KwieKulik


The duo KwieKulik was formed by artists Zofia Kulik and Przemysław Kwiek, it lasted between 1971-1987.

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To Vomit One’s Way Through Life – Mail Art

1979, Edition of 250

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The artistic duo Zofia Kulik (b.1947) and Przemysław Kwiek (b.1945) called KwieKulik (1971-1987) is one of the most important artistic phenomena of post-war Polish art. KwieKulik´s work is radically unique in the history of the neo-avantgarde in Central Europe, thanks to their socio-political engagement and their uncompromising, bold criticism of their surrounding reality. They produced different forms of archives, films, object installations and performed actions.
9 x 13 cm, photogram
€ 300

For this Mail art project, the invited artists were to address their art pieces to people of their choice, but first they were expected to send them to the Liverpool Academy of Arts, where the pieces were collectively exhibited in June 1979. After the exhibition, they were sent to each addressee. KwieKulik made a postcard with a Polish text; ‘Nie chodzi o to, by życie przerzygać, ale by je przeżywać’ [\'The point is not to vomit one’s way through life, but to experience it\'; the phrase plays on the untranslateable assonance between the Polish verbs ‘to vomit’ and ‘to experience’]. They produced the postcards using a photographic method, which doesn\'t involve negatives; photograms.

KwieKulik


The duo KwieKulik was formed by artists Zofia Kulik and Przemysław Kwiek, it lasted between 1971-1987.

  Selected Portfolio »
  CV »
  catalogue 1 »

To Vomit One’s Way Through Life – Mail Art

1979, Edition of 250

[1/1]
[+] zoom
The artistic duo Zofia Kulik (b.1947) and Przemysław Kwiek (b.1945) called KwieKulik (1971-1987) is one of the most important artistic phenomena of post-war Polish art. KwieKulik´s work is radically unique in the history of the neo-avantgarde in Central Europe, thanks to their socio-political engagement and their uncompromising, bold criticism of their surrounding reality. They produced different forms of archives, films, object installations and performed actions.
€ 300

For this Mail art project, the invited artists were to address their art pieces to people of their choice, but first they were expected to send them to the Liverpool Academy of Arts, where the pieces were collectively exhibited in June 1979. After the exhibition, they were sent to each addressee. KwieKulik made a postcard with a Polish text; ‘Nie chodzi o to, by życie przerzygać, ale by je przeżywać’ [\'The point is not to vomit one’s way through life, but to experience it\'; the phrase plays on the untranslateable assonance between the Polish verbs ‘to vomit’ and ‘to experience’]. They produced the postcards using a photographic method, which doesn\'t involve negatives; photograms.