Dialogue 8- EXISTENCE Marek Elsner Laurent Odelain

Dialogue 8 Marek Elsner | Laurent Odelain

Opening: 15.04.2011 (Friday) 7:30pm

Exhibition: 16.04.-20.05.2011

Curator: Maria Sasin

Gdansk City Gallery 1 | GGM1| Piwna 27/29

Hours: Tue-Thu 11am-5pm | Fri-Sat 11am -8pm | Sun 11am-5pm

Free admission

Existence is the first Polish-French exhibition presented in Gdansk City Gallery. Dialogue 8 is composed of Polish sculptor's (Marek Elsner) ceramic realisation, and video work as well as texts of French artist Laurent Odelain.

What a dialogue between two, young artists, from two different countries can look like?

It is certainly a desire to acquaint and establish communications with a different artist. It is also a manifestation of one's individual independence. Initially an intuitive understanding became with time a vivid, not always concerted discourse.

Despite the fact that works, shown at the exhibition, have been created using different media, it seems that they tell similar story.

Marek Elsner was born in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland, in 1982. In 2008, he graduated from the sculpture department of Gdansk Academy of Fine Arts. Elsner took part in a number of open air and group exhibitions.

Laurent Odelain was born inChaumont, France. in 1985. In 2010, he finishedl'École Supérieure d'artinÉpinal andl'École Supérieure d'Art in Metz.Odelain creates photography and films to his own poetic texts; currently lives and works inStrasbourg.