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Daniel by Paweł Althamer, 2011, photo: MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow

MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow is staging an exhibtion in the MAXXI Museum in Rome. It will include over 50 paintings, photographs, video works and objects created by Paweł Althamer, Sara Lucas, Laura Pawela, Józef Robakowski, Jadwiga Sawicka, Daniel Spoerri and many others.

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The Zachęta National Gallery of Art, the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, and the Polish Institute in Berlin present the Common Affairs exhibition of contemporary Polish art. It features works by the selected finalists of the VIEWS competition, e.g. Tymek Borowski, Karolina Breguła, Rafał Jakubowicz, Anna Molska, Anna Okrasko, and Karol Radziszewski.

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  Visual Identity of COMMON AFFAIRS and Visual Contribution by Tymek Borowski, 2016, photo: exhibition promotional materials

The Common Affairs exhibition in Berlin has already attracted a great deal of public and critics’ attention. Works by Althamer, Radziszewski, Tarasiewicz, and other VIEW competition finalists are on display in the city's Deutsche Bank KunstHalle and the Polish Institute. Culture.pl is one of the event's partners.

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Karolina Breguła, "Biuro budowy pomnika", 2016, photo courtesy of lokalu_30

From 21 July to 30 October the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle and the Polish Institute in Berlin will host an exhibition of the work of Polish artists selected from among the finalists for the Views Award. Culture.pl is a partner.

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Paweł Althamer, Observer, 1995, collection of the Ludwig Museum, Cologne (Germany), view from the exhibition Paweł Althamer Incites, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw 2005, photo courtesy Zachęta

Observer is clad entirely in black: long trousers and a coat, with a white shirt collar and cuffs sticking out from underneath. His hands are covered by leather gloves, metal mesh face is hidden behind glasses, while his head is topped by a hat. Slightly hunched, he is holding a film camera near his face.

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Still from the film House of Day, House of Night, photo: A. Żmijewski, L.Molski

In January 2015, the exhibition House of Day, House of Night - the culmination of a joint project of Polish and Japanese artists started in the mid of 2015 - was held in the Gallery @KCUA in Kyoto.

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A fragment of the Ghent Altarpiece, Agnus Dei panel, and Paweł Althamer's sketch representing the plan of the altarpiece's reconstruction in St. Peter's Square in Ghent

Paweł Althamer presented his performance Agnus Dei during the Track art festival in Ghent. Over two hundred volunteers gathered in the city's main square to form a tableau vivant – a reconstruction of the 15th century Altarpiece from the Saint Bavo Cathedral, the biggest local tourist attraction.

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Paweł Althamer, Ultraleve, 2011, installation in a public space in Brasilia, photo by Michał Szlaga / Open Art Projects

The project Ultraleve (Ultralight) is an installation interfering in a public space of Brasilia. In a reference to the plan of the city, whose shape was to resemble an airplane, the artist created a checkerboard painted in Polish national colours.

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Paweł Pawlikowski with the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in the press room of the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA, February 22, 2015, photo: Lucy Nicholson / REUTERS / Forum

Culture.pl takes a look back at the best of 2015 when it came to film, visual arts, literature, theatre, music and design originating from Poland.

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Paweł Althamer, Abram and Buruś, 2008, photo courtesy of Foksal Gallery Foundation

Abram and Buruś is a proposition of a non-monument in a city filled with monuments, which commemorate historical events with pathos. Althamer questions the idea of monumental sculpture: it’s scale, apparent timelessness and social significance.

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Paweł Althamer and Artur Żmijewski, photo: press materials

Kyoto Art Studio invited two Polish artists, Paweł Althamer and Artur Żmjewski, to lead in Japan a workshop about visual language in art.

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Paweł Althamer, "Siatkarze"("Volleyballers), 2015, photo. Małgorzata Brus.

A branch of the Bródno Sculpture Park, one of the most recognizable public art spaces in Europe, has been established at the premises of Warsaw Grochów Detention Centre. Among the artists to be exhibited there are Paweł Althamer, Artur Żmijewski and the Reactor Sculpture Lab.

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Photos from preparation and inauguration of the branch of the Bródno Sculpture Park at the premises of Warsaw Grochów Detention Centre.

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Paweł Althamer, Rubber (Guma), 2009,  photo courtesy of Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

Why dedicate a monument to Copernicus or the Pope, if you can instead raise one to your local hero – Mr. Rubber.

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Dhaka, Mumbai Art Room, fot. Marvin D. Cabrera, www.artinasuitcase.org oraz Mumbai Art Room

Polish sculptor Paweł Althamer has visited the two countries where he performed and conducted workshops to celebrate Tadeusz Kantor’s Year. Dhaka University hosted a foreign artist for the first time.

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Bródno Sculpture Park opened in 2009 as a joint initiative of artist Paweł Althamer, the District Office of Targówek and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. The park serves as an evolving outdoor exhibition of modern art, presented in the open and available for visitors day and night.

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Ai Weiwei, 2012, photo Gao Yuan, courtesy of neugerriemschneider

Ai Weiwei freely mocks the Communist government of China in his works. Paweł Althamer’s Bródno Sculpture Park will feature a new sculpture by Weiwei – a work which, once installed, will be invisible.

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Paweł Althamer, Paweł and Monika, 2002, photo: courtesy of the artist

The Human Factor, an upcoming exhibition at London's Hayward Gallery, is a major survey examining how figurative sculpture has been reinvented from the late-1980s to the present. Paweł Althamer has been invited to participate in the show.

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Павел Альтхамер «Шар» (работа была представлена на выставке «One of Many», Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Милан, 2007 год. Фото из архива Фонда галереи «Foksal»

They call him the Shaman, or the Space Alien because he shows how to look at the world from a fresh perspective. With the help of its inhabitants, he locates his artworks in city centres while placing representations of real life in museums and galleries. He wants people to come together and act in common.

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The Bródno Sculpture Park was set up in 2009 by artist Paweł Althamer and local authorities of district of Targówek.  It's located within the premises of Bródno Park. The project results from cooperation with the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. The long-term artistic initiative involving locals creates a space of cooperation and development of local artistic projects. It houses the works of different artists, among other: Paweł Althamer, Olafur Eliasson, Nowolipie Group, Susan Philipsz, Katarzyna Przezwańska, Monika Sosnowska and Rirkrita Tiravaniji.

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