Przemek Branas Two Sunrises or More THE CATALOGUE

Przemek Branas
Two Sunrises or More
The publication is the catalogue of the exhibitions:
General Bem Returns Home, 16-26.11.2017, BWA Tarnów
Mountain/Cosmos/Head, 26.01.2018-11.02.2018, Galeria Labirynt
Moonrise, 29.9.2018-6.1.2019, Centrum Rzeźby Polskiej w Orońsku
I Wanna Be Your Colonizer, 25.1-3.3.2019, Gdańska Galeria Miejska
The four exhibition projects presented at Polish art institutions between 2017 and 2019 were not conceived by the artist as a consistent cycle, resulted rather from his various personal explorations and inspirations. They are all brought together by a unique easterly perspective of much broader historical processes taking place across the world, the East as such interpreted as a symbolical and positively approached province rather than a geographical location in Poland or Europe.
Two Sunrises or More bears characteristics of picaresque tales, wherein representations of the world turned on its head are supposed to provide a deeper understanding thereof, and offer the possibility to discover the beauty of its diversity and imperfections.

“I don’t treat my identity as a single structure, that’s the way I cope with reality. I don’t believe that a human being can have one stable identity that can be narrated from the beginning to the end, without borrowing from others and annexing other fields. That’s why I sometimes show that I’m not alone, that those people who are some where there, even if they’re already dead, also form part of my community and my identity.” - from interview of Karol Sienkiewicz with Przemek Branas in the catalogue.

Authors of texts: Aleksandra Gajowy, Marek Kraszewski, Magdalena Linkowska, Dorota Monkiewicz, Karol Sienkiewicz, Piotr Stasiowski, Wojciech Szymański.
Editor: Gabriela Warzycka-Tutak
Co-editor: Przemek Branas
Design and typesetting: Marcel Kaczmarek
Co-published by the Labirynt Gallery in Lublin, Gdańsk City Gallery, Centre of Polish Sculpure in Orońsko, BWA Tarnów.
Soft cover
180 pages
Edition 300 copies
Price: 50 PLN
Przemek Branas (b. 1987) – graduate of the Faculty of Intermedia at the Aacademy of Fine
Arts in Krakow, PhD candidate at the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies at the University of
the Arts in Poznań. Branas also participated in classes run by Grzegorz Klaman at the
Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk within the MOST exchange programme. Holder of a
scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2013). Awarded the prize of the Grey House Szara Kamienica Foundation (2016), and the second prize of the Views 2017 – Deutsche Bank Award, co-organised by the Zachęta – National Gallery of Art; prizewinner of the Telo kao rezim/Body as a regime competition in Belgrade (2015). Resident at Spektartulum (Posneck, Germany, 2011), Meet Factory (Prague, Czech Republic, 2016),
Sesama (Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2017), and the Terra Foundation for American Art (Giverny, France, 2017). Jury member of the Katarzyna Kobro Award 2016, organised by the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź.