For this year’s Gallery Weekend Berlin 2015 ŻAK | BRANICKA is proud to present, for the first time in this magnitude in Berlin, a solo presentation by Magdalena Abakanowicz (b. 1930) at St. Elisabeth Church. The centrepiece of the exhibition is a monumental installation titled Bambini, consistent of 83 life-sized sculptures, that was shown in venues such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (1998), the Jardins du Palais Royal in Paris (1999), or the Reina Sofia in Madrid (2008). The show will also include the works Backs, Bella I and Bella II.
We are pleased to announce our participation at Art Rotterdam with works of the Polish painter Paweł Książek.Art Rotterdam 2015: February 05–08, 2015
We are pleased to announce our participation at Artissima 2014 with works of two Polish artists Agnieszka Polska and Szymon Kobylarz.
Artissima 2014 (Torino, Italy): November 7–9, 2014
Project co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Two artists of ZAK | BRANICKA – Szymon Kobylarz and Pawel Ksiazek – got the chance for a direct participation at the International Art Fair in Vienna, VIENNAFAIR 2014 (2–5 October 2014).
Both artists had the chance to show their works individually.
Suported by culture.pl.
ZAK | BRANICKA is hosting this years KUNSTHERBST Berlin for Kids 2014.
"How to define a painting? Who can be an artist? What is a studio? And what is an exhibition?" All these and other questions can be answered during KUNSTHERBST Berlin for kids. Pupils of the 5th and 6th grade from schools all over Berlin are given the chance to deal with art and culture of the city of Berlin in a special way.
The interactive art tours leds the children through galleries, artists studios, art collections and museums, meeting art and people behind it. All participating institutions open their doors and give the children an insight into the place where art is produced, sold and presented. Kids may ask, touch, try and take a look behind the scenes, a possibility which normally remains closed to the public.
KUNSTHERBST Berlin for Kids 2014 is a cooperation with Freie University of Berlin.
Marlena Kudlicka is presenting her recent work created during her residency in France, at the Cité Internationale des Arts 18, rue de l´Hôtel de Ville, 75004 in Paris. The Open Studio will take place on June 17–18, 2014 from 6pm-10pm at studio 2231c.
Marlena Kudlicka`s residency and grant is supported by the Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department.
In his first book, Dominik Lejman pays particular attention to architecture and spaces as well as to the question of how they influence or even determine people’s patterns of movement. The structures that the Polish artist uncovers in the process and presents in his installations are extremely fragile, often last only for several moments, cause the limits of space to blur, and in part directly involve the viewer.
PAINTING WITH TIMECODE includes texts written by Doris von Drathen, Timothy Persons and Anda Rottenberg, who provide an thorough overview and analyses of Lejman\'s unique artistic style.
The book will be published in English by Hatje Cantz and will be available to purchase in June 2014. The artist will also present a new website in addition to the book.
With the kind support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw.
The works by Szymon Kobylarz were selected by the preliminary jury among 924 applicants to participate in the final jury of the STRABAG Artaward International 2014.
One of the presentations of the selected works took place in Warsaw
WHERE THE BEAST IS BURIED is the first English-language book about Joanna Rajkowska and her unique practice of work in public space, in extremely diverse cultures and geographies: from Konya in Anatolia, through Warsaw and Berlin up to Curitiba in Brazil. A collection of stories, essays, interviews and images covers her best-known projects. The most intimate insight into them offer her own stories, which form a dramatic enquiry into both the personal and the conceptual roots of her work.
"She is one of the most significant women creating public art in today’s art world" - Maggie Humm
Kindly supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw, Polish Cultural Institute in London and Polish Institute in Berlin.
Jan 14, 2014 - The Showroom, London – with Sarah McCrory (Glasgow International) and Sebastian Cichocki (Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw)
Jan 15, 2014 – UCL, London – with Maggie Humm, Martine Rouleau and Katarzyna Depta Garapich, discussion chaired by Kinga Stanczuk
Jan 29, 2014 – Ikon Gallery, Birmingham – with Michaela Crimmin, an independent curator, producer, also teaching in the Curating Contemporary Art programme at the Royal College of Art
Agnieszka Polska’s work Hair is part of the CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, taking place November 7 - 17, 2013.
CPH:DOX is the largest documentary film festival in Scandinavia. Each year, the festival fills Copenhagen’s cinemas with a selection of more than 150 films from around the world. This year’s festival will spotlight the "correlation between documentaries and artists," featuring two curated programs by Ai Weiwei and The Yes Men.
Polska’s hippy parable Hair is less a reconstruction of a real historical situation, than it is the very idea of 1970s liberated collectivism, brought to light and restaged in a playful and candy-coloured re-enactment.
