Cezary Bodzianowski, Passer, 2002, foto:Monika Chojnicka

February 6 - March 17, 2003
Cezary Bodzianowski -

You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition Victoria,
featuring an art action by Cezary Bodzianowski, which will take place
on Wednesday, February 5, at 8:00 p.m. at the ©kuc Gallery.

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 -
all that remains in our consciousness is the characteristic figure of the artist's persona. Fully aware of the charming allure of his own outwardly modest image, Cezary Bodzianowski enriches and sharpens the grayness of our everyday life.

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.

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