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Kle Mens, "Święta Rita"; Wojtek Wasilewski, "Autorefleksja"

Her White Plumage, Shone on by Rays of Light, Gleamed like the Sun Itself

Natalia Bażowska, Dobrawa Borkała, Monika Chlebek, Jakub Ciężki, Bartosz Czarnecki, Dawid Czycz, Paweł Dudziak, Emilia Kina, Szymon Kobylarz, Bartosz Kokosiński, Adrian Kolerski, Jerzy Kosałka, Kamil Kukla, Krzysztof Maniak, Paweł Matyszewski, Kle Mens, Monika Niwelińska, Anna Orłowska, Cyryl Polaczek, Tomasz Prymon, Joanna Rajkowska, Gregor Rozanski, Filip Rybkowski, Jadwiga Sawicka, Łukasz Skąpski, Michał Smandek, Justyna Smoleń, Michał Sroka, Marek Sobczyk, Paweł Susid, Mateusz Szczypiński, Paweł Szeibel, Radek Szlęzak, Stachu Szumski, Kasia Szymkiewicz, Wojtek Wasilewski, Ewa Zarzycka, Tomasz Zawadzki

11.03.2017-08.04.2017

The exhibition is a continuation of themes I initially took up in “Out of Sight, Out of Mind / OOSOOM” (June 2016) presenting works by Joanna Rajkowska, Jerzy Kosałka, Bartosz Kokosiński and Paweł Matyszewski, among others.

This time I invited the exact total of 100 artists to participate in the project “Her White Plumage, Shone on by Rays of Light, Gleamed like the Sun Itself“[1], our of which only 50 accepted my invitation and 37 produced and delivered their work. The utopian vision of unifying the art milieu within one project has led me to inviting artists of younger and older generations variously present in art circulation. Following my instructions (30 x 30 canvas, a spectrum of white, any chosen technique) the artists produced a piece especially for the exhibition.

Sienkiewicz’s description of the falcon heralding the first encounter of Helena and Jan Skrzetuski, the main protagonists of With Fire and Sword, became the exhibition title, “Her White Plumage, Shone on by Rays of Light, Gleamed like the Sun Itself”.

The white, the light, the experience of illumination, they all made the lovers believe they are their ones, and that their love would forever remain an embodiment of perfection.

[1] With Fire and Sword, trans. from the Polish by Jeremiah Curtin, Boston: Xittle, Brown, and Company, 1894. https://archive.org/stream/withfireswordhis00sienuoft/withfireswordhis00sienuoft_djvu.txt

 

 

curator: Aleksander Celusta