current show

Oskar Dawicki

The exhibition Mary (Polish for “mares”) is a kind of script, or more precisely a recon­struc­tion, of a per­for­mance originally direc­ted in a dream. Oskar Dawicki, a literary and film figure, an artist known as a prac­titioner of total per­for­mance, presents this time a dys­topian nar­rative. The cen­tral figure in his vision is a pregnant woman, the heroine of our times, nourisher of the unborn but also caretaker of the dead. As befits a doub­ting artist, the world of his creation is full of ambivalence.


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Mika Tajima

Sourced from the mul­tiple architec­tonic and tech­nological realities that exist in Warsaw, the sub­jects of Tajima’s exhibition—machine, book, and body—are unseen. Instead they provide the under­lying tech­nical material for the hardware-​laden sculp­tures and abs­tract woven textiles in AIR. Together the objects intimate a still obstinate and unreadable body in trans­for­mation. Skin per­forated. Mind laced. Input ready. Con­figured for performance—work, pleasure, war. Not yet fully machine.

The exhibition at Raster will be the first individual show of the artist’s works in this part of Europe, premiering Sep­tem­ber 2017 as part of Warsaw Gal­lery Weekend.

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warsaw gal­lery week­end 2017

Krzysztof Pruszkowski

In 1977, Krzysz­tof Prusz­kow­ski, a Polish-​born photographer residing in France today, was not yet a legal resident. As a man without a coun­try, he began a project that bore the stark, Polish title Barierka (Bar­rier). Over several months, he produced a few hun­dred black-and-white photographs depic­ting the streets of Paris, cut off at various angles by the metal bloc­kades residents have come to know so well. The exhibition of photographs and album reveal a series of images as in a silent film, with only one hero – barierka in the title role.


2017 exhibitions

Michelle Rawlings

Rawlings seeks in her work a new, con­tem­porary female iden­tity: creative, sub­jec­tive, intuitive, and per­fec­tly at home in the digital world. Her intimate pain­ting com­bines visual bril­liance and mul­tiplicity with reticent con­tem­plation.
The main element of her “Girl Talk” exhibition is an instal­lation prepared from a range of objects of varying sizes modeled on the struc­ture of room dividers. The pain­tings accom­panying these sculp­tural pieces are made of silk, hand-​embroidered, pain­ted and prin­ted, in the spirit of a diary of images. The exhibition is com­pleted with charac­teristic, small easel pain­tings by Raw­lings, a con­tinuation of her intimate color studies.


2017 exhibitions

Karolina Jabłońska, Tomasz Kręcicki, Cyryl Polaczek

Hellish Road, Ear­th­worms, The Night­mare, Stran­gling, Snake & Tit—we are showing these and other works pain­ted in recent months, weeks and days in an exhibition of three young artists wor­king in the Kraków district of Zabłocie. The “potency” from the title is the name of the small gal­lery they foun­ded together and have operated for the last couple of years, but also an expres­sion of a ravenous appetite: for unfeigned emotions, for pain­ting every day and grab­bing pic­tures by the throat. A Warsaw premiere of the most promising pain­ting for­mation to rise up in recent years.


2016/17 exhibitions

Jan Smaga

Włodzimierz Borowski’s Artons, from which the title of Jan Smaga’s exhibition is taken, is one of the most intriguing and original series of works in the history of Polish modern art. Their striking materiality and amor­phous, introver­ted struc­ture inspired Smaga, a photographer often wor­king with exhibiting institutions and well-​known for his experimen­tal documen­tation tech­niques, to con­duct his own creative process based on the legen­dary works of Borow­ski. Using photography, Smaga broke the Artons down into elemen­tary par­tic­les, in order to reas­sem­ble them into a new, two-​dimensional whole—a kind of visualization of the cosmos inter­woven in the material of art.

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Warsaw Gal­lery week­end 2016

Rafał Bujnowski

The works of Rafał Buj­now­ski con­tinually engage in a dialogue with the fun­damen­tal proper­ties of pain­ting. The artist is interested in what pain­tings are essen­tially for, how they func­tion in architec­tural and social space, but also the manner of their creation. These con­siderations have led him to radical solutions and far-​reaching formal restraint. The phenomenon of his pain­ting con­sists in the con­stant balan­cing between represen­tation and the illusion of represen­tation. The pain­ting process, often purely mechanical, leads to sur­prising results and laun­ches another, sym­metrical, process of reading the com­pleted pain­ting, which depends on the variable ligh­ting, distance, and the involvement of the viewer.



Slavs and Tatars

For their second show at Raster, the Slavs and Tatars col­lec­tive presents an instal­lation in the form of a pickle-​juice bar. The title Society of Rascals (Towarzystwo Szubrawców) was drawn from the name of a now-​forgotten literary society of 19th-century Vil­nius, famous for its heavily ironic, caustic displays of satire that stood coun­ter to the self-​important stance of the roman­tics, their sooth­saying and exal­ted engagement in the nationalist discourse. The pic­kled juices served by the artists along with provocative lexical gym­nastics are meant to sug­gest an antidote for the pathos of Polish patriotism, while also expres­sing their own soured regard for any politics based on the oppositional binary of us-versus-them.

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2016 exhibitions

Salon of New Photography

This exhibition takes on the, per­haps, dated for­mula of the artistic salon, set­ting the emotional focus on individual images—works of photography and their distinct strength in replicating, con­struc­ting and injec­ting a dose of magic into reality. We invited a few dozen con­tem­porary artists to each exhibit a single work created in the past 2-3 years. The col­lec­tion on show, thus, is not only an assort­ment of the most intriguing exam­ples of new Polish photography, but also a record of the most magnetic – in the visual and emotional sense – obses­sions that drive each individual artist to act within the medium.



Znany z per­skiej mitologii motyw lwa pożerającego wojow­nika prze­niesiony w świat współczesnych kolek­cjonerów sztuki.


FRAU (Birgitt Jürgenssen)

Grzeszykowska w swoim fotomontażu aktualizuje kon­cep­tualne studium autor­stwa Bir­gitt Jürgenssen z 1972 roku.


From the “In the Car with R” series

Fotografia powstała pod­czas wyprawy artysty do Islan­dii i przed­stawia hydroelektrownię Karahn­jukar położoną w odległym, przy­lodow­cowym terenie.


From the “Ephemerophytes” series

Artystka aranżuje misterne kom­pozycje lewitujących, polnych kwiatów polnych z osobistym, metaforycz­nym podtekstem.



Sztuka z nerwów. Sztuka jeszcze raz to samo. Sztuka wyrywania zębami tego co się należy

Seria trzech oryginal­nych stem­pli z lat 1970. z hasłami ze słownika KwieKulik.