That was a fabulous weekend with art – Warsaw Gallery Weekend. Most of the exhibitions will be opened during the next weeks. Here are our favourites.
1. DAWID RADZISZEWSKI GALLERY – KATARZYNA PRZEZWAŃSKA
The Queen of Warsaw Gallery Weekend. Her works could be seen at Not Fair fairs inside the Palace of Culture and Science, Geological Museum and Dawid Radziszewski Gallery. She has created there work titled “Early Polishness” – impressive, work consuming and soothing installation depicting our lands in the times before the human existence. The exhibition is consistent with the Za Żelazną Bramą (Behind the Iron Gate) housing estate. Since it is showcased on a display you can admire the work after gallery working hours.
Krochmalna St 3, till 4th November, Mon – Sat 12 PM – 7 PM
2. RASTER GALLERY – MIKA TAJIMA
A world- famous artist which she has proven during WGW. In a small space she has created a consistent exhibition which is about something. Additionally about what touches us very deeply here and now. This is a multi-layered art – formal and emotional. At the “Air” exhibition we can feel the „contactless power” which according to the artist is a metaphor for control systems which we give in to. For example technology which is like “an invisible wind, which pushes us”.
Wspólna St 63, till 18th November, Tue – Sat 12 PM – 6 PM
3. THE FOKSAL GALLERY FOUNDATION – WILHELM SASNAL
We have been waiting for his individual exhibition for a very long time and we are not disappointed. Many aspects which have been explored in his works from the very beginning, for example the phenomenon of perception, emerge here. The poster for the exhibition is rebellious. The paintings – more private and lyrical. There is Anka- wife of the artist, everyday objects, view from holidays in Greece (and it is not an idyllic painting). Common denominator seems to be not a topic but a specific time. The paintings have been created in Wilhelm Sasnal’s studio in his new house, a place where you want to come back to.
Górskiego St 1a, till 10th November, Tue – Sat 12 PM – 18 PM
LOKAL_30 – FEMINIST ARTISTS
We really like observing works by the classics of contemporary art during WGW. Lokal_30 showcases works by Natalia LL and Valie Export and the young artists Justyna Górowska and Diana Lelonek. The exhibition “Zeitgeist” captures the essence of the contemporary times and well as the past. We were impressed by the works of Diana Lelonek who has established Center for the Living Things in order to research, gather abandoned, used and discarded goods which are later consumed by nature.
Wilcza St 29a/12, till 10th November, Wed – Fri 12 PM – 6 PM, Sat 11 AM – 3 PM
5. ARCHEOLOGY OF PHOTOGRAPHY FOUNDATION – THE CLASSICS
Lesson of the history of photography in a rented specially for the time of WGW bigger space nearby the gallery. The leitmotif of the “Choreography of Images” exhibition is performative photography, the key element in artists’ activities who are represented by the Foundation: Zbigniew Dłubak, Mariusz Hermanowicz and Antoni Zdebiak.
Nowolipki St 2a (entrance next to the bank), till 22nd October, 11 AM – 7 PM
6. POLA MAGNETYCZNE – ODILE BERNARD SCHRÖDER
The exhibition shows that you can talk about contemporary political issues through art avoiding explanations for dummies.
Londyńska St 13, till 25th November, Wed. – Fri. 3 PM – 7 PM, Sat. 1PM – 5 PM
7. ARTON – KRZYSZTOF NIEMCZYK AND BRUCE NAUMAN
Krzysztof Niemczyk is a fascinating person, total artist who combined art with life. In anticipation of documentary movie created by the Arton Foundation about him, at the “I is another” exhibition we can feel the climate of his works and his apartment in Cracow.
Miedziana St 11, til 28th October, Wed – Sat 12 PM – 6 PM
8. BWA WARSZAWA – HANNA RECHOWICZ AND THE YOUNG
Another fascinating juxtaposition of the classic with the young. Hanna Rechowicz- an artist known mainly from architectural decorations which she created with her husband in the 60s, 70s presents here decorative wooden panels which were made for the interiors of the sanatorium in Ciechocinek.
Jakubowska St 16/3, till 25th November, Wed – Sat 2 PM – 6 PM
9. LETO – DAVID KRNANSKY
To put it short – colour, energy and youth. And a proof that artists deriving from the street art can enter the art world as well.
Dzielna St 5, till 28th October, Tue – Fri 12 PM – 7 PM, Sat 12 PM – 4 PM
10. PIKTOGRAM – FLORIAN AUER
A lot of boyish energy – cars, industrial climates. You can feel the climate of the artist’s studio located in so called Filmstadt Weißensee in Berlin – small Hollywood in the eastern part of the city, where in the 20s in one of the film studios Marlena Dietrich and Fritz Lang worked.
Kredytowa St 9/26, entrance from Dąbrowskiego Square, till 10th November, Tue – Fri 12 PM – 7 PM, Sat 12 PM – 4 PM.
PHOTO: Aga Bilska