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.
A milestone in 20th-century art, Ewa Partum’s works are fundamental for the beginnings of Polish Conceptualism. Likewise, the comprehensive, 340-page volume consists of a broad documentation of Partum’s oeuvre and contains an updated monographic chronicle of the works and activities insightfully researched by Angelika Stepken. The essay section consists of texts by Grzegorz Dziamski, Dorota Monkiewicz, Luiza Nader, Łukasz Ronduda, Aneta Szyłak, Ewa Małgorzata Tatar and Andrzej Turowski. While Anna Hegman and Grzegorz Laszuk designed the book, Tomasz Bersz and Marian Misiak are responsible for the Alternativa Editions Monographs series covers.
Born in 1945 in Grodzisk Mazowiecki in central Poland, Partum made an early debut, showing conceptual works in 1965. She is also a highly influential figure in the international mail art movement as well as the founder of the Adres Gallery in Łódź (1971–1977). Since 1983, Ewa Partum has lived and worked in Berlin. Partum’s early work is pioneer for Conceptual art not only in Poland but also on an international scale—in the field of visual poetry, performance art, and the analysis of media such as film, photography or TV, and in the field of Polish feminist art, particularly as an analysis of the female voice in the public space.
The monograph Ewa Partum. is published by the Wyspa Institute of Art/ Wyspa Progress Foundation with the generous support of Kontakt. The project is supported among others by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw.
The book can be ordered through the Wyspa Institute's website.
Source: Wyspa Institute of Art
Edited by E.M., 19/12/2013