Artists: Judyta Bernaś (PL); Małgorzata “Malwina” Niespodziewana (PL); Małgorzata Et Ber Warlikowska (PL); Monika Wanyura-Kurosad (PL)
Curator: Marta Raczek (PL)
24.11.2010 – 30.01.2011
Opening: 24.11.2010, at 07:00 p.m. in the framework of the 4th International Experimental Engraving Biennial
The idea of the exhibition arose from two different starting points. First of all I wanted to show diverse attitudes to printmaking as a means of crossing the borders of the techniques and modes of presentations. Traditionally, printmaking is associated with a two-dimensional print on paper, but in times of transgressions, in which we exist now, every art field is entering a phase of going beyond previously established patterns. One of the most important feature for printmaking now is to enter a three-dimensional space that was originally reserved for sculpture and environmental projects. Another is connected with this aspect of our culture that makes it open to convergence and interactivity. Some of the artists try to create space arrangements or objects that a visitor may enter or touch in different ways in order to create his or her own story. The third thing is the palimpsest like nature of contemporary culture that mirrors in some works created nowadays by the use of multi-layers compositions. Another concept – of an equal importance – was to show ideas that appear in women-artists prints that refer to different aspects of femininity, human relations and – as Judith Butler brilliantly put it – gender trouble.
(fragment from the exhibition catalogue)
Curator: Marta Raczek