Exhibition: Small Paintings
Artist: Przemek Matecki
Venue: Raster Gallery
Dates: Until March 30th, 2018
In his latest series of paintings, which he worked on nonstop for the past year or more, Przemek Matecki takes on the vastness of art. A tangible symbol of its fecundity is the heavy piles of superfluous exhibition catalogs and art magazines which the artist browses through in search of inspiring material for his own work. Matecki gives new life to reproductions, transforming them into sharp, witty miniature oil paintings. He negotiates the flatness of print with textural experiments, appliqués and montages, parodying the quoted works much along the lines of internet memes. The treatments he applies generate surprising effects. Here art is submitted to an authorial compression and regains its vigor.
Exhibition: Edi Hila. Painter of Transformation
Artist: Edi Hila
Venue: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
Dates: Until May 6th, 2018
The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw presents the first retrospective exhibition of the Albanian painter Edi Hila, one of the last neglected masters from Eastern Europe. Hila carefully observed life evolving after the fall of Enver Hoxha’s regime and tried to depict the realities of the Albanian transformation.
Exhibition: Love Story
Artist: Anna Jarnuszkiewicz, Krystian Jarnuszkiewcz
Venue: Archeology of Photography Foundation
Dates: Until April 6th, 2018
Anna and Krystian Jarnuszkiewicz met in 1952 at The State Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw. She was studying painting and he was studying sculpture. After they had finished university, they lived together ever after and worked - although separately sometimes, always in a constant closeness which lasted over 50 years and was ceased by Krystian’s death in 2016. These events constitute scenery of their common journey and build the perspective through which the vast selection of works presented within Love Story exhibition should be perceived and understood.