2018 art fairs
Raster at NADA Miami: Rafał Bujnowski, Zbigniew Rogalski, Slavs and Tatars. Booth #2.04/3.03
The set of in-glaze painted and triple-fired ceramic plates bears a Latin title: Post Tenebras Lux, which mean “after darkness comes the light”.
warsaw gallery weekend 2018
The post-romantic figure of the drunken artist is fading into the past, leaving behind a landscape littered with hallucinations, depravity, and shattered illusions. This is the story of the intimate ties between contemporary art and vodka. Conceived as a medley of artworks and documentary content, the exhibition features Krzysztof M. Bednarski, Olaf Brzeski, Michał Budny, Rafał Bujnowski, Oskar Dawicki, Edward Dwurnik, Władysław Hasior, Jerzy Lewczyński, Honorata Martin, Dominika Olszowy, Zbigniew Rogalski, Wilhelm Sasnal, and others.
A series of photographs showing the artist’s daughter Franciszka playing with a doll—a life-size, waist-up replica of the artist herself.
A series of portraits made on paper kitchen towels, used by Bujnowski to clean his brushes.
Raster is among nine renowned galleries from Europe and Middle East to take part in the Condo Unit show in Athens.
INTERVIEWS WITH ARTISTS
Łukasz Gorczyca and Łukasz Ronduda discuss art, vodka, and the backstage of artistic life from the 1960s to the present, in a collection of interviews with 14 artists from several generations, from Jerzy Bereś to Wojciech Bąkowski.
The theme for the series, a thunderstorm, weaves together with the matter of the white thread used for the embroidery of lightnings. It was done using embroidery hoops used in traditional handicraft.
The piece was created in collaboration with Bytom label who supplied the flowing band of woollen black fabric and produced the embroidery. It refers to the cinema screen and its rolling credits, as seen through eyes glassy with emotion.
W ramach kolejnej odsłony cyklu ORNO, dedykowanego spółdzielni jubilerskiej, która przez kilkadziesiąt lat użytkowała lokal przy Wspólnej 63 – obecną siedzibę Rastra – prezentujemy prace współczesnych artystów wykorzystujące tkaninę – materię ściśle związaną z tzw. sztuką użytkową.
2018 art fairs
Raster at COSMOSCOW fair in Moscow: Rafał Bujnowski, Przemek Matecki, Slavs and Tatars
A joint collection of photographs to which Grzeszykowska and Smaga refer to as their “private archive” is on the one hand a peek into the background of the couple’s artistic practices, on the other—provides an indelible record of life in such a partnership.
Contemporary visual culture treats the body as a plastic material that can be formed, shaped, distorted and deformed as needed or desired. The images gathered for our exhibition are a special collection of such bodies subjected to various treatments and forms of subduing and controlling the body.
The cosmetic masks photographed by Grzeszykowska effectively reshape the artist’s face. The school lessons in anatomy in Koťátková’s collages results in deconstruction of the holistic unity of body and psyche. Araki’s nudes frankly address sexual practices grounded in domination.
The only example still for sale of the exceptional early sculptural works by Budny that launched the artist’s international career.
In a series of self-portrait drawings the artist depicted himself in his signature blue jacket, pulling on one end of a rope. The other end of the rope is in fact real and attached to each drawing’s frame, with different objects such as empty vodka bottles, ziploc bags with money or candy dangling from it and thus setting its balance.
The mythical Persian bird replaced the Polish royal eagle in a symbol of solidarity.
exhibitions abroad 2018
An exhibition by Slavs and Tatars opened at Dresden’s Albertinum museum under the melodious title Made in Dschermany. The main theme is German Orientalism—the ties between German culture and Islam—and the key is in the first four letters of the title: DSCH.