020913: Salzburger Kunstervein, Künstlerhaus: Agnieszka Polska – Pseudoword Hazards

Salzburger Kunstervein, Künstlerhaus Agnieszka Polska – Pseudoword Hazards 18.07.2013 – 15.09.2013 Thoughts look different By Susanne Rohringer Agnieszka Polska, born 1985 in Lublin and who lives in Krakow after completing her art studies in Berlin, focuses on questions dealing with collective consciousness and its unconscious and conscious oblivion. She also asks how much knowledge remains after oblivion that can surface in a society, and how it can be raised and newly evaluated. Polska deals with these questions using examples of Polish avant-garde of the 50s and 60s. The artist mainly works with materials, such as newspaper clippings, photos and archive films, which she mounts into three to six-minute videos. In slow flowing speed with gridded points we see studio interiors, plaster heads, brushes, and many other objects. It's a kind of collaged film technique, predominantly presented in shades of grey. A certain meditative monotony and uniformity sets in. Simultaneously the videos are shown with explanatory English texts. In “How the Work is Done” (2011) she questions a strike in 1956 by students of the sculptor and ceramics course in the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. The students criticised the work conditions and the political standardisation of their studies and occupied their class for days. Polska replicated the scenes by filming mannequins made of cloth and shows us the ambience of the studio. To the viewer, the strike remains secondary. Can experiences, conditions of this type, be made apparent with this form of presentation? A video from 2009 centers on an article by Sigmund Freud: Psychopathology of everyday life – on forgetting, promising, assaulting, superstition and mistake”. In this video, photos of Minimal Art and Concept Art happenings and performances in the 50s and 60s are filmed with the Freudian text as the commentary. The three-minute films end in an absurd succession of objects, without any context. More convincing are Polska’s photo works. One of the three works shown in the side hall of the main room is “Levitation Egg” (2011). The work depicts an egg floating over a wooden baton. The picture consists of various collaged photographic layers and makes believe it is a significant sculpture. It’s all about being a highly artificial egg and hybrid piece of art, which never existed in this way. Here an absurd and surreal humour emerges, more of which would be good for Polska’s work. And taking issues on beyond Polish art history would have also been desirable. Salzburger Kunstverein, Künstlerhaus 5020 Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 3 Tel: +43 (0) 662/84 22 94-0 Fax: +43 (0) 662/84 07 62 email: office@salzburger-kunstverein.at http://www.salzburger-kunstverein.at Opening times: Tue - Sun 12-19 hours

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