You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition
Cezary Bodzianowski, who lives and works in £ód¼, is Poland's most popular artist, according to the weekly magazine Raster's "Top Ten" list. In the international context, he has exhibited in such group shows as Ausgeträumt..., at the Secession in Vienna (2001), September Horse at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin (2002), Geschichte at the Salzburger Kunstverein (2002), and at the first Tirane Biennial (2001), among other places. He is also a close collaborator with the Foksal Gallery Foundation in Warsaw.
At the exhibition Victoria, we will be showing a digital recording of Cezary Bodzianowski's action Application 1024, which the artist performed at the beginning of February at the Hotel Park in Ljubljana.
In his performance interventions, Cezary Bodzianowski plays
with the absurdity of the mundane. It is impossible to define or predict
his actions in advance. Everyday situations are transformed into a bizarre
and often quite humorous form of communication with the public. Other
than conscious collaborators and friends, or passers-by who accidentally
get involved, rarely does anyone else participate in these direct and
spontaneous performances. The documentation left on videotape or a photograph,
which remains as an ephemeral record and exhibition material, speaks of
the elusiveness and evanescence of his actions -
To accompany the exhibition, we have published a poster by Cezary Bodzianowski entitled Victoria, which you can get at the ©kuc Gallery for 300 SIT. [see poster]
For further information, please contact Exhibition Curator Gregor Podnar or Program Coordinator Alenka Gregoriè.
Support for the project comes from the Municipality of Ljubljana, Department of Culture, and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.