Agnieszka Polska: Future Days

Opening: 10th of April 2015 (FRI) 7 pm

You can download the handout of the exhibition from here

The new emerging star of contemporary Polish art Agnieszka Polska (1985) introduces her work for the audience of Trafó in her first solo exhibition in Hungary. Polska is a key figure of a new generation of Polish artists who experiment with trespassing the aesthetical boundaries of documentarism and fiction. The neo-conceptual videos and feature films of Polska focus on the research of private mythologies of the art of the 1960s and 1970s. The main figures of Polska’s Future Days are archetypes of artists, who roam in the afterlife, which is set in the scenery of Gotland. This choice has further references as Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice was also filmed on this location, Ingmar Bergman lived there as well until his death and the Baltic Sea island inspired also some of his films. Polska’s project has a Hungarian link too, as it’s production background was provided by the Baltic Art Center Visby run by Hungarian curator Lívia Páldi.

Agnieszka Polska till now has participated in such international exhibitions like the Istanbul Biennial and Sydney Biennial. She had solo exhibitions in the Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; Belvedere, Vienna; Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev or in the Zak I Branicka Gallery, Berlin, which represents her. She had participated in exhibitions in Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK), Krakow; KunstWerke, Berlin or the Salzburger Kunstverein. In 2013 Polska was nominated for The Future Generation Art Price and won the Polish Film Award founded by the Modern Art Museum, Warsaw and the Polish Film Institute.

Supported by: National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Káli Kövek
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