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Marek Wodzisławski. The Dead Zone

  • okres trwania: 26.05. – 29.06.2018
  • kurator: Curator: Paweł Wątroba
  • dodatkowe: Opening in Kronika: 26.05. (Saturday) at 7 PM

Marek Wodzisławski places the biological death in the dead zone, understood as an area of non-existence where connectedness is not possible. Its apparent concealment is synonymous with inability to experience and human fear of disintegration and decomposition.

Death is represented in the plain of painting objects through the means of substances, preparations and their imitations. It becomes objectified, disguised, and placed in the context of wider arrangements. The artist subjects matter circulation to artistic interpretation, where the colour of organic remains and objects is of overriding importance. The colour allows adopted matter to dialogue with itself in the area of abstraction. It becomes a fetish, and reveals itself in disconnection from its material carrier, it opalesces, contains a secret in itself. The catalogue of compositions is made of reproductions of reality, redefinitions and readaptations of matter, reincarnations and retransmissions of information about death. Prefix “re-“ means here “again”, “anew”, and stresses the repeatability of the cycle and transformations in nature.
The dead zone is also an area of idleness, inertia of the body, stillness and lack of a story. Human figures become dehumanized, they lack a voice and a personality, they become the next element of abstraction, they become pure soma placed in the stage scenery or in the landscape. In this artificially produced, degraded environment Wodzisławski equals the alive with the dead, following the natural order of balance.


Marek Wodzisławsk
i (1985) - a student of painting at The Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice in the studio of professor Jacek Rykała. In his artistic works he explores the links between representation and matter, boundaries and influence of an image, body and space, nature and myth. His interest in ornithology, dissecting craft and growing plants pervades his artistic projects.

During the finissage on 29th June (Friday) at 6 PM there will be organized a curatorial guided tour and harpsichord concert of Maurycy Raczyński.

exhibitions 2018

  • Marek Wodzisławski. The Dead Zone

    Marek Wodzisławski places the biological death in the dead zone, understood as an area of non-existence where connectedness is not possible. Its apparent concealment is synonymous with inability to ex

    26.05. – 29.06.2018
    Curator: Paweł Wątroba
    Opening in Kronika: 26.05. (Saturday) at 7 PM
  • Małgorzata Goliszewska. I wish you all the best in the world

    “I’ve read a lot of self-help books: Polish, American, online, I became an expert. For two years I lived surrounded by advice, tips and cautions.”

    Małgorzata Goliszewska

    26.05–29.06.2018
    Curators: Agata Cukierska, Katarzyna Kalina
    Opening in Kronika: 26.05. (Saturday) at 7 PM
  • Grzegorz Hańderek. Nothing happened at all

    The exhibition Nothing happened at all by Grzegorz Hańderek comments on the issue of symbolic and imagined community that refers to the mythologized past moulded by trauma or mythically-symbolic insti

    24.03.2018 - 28.04.2018
    curator: Stanisław Ruksza
    opening in Kronika: 24.03.2018 (Saturday), 7 PM
  • Małgorzata Szandała. Internationalism: A note on the landscape with the potted fig tree and the pitc

    Internationalism

    1. „to advocate equal rights, friendship and cooperation among all nations”
    2. „a loanword that appears in several languages with the same meaning”

    24.03.2018 – 28.04.2018
    curator: Agata Cukierska
    opening in Kronika: 24.03.2018 (Saturday), 7 PM
  • Adelina Cimochowicz. How do you feel today?

    The starting point of the first individual exhibition of Adelina Cimochowicz is an irrational anxiety that derives out of the lack of self-trust.

    27.01. - 3.03.2018
    curator: Jakub Gawkowski, sound installation: Bartosz Zaskórski
    opening at Kronika: 27 January 2018 (Saturday), 7 PM
  • Martyna Wolna. Bitterly, Bitterly

    „Look, there is a job for you. You’ll only need to go and say: a line, a dot; you’ll watch the beautiful bodies. That’s all. And the cash ends up in your pocket.”⁠1

    27.01. - 3.03.2018
    curator: Paweł Wątroba
    opening at Kronika: 27 January 2018 (Saturday), 7 PM