DISTINGUISHING FEATURES. AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY ARTISTS BORN IN POLAND AROUND 1989
   

20 October – 30 November, 2014

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES. AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY ARTISTS BORN IN POLAND AROUND 1989
   

20 October – 30 November, 2014

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18 artists born around the time of the 1989 political transformation in Poland. Premieres of new works. Two exhibition spaces. Video, photography, installations, objects.

Kuba Borkowicz / Marek Deka / Marta Hryniuk / Filip Ignatowicz / Anna Jochymek / Irena Kalicka / Adrian Kolarczyk / Tomasz Koszewnik / Agata Kus / Justyna Misiuk / Maciej Olszewski / Maciej Rudzin / Izabela Sitarska / Maria Stożek / Julia Taszycka / Maria Toboła / Marta Węglińska / Kamila Wolszczak

Curator: Piotr Krajewski

Exhibition sites: Renoma and the WRO Art Center.

ORIGINAL WEBSITE OF THE PROJECT

About exhibition

This is the third joint project organized in Wroclaw by the WRO Art Center and Griffin Art Space. Distinguishing Features – an exhibition of works by artists born in Poland around 1989 – can be viewed from October 20th to the end of November at the historic Renoma department store building and the WRO Art Center.

Piotr Krajewski, the project curator, says: “The artists, who grew up in non-Communist times, appear to be free of the traumas that are characteristic of the previous generation, and primarily pursue their own creative and personal goals. They struggle independently with the real world, with its rules, problems and institutions, as well as with artistic issues.”

The Polish title of the exhibition – Rysopis – refers to the 1964 directorial debut of Jerzy Skolimowski. Skolimowski’s film, known in English under the title Identifcation Marks: None, was shot in stages while he was still a student at the Łódź Film School. The film’s principal character, onerously ill-equipped to live in a world devoid of ideals and yet still conforming to it, sets off on a doomed attempt to define himself.

The Distinguishing Features exhibition and accompanying events are an attempt to highlight the identities of the young artists who have embedded themselves and their work in the realities of the present day, and to raise the issue of the (self)definition of “myself” in the world. This exposition of the work of artists just entering the art world who use contemporary means of expression (video, audio, installation, photography, software and performance) will focus on a presentation of attitudes and issues in an attempt to identify and highlight contemporary “distinguishing features”.

Working with Griffin Art Space, Renoma was, during RenomaWRO 2013, one of the main exhibition spaces for the 15th WRO Media Arts Biennale, Poland’s largest international media art event. In 2014 Renoma also hosted Istvan Kantor’s Media Revolt exhibition.

Accompanying events

CURATOR TOURS

Sunday, October 26th, 2014, at 3 PM (WRO Art Center) and 4:15 PM (Renoma)

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated people to support us during the Distinguishing Features exhibition (October 20th—November 30th, 2014).

If you are interested in joining our team, please contact Kamila Wolszczak at: kamila@wrocenter.pl (topic: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS / DISTINGUISHING FEATURES).

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