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A piece by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, photo: OFF-Biennale Budapest

Four exhibitions during this year’s OFF-Biennale Budapest 2017 presents: Gaudiopolis 2017 – The City of Joy will feature Polish artists including Ewa Partum, the Slavs and Tatars collective, Joanna Piotrowska, Piotr Wysocki and Daniel Jałowiński.

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Zbigniew Warpechowski, Dialogue with fish, 1973, Lublin Theatre Spring, photo: courtesy of the artist / Zachęta - National Gallery of Art

The art of performance has always been a realm of innovation and a nexus of creativity. The artist is not only its author but the main artistic material as well. These Polish performance giants took their works to new levels and revolutionised their mediums.

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The Legality of Space, a 1971 intervention by Ewa Partum. Photo: Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź

MoMA presents Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960-1980, an exhibition focusing on the parallels and connections between Latin America and Eastern Europe during the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition includes five artists of Polish origin, profiled here.

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Ewa Partum, photo collage from the series Self-Identification, 1980, collection of the Zachęta – Lower Silesian Fine Arts Association, photo courtesy of Zachęta – National Gallery of Art

A series of photo collages by Ewa Partum, showing the artist's nude silhouettes superimposed on images of the cityscape. At the time of making it, Partum was one of the few Polish artists who openly manifested their feminist views and included them in their art.

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A wide monograph of Polish artist Ewa Partum’s works has been published by the Wyspa Institute of Art. The project is supported among others by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw.

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Okładka (nid 6611945)

The event address the viewer's participatory role with art in the public space, and the form's shift from commentary to engaged, empathetic worldview. Most actions before 1989 were characterised by "surreal gestures of opposition to the political system", documented to be shown in exhibits. Today, art in the public space strives for a social viewpoint, attempting to effect positive change.

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Okładka (nid 6359885)

The works of Ewa Partum, Teresa Tyszkiewicz and Aneta Grzeszykowska are part of the main exhibition at this year's Paris Triennale, which explores images of the body, body image and self-image through works of art and photography over several generations of artistic endeavour and across borders.

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Okładka (nid 6313614)

These artists all create works that are centred around a very personal form of expression, based in great part on the body, but also on the spiritual and social aspects of existing within a particular gender. It is part of an international exhibition, workshop and archive series rooted in feminist gendercritical and queer performance

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Okładka (nid 5920840)

The exhibition presents the work of three major female artists, considered pioneers of feminist art in Poland: Ewa Partum, Natalia Lach-Lachowicz and Maria Pinińska-Bereś. From the 1970s onwards, the trio has been linked by a similar quest marked by a clear feminist intuition or an identification with feminism. This is the first time the works of all three artists have been set alongside one another as a group show. The works presented span the most important moments in the artists' respective careers, made mostly in the 1990s and after 2000 - with a conscious reference to earlier works,...

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Krzysztof Wodiczko, Rysunek taboretu, Galeria Foksal oraz Akumulatory 2, fot. Sergo Kuruliszwili, dzięki uprzejmości Galerii Foksal

Conceptual art which evolved from the beginning of 1960s was by virtue a heterogenous phenomenon better described as a platform of polemics rather than defined as a style or artistic tendency.

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Okładka (nid 5718635)

The common denominator that unites this diversity of views lies in the artists' relationships to space itself: in the way they organize the space around them, in what they are trying to express by doing so, and in the way they incorporate spatial aspects into their art.

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