The first individual show at Raster by Alicja Pakosz (born 1996) is a narrative woven around the figure of a toxic landscape—obsessively returning as a classic motif from the history of painting and also a vision evoking fear, an underlying anxiety. An image appearing in the least expected moment like hallucinations pressing under the eyelids. Something morbid and not entirely benign. The artist plays out this story like film frames in a series of paintings in two different scales and a fully-formed diorama.
Zofia Rydet (1911–1997), creator of the iconic Sociological Record and the fantastic World of Feelings and Imagination, was an artist gifted with a sense for observing the entropy of the world around her. This exceptional photographic perspective is revealed in all its power in the series Endlessly Distant Roads, executed in 1980. In the exhibition at Raster, we present a selection of 40 photographs from this unusual and rarely shown collection.
Chill. Cold prevails outside. Snow has even fallen, and when we open our lips, our breath turns into clouds of fog, quickly rising in the wintry air. When it blows harder, locks of hair stick to the face. Snowflakes fall over the head, hair, eyebrows, and then slowly melt under the fading body heat.
The Edward Dwurnik Foundation’s priority project is to create an online catalogue of all Edward Dwurnik’s works on canvas, on paper, and in other techniques and media. The catalogue will contain a reproduction of every work, along with basic information about each.
On Saturday, 17 December, at 2:00 pm, we invite you to Raster for a meeting with Karolina Jabłońska, who will lead a tour of her exhibition and present her newly published book Made-Up Story. For the occasion Karolina has prepared a special limited series of works on paper, which will be offered for sale along with the book.
2022 ART FAIRS
At this year’s NADA fair in Miami, Raster shows works of Emilia Kina, Janek Simon and Paulina Stasik.
LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
We are pleased to announce Aneta Grzeszykowska’s participation in the Venice Biennale 2022, curated by Cecilia Alemani.
EXHIBITIONS IN POLAND
(Polski) “Rzadko jest tak, że patrząc na obraz widzimy go w całej okazałości. Możemy go zobaczyć albo z dystansu albo z bliska, przyglądając się detalom, próbując wyłapać wzrokiem pociągnięcie pędzla. Aspekt patrzenia jest dla sztuki kluczowy. Możemy dowolnie przyglądać się dziełom, ale równocześnie nie możemy ich dotknąć. Kiedy jesteśmy ograniczeni brakiem jednego ze zmysłów, wtedy nasilają się pozostałe. A kiedy przedmiot, na który patrzymy nie jest zbyt wyraźny, wyostrzamy wzrok.”
The New York Times has published a profile of the collective Slavs and Tatars under the inspiring title “These Artists Bring Pickles to the Party.” In the article, Valeriya Safronova discusses Slavs and Tatars’ publishing, curatorial and artistic initiatives, their beginnings outside the art world, and their latest venture testing the boundaries of art—the Pickle […]
On the weekend of 17–18 December 2022 we invite you to the HOP building in Warsaw (ul. Chmielna 132/134) for the first-ever Warsaw Winter Art Fair. Among 11 Warsaw galleries, Raster will present works by Aneta Grzeszykowska, Dominika Olszowy and Janek Simon. The fair will be held both days from 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm.
WARSAW GALLERY WEEKEND 2022
This new project by Oskar Dawicki combines elements of performance and photography and is permeated, as is a number of previous works of the artist’s, by the mood of existential sorrow. The series of photographs prompts a reflection on the role and position of traditional masculinity. To be a man is today – as the work visually argues – a challenging task, and a condition subject to extreme pressure.
EXHIBITIONS IN POLAND
“The future is dark, which is the best thing the future can be, I think.”
Monumental sculpture of a wanderer made of steel pipes and rods is a story of a great journey, a dream and a riddle of the future created by Olaf Brzeski.
The new exhibition is devoted to the grey areas of the imagination—religious fervour and visions arising from an excess of metaphysical stimuli or, on the contrary, from a scarcity of such stimuli and a longing for spirituality in a world dominated by the economics of everyday pragmatism.
Olaf Brzeski’s sculpture in a private home near the Kampinos Forest
Refugees Welcome charity art auction is held on Sunday, May 15th at 5 pm.
We invite you to take part in the collectors’ event of the season. The culminating auction for The Last One Turn Out the Lights: 2nd Photography Salon will be held on 26 April 2022 at 7:00 pm at Raster in Warsaw.
Museum Wiesbaden in Germany is presenting the first cross-sectional individual show of Sławomir Elsner.
exhibitions in Poland
An individual exhibition by Emilia Kina is taking place at the Szara Kamienica Gallery in Cracow. Kina’s paintings create an original spatial installation prepared especially for the interiors of an underground gallery.