Deep Water - Exhibition in process

Place: Gdańsk City Gallery 1, Piwna Str. 27/29
Closing Day: 7th of December 2018 at 7.00 P.M.
Exhibition: 6th of November - 7th of December 2018
Participants: Aleksandra Chilińska, Kinga Dytrych, Marianna Grabska, Adam Kawecki, Anna Kwiatkowska, Natalia Magalska, Magdalena Sadłowska, Weronika Stańczak, Anna Szejbut, Cezary Westfalewicz, Elena Vertikova
Curators: Gabriela Warzycka-Tutak
Graphic design: Marcel Kaczmarek

Admission to workshops and lectures is free of charge. Due to a limited number of participants, please register at:
Workshop with Robert Kuśmirowski is available only for Deep Water participants

Workshops and lectures begin at 2 PM

The project Deep Water is addressed to the students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk and young artists who enter collaborations with art institutions. The initiative aims to introduce them into the art world as seen from an institutional perspective and to offer practical knowledge related to operating in the gallery circulation.

Throughout a month, a group of eleven participants works in the gallery space with experts: an experienced artist regarding the methods of conceptual devising of exhibitions; a cultural institution representative regarding fund-raising and relations between the artist and the institution; a lawyer regarding the formal aspects of exhibitions (e.g. copyright); a commercial gallery representative regarding the ways to participate in the art market circulation.

The goal of the project as devised by the gallery is to complement the practical knowledge of the participating artists and prepare them for smooth collaboration with cultural institutions.

Between November 6 and December 7 the GGM1 in ul. Piwna becomes an open studio, a place to meet and exchange experiences. Feel cordially invited to visit the constantly changing exhibition in process during the gallery’s regular opening hours.


6.11 –7.12.2018 Deep Water project – exhibition in process

8.11.2018 at 2.00 P.M. – master’s lecture by Dawid Radziszewski
Lecture on collaboration between artists and galleries

The meeting aims to present the potential and dangers of collaboration with a gallery. My brief and accessible presentation will concern artists’ obligations, what they can expect from galleries and how to make them deliver. Drawing on several years of my experience I will also seek to present gallery operating principles and the hidden realities of collaborating with art institutions.

Dawid Radziszewski (b. 1984)
Graduate in art history from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and in artistic education from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. Between 2005 and 2013 Radziszewski ran the Pies Gallery in Poznań; since 2013 he has run the Dawid Radziszewski Gallery in Warsaw. Holder of a scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Curator of more than one hundred individual and group exhibitions: Exhibition for Travellers, PKP railway station, Zielona Góra, 2003; Longing for Painting, Muzeum Ziemi Lubuskiej, Zielona Góra, 2005; Tarnów. 1000 Years of Modernity, BWA Tarnów, 2010–2011; Return Home, Koletek, Cracow 2013; Cinder-Track Racing in Art, MOS Gorzów, BWA Tarnów, BWA Zielona Góra, 2018. Editor of books: Tarnów. 1000 Years of Modernity, devoted to Modernism of the peripheries (alongside Ewa Łączyńska-Widz) and Adam Rzepecki. Preferuję bardziej zrzutę niż kulturę (BWA Nowy Sącz).

13.11 - 18.11.2018 – master’s workshop with Robert Kuśmirowski

The workshop Un/Drawn involves a range of activities indispensable to achieve the final effect: one’s own favourite still life composition, which is then used to work with an object, photography and a selected art discipline (drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic printing). The initiative consists in building one’s own aesthetic composition akin to a classic still life. Each student will prime thus prepared “objects” and the backdrop as well as paint them white. This will result in a surface, a drawing base or an underpainting, ready to be covered with graphite, paint or charcoal. Further works will involve imposing layers of drawing/painting on the previously prepared objects and skillful illumination of the framed set in order to create the final photographic take. The final photograph created on the basis of an “outlined” still life should be made in such a way so as to make the “visible” weight of the photographed objects disappear, leaving merely a thin layer of the added drawing/painting. The final task will consist in preparing the photograph for large-format printing (maximum of 100cm × 70cm) on appropriate matt paper to make the photograph resemble a work that was correctly executed at a traditional drawing or painting studio.

Robert Kuśmirowski (b. 1973)
Polish contemporary artist, performer, creates installations, objects, photographs. Between 1998 and 2003, Kuśmirowski studied at the Faculty of Arts, Institute of Fine Arts, of the Maria Curie-SKłodowska University in Lublin, where he received a diploma from the Monumental Sculpture Studio run by Professor Sławomir Andrzej Mieleszko. Holder of a scholarship at the Metal and Modelling Studio at the University Rennes 2, Beaux-Arts Rennes during the academic year 2002–2003. Affiliated with the Foksal Gallery Foundation in Warsaw, Johnen Galerie in Berlin, Guido Costa Projects in Turin. Honoured with the Passport Award of the “Polityka” weekly and the Annual Award of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in the Visual Arts category in 2011 as well as many other distinctions. Lives and works in Lublin. Employed since 2007 at the Institute of Fine Arts at his alma mater in Lublin, Intermedia Department, and at the Summer Academy in Salzburg (2013–2014).

Results of the workshop will be presented during the finissage on 7th of December 2018.

16.11.2018 at 2.00 P.M. – master’s lecture by Monika Rendzner
Lecture on the global art market.

The art market exerts an immense influence on the way artists function. Who are the people whose joined forces may catapult some artists to stardom, while ending the career of others before it even begins?

Monika Rendzner
Economist (graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics), affiliated with the Foksal Gallery Foundation in the recent years. Rendzner has collaborated with such initiatives and institutions as Performa and New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, where she studied art market management at the NYU.

22.11.2018 at 2.00 P.M. – workshop with Rafał Tołwiński

The workshop devoted to legal issues of interest to young artists will address such questions as the form of contracts concluded between artists and art institutions, artist’s insurance, artist fees, copyright.

Rafał Tołwiński
Provides services and advice to market entities as well as prepares and runs trainings concerning intellectual property rights for training companies. Tołwiński also runs a course for attorney-at-law apprentices of the Warsaw Bar Association in the field of copyright.


30.11.2018 at 2.00 P.M. – master’s lecture by Jacek Staniszewski

Jacek Staniszewski (b. 1957)
Polish contemporary artist, painter, graphic artist, musician, teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Creates projects in public spaces, posters, installations, graphic prints, drawings. Studied at the Faculty of Painting and Graphic Design of the State Higher School of Visual Arts (currently Academy of Fine Arts) in Gdańsk between 1977 and 1984. Received a diploma from the Graphic Art Studio of Professor Jerzy Krechowicz in 1984. 2nd Degree Associate Professor at the Graphic Design Studio of Professor J. Krechowicz at the Faculty of Painting and Graphic Art. Active as an independent musician since 1982. Between 1986 and 2001 Staniszewski created more than 200 posters for exhibitions, theatre spectacles and concerts. Graphic designer of albums by the bands Bielizna, Apteka, Ego, Blenders, Ścianka, Centrala, Miasto mężczyzn, Czan, Mordy, Kury, Łoskot. In 1998, 100 billboards in Warsaw featured his three designs from the cycle “Wild Life is Us – Dzikie życie to my”. Creator of the Way of the Cross commissioned by the Camillian Order in Warsaw.

7.12.2018 at 7.00 P.M. – finissage of the Deep Water project

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