Hubert Czerepok`s work Lux Aeterna is part of the Berlin edition of Recontres Internationales Paris / Berlin / Madrid that takes place at Haus der Kulturen der Welt from June 25 to 30, 2013.
The work will be screened on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 9 pm.
Agnieszka Polska`s work Hair is part of Munich based Festival KINO DER KUNST, which will take place from April 24 to 28, 2013.
The screening - a German premiere - take place on Sunday, April 28 at 5:30 pm
KINO DER KUNST is designed to be an exhibition and a film festival in one, creating a showcase for today’s trends in art and an international meeting point for artists, curators and the public.
KINO DER KUNST is a project organised by EIKON Süd GmbH, partnered with the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts, the German Federal Cultural Foundation, BMW, the Allianz Cultural Foundation, the Biehler von Dorrer Foundation, Louis Vuitton, ARRI and the Goetz Collection, in collaboration with the University of Television and Film Munich, the Academy of Fine Arts, Pinakothek der Moderne / Schaustelle, Museum Brandhorst and ARRI.
Ingvild Goetz is chair of the scientific advisory board; Heinz Peter Schwerfel is artistic director.
In 1999, when visiting Jerusalem, Kozyra learned about the Jerusalem syndrome, a temporary state characterized by sudden and intense religious delusions, brought on while visiting or living in the city. She went back over Easter this year to work on a project on it.
The trailer presented in Stockholm for the first time in the solo exhibition of the artist at Kulturhuset is the starting point of her investigation. The second screening took place in Warsaw.
With this project, Kozyra wants to investigate the shift between "pretending," "performing," "believing," and "being." The people suffering from this syndrome truly believe that they are the Messiah but they are considered mental ill by others.
The project was produced with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
The work of Agnieszka Polska How the Work is Done is part of the 29th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival and will be shown on Sunday, November 18, 2012.
The 29th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival will take place from November 13 - 18, 2012 in Kassel, Germany.
We are pleased to announce our participation at FIAC 2012 with the work of the most famous Polish artist in Concrete Poetry, Stanisław Dróżdż (1939–2009).
Professional Preview: October 17, 2012, 1 pmA
Vernissage: October 17, 2012, 5 pm
Exhibition: October 18 – 21, 2012
Kindly supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Joanna Rajkowska\'s most recent video works Born in Berlin and Final Fantasies will be presented for the first time at 7th Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art. Both works will be on show at Akademie der Künste Berlin.
Exhibition: April 27 – July 1, 2012
Location: Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin
For further information on the Biennale please visit www.berlinbiennale.de
We are pleased to announce our participation at ART COLOGNE 2012 with the most recent works of Paweł Książek and Agnieszka Polska.
Professional Preview: April 17, 2012, 12 pm
Vernissage: April 17, 2012,5 pm
Exhibition: April 18 – 22, 2012
For further information please visit www.artcologne.com
Kindly supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
CONTEMPORARY ART FROM POLAND
This book is the first of its kind to present a wide selection of 37 established, as well as up-and-coming new positions in contemporary Polish art.
The ŻAK | BRANICKA Foundation is delighted to present the book POLISH!, which has been published in cooperation with the Art Stations Foundation and Hatje Cantz.
After the foreword and an introduction by Anda Rottenberg outlining the context and history that has given rise to contemporary Polish art, each artist is introduced through an essay written by an international curator or art critic. Each introduction is followed by a number of full-color images offering an ample overview of each artist’s most important work, as well as a long biography.
POLISH! measures 25 x 31 cm, and is enclosed in a glossy flex-cover featuring a reproduction of Piotr Uklański’s work, Untitled (Warsaw Uprising ’44-Żoliborz) (2008). The 320 pages are packed with over 500 images, illustrating the scope of Polish art today.
As the largest, most comprehensive and up-to-date book on contemporary Polish art, it serves as an invaluable guide for curators, gallerists and collectors.
The regular price in book stores is 39,80 €
POLISH! is available in English or German at our gallery.
Art Statements: Agnieszka Polska
Art Unlimited: Katarzyna Kozyra
Art Film: Agnieszka Polska, Józef Robakowski
Duration: 15th - 19th June 2011
ŻAK | BRANICKA will be presenting Hubert Czerepok, Stanisław Dróżdż, Vlatka Horvat, Szymon Kobylarz and Joanna Rajkowska
Duration: 12th – 15th May 2011
Location: Hall A / Stand A0207
For further information: www.viennafair.at
ŻAK | BRANICKA Foundation cordially invites for the promotion of the book and the disscusion entitled: INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION OF POLISH CONTEMPORARY ART. DOES POLISH ART EXIST?
The meeting with the artists, gallerists and curators will be held on 30th September, 2011 at 12 pm in Stary Browar, Art Stations Foundation Gallery in Poznan.