these can also used as benches to enjoy and relax within the environment.

Click here for video footage.

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Stage and Twist - Anna Molska and Ciprian Mureşan at Tate Modern

25 May – 14 October 2012


Project Space

Tate Modern

Bankside

London SE1 9TG

 

In Stage and Twist a child drinks a mixture of Pepsi and Coca-Cola, a giant puzzle is played by two half-naked young men, an iconic work by Yves Klein is re-enacted with the artist leaping into the void and hitting the pavement below and a group of workers assemble a monumental sculpture out of scaffolding in an empty field. In all of these works history is both re-staged and twisted as a means to engage critically with the present day.

This exhibition brings together the Polish artist Anna Molska and the Romanian artist Ciprian Mureşan for their first museum exhibition in London. Molska and Mureşan draw upon historical events and art history to highlight the power of the collective experience in the post-communism era. Both artists question social mechanisms and the construction of individuality. Rather than glorifying the past, each work cheerfully accepts the uncountable failures and shortcomings of contemporary society.

Project Space at Tate Modern is now dedicated to presenting contemporary art through a series of collaborations with cultural organisations around the world.

The exhibition is curated by Capucine Perrot, Tate Modern and Magda Lipska, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.

For more information please click here.

 

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Labelling Damian Hirst/possessing the Universe

Labelling Damian Hirst/possessing the Universe by Pulp Studio/Monika Waraxa, Kuba Budzynski, 2012

 

The newest activity by Monika Waraxa and Kuba Budzynski of Let's Do it Together. Their activities take on open forms of artistic events based on audience activity. The engine for Let's Do it Together events is role swapping between artist(creator) and audience(receiver), which encourages audience to be more present in an art processing. This time for Labeling Damien Hirst/possessing the Universe the activity is a processing comment on Damien Hirst`s work but also the way to spend some free time differently than usual.

This is about trying something new or/and recreating what the GREAT ARTISTS did or do. With that they aim to encourage as many people as possible to co-create new possibilities in social critic with the encouragement of Pulp Studio.

 

How can you join?

 

Labelling Damian Hirst is open for anyone willing to participate and co-create it.

First option

1. Downloading pdf from Deconstruction Project here-1, here-2 or here-3

2. Printing some stickers (might share with your friends)

3. Find the right place, stick it.

4. Make documentation and send it directly to us here with your description: title, name, place, date

Second option

1.We will send you set of stickers ready to go if you give us your home address.

You could live it here: info@deconstructionproject.co.uk. There is no charge for that.

3. Find the right place, stick it.

4. Make documentation and send it directly to us here with your description: title, name, place, date

Labelling Damian Hirst/possessing the Universe

Polish Deli on Resonance.fm

Every Sunday at 6 - 6.30pm on Resonance.fm

 

To listen tune your radio to 104.4 fm

 

Polish Deli is a bilingual program dedicated to Polish independent and alternative arts. The aim of the show is to present Polish culture to both Polish and international audience. Presenter Kacper Ziemianin talks to Poles living in UK, Poland and anywhere else in the world and tries to get a picture of Polish contemporary arts and to challenge stereotypes about Polish people.

 

Kacper Ziemianin is an audio artists. In his musical practice he is useing many different sound sources, ranging from acoustic, digital and analogue. In this performance he will combine all of them in order to create an interesitng soundscape of ever changing sounds and dynamics with an element of randomness. 

 

For more information please visit Resonance.fm and Ziemianin.net or Polish Deli archive at Resonace. fm.

Critic Police: Monika Waraxa

Monika Waraxa`s blog is about art, life and many other things which could show up on my way.

Sometimes its bitter, sometimes sweet, but always critic. 

 

Monika Waraxa is an artist and art critic, graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She was born in Poland currently lives and works in London.

She believes in a posteriori art. Works with painting, spatial realizations, activation projects and theory of art. Her articles were published in Obieg.pl, noBrain.pl and in Pokaz art magazine. She is also the editor of art section for Independent.pl.

 

Monika has participated in numerous important group exhibitions including: Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; Miejska Galeria Sztuki, Łódź; Im Brick, Vienna, Austria; Klaipeda Cultural Communication Centre, Klaipeda, Lithuania; Laboratory – Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw. 

Solo exhibitions include: LKW Gallery, Gdańsk; Galeria Zderzak, Cracow; Polish Institute in Berlin, Germany; WizyTUjąca Gallery, Warsaw; Galeria Promocyjna, Warsaw.

Monika has been twice awarded scholarship by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland. 

 

To visit Monika's blog in English go to: Critic Police or in Polish: Critic Police 

The Trouble with Being Human These Days. Documentary about professor Zygmunt Bauman

This film is a Zeitgest journey through 21st century Europe on its crash trajectory to the uncertain future. The creators, Bartek Dziadosz and Grzegorz Lepiarz are guided by professor Zygmunt Bauman, one of the most influential thinkers of our age, a modest prophet whose 57 books written over a half of the century reveal hidden pitfalls of consumerism, lax morality, weak governments and powerful corporations.

The idea of making a film about Zygmunt Bauman first came up in August 2009 after Grzegorz`s visit to Professor`s house in Leeds. He met Zygmunt Bauman then for the first time to make his photographic portrait, and immediately became fascinated by his warm, inspiring personality and his profound, but at the same time very straightforward wisdom. Grzegorz joined forces with his friend Bartek, who became the director, and Zygmunt`s friend Mark Davies, the current director of the Bauman Institute, who agreed to interview the Professor.

For more information please visit :

www.beinghumanthesedays.com

www.indiegogo.com/BeingHuman

Rafal Gawin`s collection of poetry published in UK by Off-press

This first print run of Wycieczki Osobiste / Code of Chance contains both the original Polish poems and their English translations and DVD disc which includes a filmed interview with the author (with English subtitles) and a short documentary Feast of Fools, exploring themes of contemporary Polish poetry.

Rafał Gawin Was born in 1984. Poet, literary critic, co-founder of "mŁodź Literacka”, editor of “Arterie”, a literary magazine. His chapook Przymiarki was published in Wrocław, 2009. His work has been published in the most prestigious Polish periodicals, including “Gazeta Wyborcza”, “Odra”, “Tygiel Kultury”, “Opcje”, “Kresy”, “Wyspa” adn in Nagrani an anthology of new poetry.

Wildly sophisticated forms which catch language mid-act, then cooly execute madly distorted idioms. A masterpiece. The fruits of this extraordinary effectiveness produce not only the grotesque, but in the shadow which follows there also come wisdom, bitterness, mistrust... For me, Gawin is unique. Karol Maliszewski

Editors - Przemysław Owczarek, Michał Murowaniecki

Translation – Marek Kazmierski


For more information please visit : Off-press