This exhibition constitutes part of the Polish-Russian cultural project "WARSAW-MOSCOW/MOSCOW-WARSAW 1900-2000," organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute-Center for International Cultural Cooperation in Warsaw and the ROSIZO State Museum and Exhibition Center in Moscow, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Poland and the Ministry of Culture and the Mass Media of the Russian Federation.
This exhibition constitutes part of the Polish-Russian cultural project WARSAW-MOSCOW/MOSCOW-WARSAW 1900-2000, organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute-Center for International Cultural Cooperation in Warsaw and the ROSIZO State Museum and Exhibition Center in Moscow, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Poland and the Ministry of Culture and the Mass Media of the Russian Federation.
Georgij Ostriecow, "Wojna" / "War"
BEYOND THE RED HORIZON brings together the newest in Polish and Russian art. It will be a broad presentation of the work of primarily young artists, who will show pieces created after the year 2000. The display complements the exhibition WARSAW-MOSCOW / MOSCOW-WARSAW 1900-2000
, consisting of Polish and Russian art of the 20th century and on view simultaneously at Warsaw's "Zacheta" National Contemporary Art Gallery.
The second unveiling of BEYOND THE RED HORIZON will take place from March to May of 2005 at the National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow.
Tomasz Kozak, "Polacy, jeszcze jeden wysilek"
The exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw will consist of works by fifty of the most interesting representatives of new art from Poland and Russia. BEYOND THE RED HORIZON will be the first large-scale confrontation of the most current artistic tendencies from both countries. The exhibition is designed to be a dialogue between works created in Poland and Russia in times when the countries were comparable and shared a similar stage of civilizational development.
In spite of the near lack of artistic communication between Warsaw and Moscow (the two cities being reference points), certain similarities and analogies can nevertheless be observed in the interests of contemporary artists from Poland and Russia. These are noticeable above all in the referencing of specific traditions, in the repertoire of visual forms employed, and in the subject matter explored. Artists from both countries seem to prefer examining issues from a local perspective rather than from a global one; more often than they talk about the world, they explore issues viewed as important in the here and now. They show a much greater penchant for exploring themselves and their own obsessions than for examining issues that are more general.
Grupa Twozywo, "Warszawa trud, brud, smrod"
The exhibition will consist of examples of all the media employed by contemporary artists, including painting, sculpture, photography, video projections, multimedia installations and Internet-based projects. BEYOND THE RED HORIZON will not only present the current artistic situation, but also, and perhaps above all, examine the images of contemporary Poland and Russia - two countries that recently went through tumultuous periods of political, cultural and economic transformation, transformations that led to the emergence of new landscapes and new societies.
Aleksiej Kalima, "Jestesmy tam, gdzie nas nie ma", z serii "Reklamy"
barwnywydruk, 2001The display builds on two main themes: "Krajobraz po transformacji" / "The Landscape after Transition" (works commenting on the socio-economic situation, the media world, political and national issues, as well as presenting the realities of new urban landscapes) and "Transformers: Image Update & Strategies of Adaptation" (new attitudes of man enabling his survival in the changing reality, the shaping of new identities, adaptation to the virtual media environment and the creation of private mythologies).
The final section of the exhibition will focus on aesthetic traditions that both Polish and Russian contemporary artists reference in their work. Aesthetic roots appear not to run deep with artists often recycling and exploring traces of the recent past. They find attractive and emotionally powerful themes in the aesthetics of our world as it existed just before the transitions. This also proves a field in which Polish and Russian artists demonstrate in full the differences between their creative sensibilities and the scale and spirit of their works.
Participating artists include AES, Anna Baumgart
, Kuba Bakowski, Siergiej Bratkow, Rafal Bujnowski
, Hubert Czerepok, Aristrach Czernyszew, Olga Czernyszewa, Wladimir Dubosarski, ESCAPE, Maurycy Gomulicki, Georgij Gurianow, Walerij Koszliakow, Dmitri Gutow, Rafal Jakubowicz
, Zuzanna Janin, Wladislaw Jefimow, Agnieszka Kalinowska, Aleksiej Kallima, Grzegorz Klaman
, Anna Konik, Tomasz Kozak, Irina Korina, Jaroslaw Kozakiewicz, Oleg Kulik, Dominik Lejman
, Marcin Maciejowski
, Robert Maciejuk, Wladislaw Mamyszew-Monroe, Paulina Olowska
, Georgij Ostriecow, Piotr Parda, Laura Pawela
, Petlura, Kerim Ragimow, Robert Rumas, Jadwiga Sawicka, Natasza Struczkowa, Juri Szabelnikow, Sergiej Szechowcow, Dmitri Szubin, Siergiej Szutow, Leonid Tiszkow, Twozywo, Andriej Ustinow, Juri Wassiliew, Aleksander Winogradow, Piotr Wyrzykowski, Wojciech Zasadni, Radek Zielonka.
Exhibition opening: November 29, 2004.Centre for Contemporary Art at Ujazdowski Castle
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