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Podróbka - The Avantgarde Does Not Surrender

[14.03.2014] "L Avantgarde se rend pas" is the title of a work from 1962 by the Danish situationist Asger Jorn. He presented pictures found at a flea-market, which he had modified by painting over them. Annexation through vandalism is only one of several artistic methods of pictorial appropriation. It has numerous predecessors in art history, and in the twentieth century, above all, it fluctuates between the p...


Rafał Bujnowski + Oskar Dawicki | The Drunkard's Dog

[23.01.2014] The Drunkard s Dog is an exhibition aboutthe relation between the dog and the drunkard,or maybe also between the artist and art.For sure it concerns a relation that is not always easy and bearable,but which often involves unconditional attachment,devotion, dependence, ongoing attempts, withdrawals and contacts, major turns, departures and returns.The display emphasises that art needs to be made, t...


Yinka Shonibare / selected works

[29.11.2013] Yinka Shonibare is one of those artists who remain consistent in focussing their practice on a specific set of issues in his case, questions related to British colonial imperialism, which extend further into contemporary postcolonial complexity. This artist of British-Nigerian descent is known for his theatrical, multi-threaded and colourful works, featuring, among other things: headless mannequin...


Anna Królikiewicz / ABSOLUTES

[08.11.2013] A tear in the fabric of the everyday The GGM2 spaces permit through-views from the Main Town towards the former Długie Ogrody territory, creating a very special threshold for Narracje at the start of the Unearthing Delights art trail. GGM2 s transparency opens a literal window onto Gdańsk s historic Water Market, and serves as a metaphor for seeing into the territory with new eyes and awakened sen...


A stinking skin-covered sack | Dialog 12 | Mei-Shiu Winde-Liu and Jakub Pieleszek

[30.08.2013] A stinking skin-covered sack that is a literal translation of a Chinese symbol for human. Far from poetical this title introduces the exhibition of Mei Shiu Winde-Liu and Jakub Pieleszek s works. It is an encounter between two distant artistic attitudes, a confrontation between the Eastern and Western perception of the world, an outlook intensely focused inward but at the same time directed outwar...


TUESDAYS EVENING/DIENSTAG ABEND

[02.07.2013] TUESDAYS EVENING / DIENSTAG ABEND in Gdansk City Gallery Annex exhibition opening: 2.07.2013 19:00 ul. Powroznicza 13/15, Gdansk Artistic bar: 2.07, 7.07, 9.07, 13.07 from 16.00 till 24.00h In July the international group of artist is coming to Gdansk to open the temporary exhibition and artistic bar. The event will take place in Gdansk City Gallery 2 at Powroznicza St. 13/15. The opening is plann...


of perishable materials

[18.06.2013] The exhibition of perishable materials marks an attempt at tracing works based on the strategies of re-enactment, reconfiguration, and temporal and spatial repositioning, where discursive and formal elements are used anew. Elements, or rather their reconfigurations, are the underlying threads of the presented works by Wojciech Bąkowski, Tamar Guimaraes, Eva Kot tkova and Katarzyna Krakowiak. The t...


HOMEBODY | Patrycja Orzechowska

[14.04.2013] The title of the exhibition given by its author Homebody , can imply a certain interpretation. But maybe the contrary is happening with the purposeful use of the English term, she welcomes a different analysis? Home is simply a home and a body is just a body. The corporeality / structure provides a linking motif for all the exhibited works. The various media employed here allow the artist to excee...


Garbage | Tomasz Skórka

[23.03.2013] I dream of finding a universal solution for a sculpture that would explain its long lasting presence in an open space, making it unmovable thanks to both form and substance. Engrossed in the TV-originated theories presenting the disintegration of plastic wrappings, I carried out a series of experiments with resins. In their aesthetic, I tried to bring out a form that would educe the doubtful beau...


Sculpture | Janusz Tkaczuk

[25.01.2013] Janusz Tkaczuk s exhibition at the Gdansk City Gallery is another showing of the sculptures pertaining to the Logos-Bios cycle. The key theme analysed and confronted by the sculptors invited to take part in the project and expressed in their creations has been the notion of a junction between the sphere of chaos often perceived as the nature and the domain of logos, order, human interference and e...


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