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11-18 November 2011


 


 

11 November Friday

Talk

Behind the Large Glass - by Łukasz Gorczyca. (Presented by Witryna)

Behind the Large Glass - by Łukasz Gorczyca. (Presented by Witryna)

A visual essay on Polish shop windows, tracing the evolution of their form and function in the last hundred years. The display window as a tool of modern trade and a vehicle for communist propaganda. Contemporary display windows from the times of small business and the free market. Artists and display windows – for money and for art. The death of the display window.


 


 

11 November Friday

Talk

The Pervert’s Guide to the Witryna - by Agnieszka Sural

The Pervert’s Guide to the Witryna - by Agnieszka Sural

Oskar Dawicki, Ten Thousand, Witryna Warsaw, 2008

All about the way in which the Witryna, the display and shopping window, came to be used by artists working in the Polish context as a tool to provoke thought about the artistic, social, and economic status of a piece of art and the structure of the diverse relationships it defines. Witryna is a gallery project founded in 2007 by artist Julia Staniszewska and curator Agnieszka Sural. It is a non-commercial exhibition space in the form of a large display window in one of the main squares in Warsaw. Witryna presents artworks outside the traditional context of a museum or a gallery. This cabinet of contemporary art functions at the interface between institution and city space. It is open 24/24 hours. The exhibition space is only six square meters. All the exhibitions and performances displayed at Witryna are created with this particular place in mind. Architect Jan Strumiłło designed the commissioned module of the gallery.

www.dobrawitryna.eu, www.witrynaontheroad.com


 


 

11 November Friday

Talk

Conceptual Sculpture - by Christoph Weber

Conceptual Sculpture - by Christoph Weber

Christoph Weber, Untitled (concret base line), 2009, Sand, cement, wood, water, 200 x 15 x 5 cm Protocol

The straight line is a mean in a large part of Christoph Weber’s work (three dimensional drawings…). The piece can be considered as a materialized construction line with four different surfaces – all of them have a relation to the working processes (imprint of the wood for means of construction, imprint of the floor as imprint of the location and the uncontrolled side stands for coincidence). It embodies the working methods of the artist : imprint of the location, moulding techniques, drawing and chance materialize into a simple gesture.


 


 

11 November Friday

Talk

Gabriel Ritter

Gabriel Ritter

Tokyo Nonsense curated by Gabriel Ritter for Scion Installation L.A. Gallery, 2008. Gabriel has invited artists that participated in the 2008 exhibition to join him in a discussion considering their development since that time.