WARSAW GALLERY WEEKEND 2022
Does a painting conceal more than it reveals? Emilia Kina examines the nature of paintings, the illusion imbedded in them, but also their physical construction. „Le soir qui tombe” is the title of a painting by the Belgian surrealist René Magritte, which has now inspired Kina to create a multi-phase painterly narrative.
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.
This year we are thrilled to present works of Olaf Brzeski, Michal Budny and Dominika Olszowy accompanied by two special Ukrainian guests –
Yuriy Biley and Marharyta Rieznik.
EXHIBITIONS IN POLAND
“The future is dark, which is the best thing the future can be, I think.”
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.
In her latest exhibition, Grzeszykowska returns to her first work, Album (2005), which serves as a kind of creed for the artist, comprising photographs with an erased image of the artist. The new Album is a continuation the history of her life, from the birth of her daughter Franciszka.
Photography depends on light, and without it images are extinguished. This simple rule of physics also carries a metaphorical sense. How to cope without illuminated perspectives and a clear vision of the future? The theme of the second edition of the Photography Salon at Raster Gallery is “exhaustion”, in both a photographic and a human […]
Not tulips. Pines. The work of Edward Dwurnik still abounds in unfamiliar views and mysterious groves. For example Polish Pines, growing in a tight ring on a broad, undulating meadow, their crowns against the background of a fading, dark-blue sky. The exhibition was prepared in cooperation with the Edward Dwurnik Foundation.
For this year’s edition of the Warsaw Gallery Weekend, we have prepared an individual exhibition of Marcin Maciejowski, a distinguished painter who recovers Raphael’s ‘Portrait of a Young Man’, stolen by the Nazis, but he also polemicizes with the conservative, statist model of ‘national heritage and sport’ which now forms part of Poland’s ministry of culture.
(Polski) W ramach pierwszej edycji rastrowego Parku rzeźby prezentujemy program łączący działania performatywne z tradycyjnymi obiektami rzeźbiarskimi. Wśród zaproszonych artystów znajdują się między innymi Dominika Olszowy, Oskar Dawicki i kolektyw Slavs and Tatars.
Fulfilling the long-held dream of a garden in the gallery, we invite visitors to a meadow where wildflowers mingle with weeds, day with night, art with the memory of art. At the exhibition can be seen works by Michał Budny, Oskar Dawicki, Edward Dwurnik, Milena Korolczuk, Przemysław Kwiek, Marcin Maciejowski, Przemysław Matecki, Bartek Materka, Cyryl Polaczek, Zbigniew Rogalski, Łukasz Rusznica, Maria Szkop.
The exhibition of Aneta Grzeszykowska, Zina Isupova, Karolina Jabłońska, Emilia Kina, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, and Michelle Rawlings. The exhibition looks at the other side of the images and reveals the forgotten physical and functional qualities of the canvas and the original role of the fabric — the material from which clothes are made.
In the third Warsaw edition of the Friend of a Friend project, Galeria Raster, along with The Breeder from Athens and Sophie Tappeiner from Vienna, is presenting an exhibition confronting the nature of pain and discomfort.
Stasik’s paintings essay a return to a lost, supra-sexual unity. The guides along this path are the caretakers from the title: female figures of shamans, seducers and syrens. The exhibition Protectresses is the first individual presentation of the artist’s works in Warsaw.
Adventure is a story full of personal experiences, ruminations on love and death, joy and loss, as well as small but meaningful sensations, like the pleasure from a complement.
“Maria Klassenberg” is a performance-installation-exhibition, built around the biography and work of Maria Klassenberg, a forgotten figure of contemporary art. The exhibition accompanying the performance presents the archives of Klassenberg prepared by Aneta Grzeszykowska in cooperation with Jan Smaga.
WARSAW GALLERY WEEKEND 2020
The heroine of the works of Karolina Jabłońska and Sophie Thun is a young woman, an artist seeking personal liberation and empowerment in art. Room Tour is an exhibitionist inspection of the space in which she creates. A room of one’s own, once a symbol of creative emancipation, now becomes a space of loneliness and melancholy in the time of the pandemic and the social isolation it has imposed.
Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art
Dominika Olszowy takes part in the second edition of the biennial in Riga. Her project consists of two parts presented in the Latvian capital and an installation prepared at Raster.
The latest exhibition by Janek Simon at Raster has an open structure. Instead of a traditional, arranged showing of completed artistic objects, we are given a process, a situation suggesting a visit to the studio, where we can observe “live” the changing progress of work on each project.
The presentation of ten of Edward Dwurnik’s works on paper never shown before marks the beginning of the work on an intriguing archive of the artist, in which motifs and stories known from paintings are developed, or the reverse—drawings left by the artist include ideas and emotions later expanded on in his paintings.