At the turn of November and December, as part of this year's Tokyographie – Tokyo edition of Kyotographie photography festival, Weronika Gęsicka’s project ‘What A Wonderful World’ will be presented at Agnès B. Galerie Boutique.
The event, organised with the support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and curated by Marina Amada, is the second presentation of Weronika Gęsicka’s work in Japan. In the spring of 2019, her series Traces and the work Vibe were shown as part of her solo exhibition at Kyotographie, one of the most important photography festivals in Asia and the world.
Weronika Gęsicka, born in 1984, is a graduate of the Graphic Arts Faculty of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Academy of Photography in Warsaw, as well as a scholarship holder of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Her works, since the series Traces, spiced with slightly disturbing black humour, mainly deal with memory mechanics. She uses stock photos of America of the 1950s and 1960s and digitally processes them by adding surreal elements.
The presentation of the project What A Wonderful World in Tokyo is part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Japan.
Source: press materials, originally written by PP & AW, 19 Nov 2019, translated by AW, 25 Nov 2019