The collective’s monograph includes all major art works, publications and lecture–performances from the past ten years, with a special screenprint by Slavs and Tatars in limited edition of 100 copies.
Artist has just completed the costumes and set design for a contemporary adaptation of Monteverdi’s opera Il ballo delle ingrate, a perverse morality play starring ancient gods.
Sculpture marked Brzeski’s launch of a new series of works to be created in the seclusion of private gardens.
The new photography series by Aneta Grzeszykowska is another radical self-portrait of the artist. The point of departure this time is 19th- and 20th-century photographs documenting psycho-physiological experiments on the human body and the medical archives.
Emilia Kina focuses on the margins of depiction, of what is merely a frame for the proper view, what hides it or merely appears. Her relief compositions, painting/screens captivating in their material beauty, divert attention from the digital inflation of images and messages.
Wąbrzeźno, an ordinary little town starting with W, down near the end of the alphabet, in a language where “w” could stand for wszędzie—anywhere, portrayed by the photographer after a decade of systemic changes up to the eve of Poland’s joining the European Union, became a visual synonym for the creeping transformation. Working on colour negatives and alluding to the minimalist poetics of topographic photography, Zieliński created an image of the post-socialist countryside that is the first of its kind, moving and empathetic, constructed from mist and a thousand and one shades of grey.
At the joint exhibition Equivalent Arrangement Michał Budny and Kajetan Sosnowski meet for the first time. The works of both artists, seemingly abstract, in various ways defy easy classifications of genre. They operate through images and masses but use little painting or sculpting. Their compositions generally finds its origins in an abstract drawing—noted on paper or only conceptualized—as a type of minimalist score, the simplest recording of an idea.
The Pickle Politics show by Slavs and Tatars launches the exhibition activity of Sugar, a new curatorial project in Toronto.
EXHIBITIONS IN POLAND
Third component of a larger series within the Prototypes project, through which different artists are working with the collection of Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź. Carolina Caycedo presents her work in context with that of the Polish photographer Zofia Rydet.
2020 art fairs
Raster at Felix Art Fair in Los Angeles: Aneta Grzeszykowska, Marcin Maciejowski, Przemek Matecki, Zbigniew Rogalski, Michelle Rawlings, Janek Simon
The show “Neither” is Budny’s latest radical statement, this time with a vector aiming upwards, “into space, far from earthly concerns and triviality, from the quotidian and everything that weighs us down and detracts us from what is important.”
Photographs by Aneta Grzeszykowska are presented at the exhibition MASK In Present-Day Art at the Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aargau, Switzerland.
House for Art, a joint project of Przemek Matecki and Paweł Althamer, has been realized in a private garden in Basel.
2019 art fairs
Raster at NADA Miami: Aneta Grzeszykowska, Przemek Matecki, Janek Simon, Slavs and Tatars.
Simon fed geometric textiles motifs from all over the world into a computer and “trained” the neural network on this database. The algorithm “learned” to produce new patterns and ornaments, no longer crafted by man but by an artificial intelligence.
Joint exhibition of Galeria Dawid Radziszewski and Raster Gallery is the first-ever in Poland for Lev Povzner, a painter from the movement of Russian nonconformists. He works in his own flat and uses domestic materials. Povzner’s elaborate, individual brand of surrealism represents a return to the political potential of the genre. At this exhibition we present a selection of his newest works.
ART FAIRS 2019
Raster with other Warsaw galleries taking part in Friend of a Friend at ART Düsseldorf: Olaf Brzeski.
A special edition of gloves for sensitive handling of art in boxes decorated with graphics by Olaf Brzeski.