Territories: Tablecloth

Video and installation works by five Polish artists. Territories will make an attempt at identifying existential positions of human beings in an ultra-modern world where spaces are prone to ruptures and detachments.
04.05.2015 - 31.05.2015: Katarzyna Józefowicz
Udstillingsperiode:
04-05-2015 - 31-05-2015
Medie:
Installation
Titel:
Territories: Tablecloth
Kunstner:
Katarzyna Józefowizc
Video and installation works by five Polish artists:

Adam Witkowski, Dominik Lejman, Iwo Rutkiewicz, Katarzyna Józefowicz and Kaja Dobrowolska

Curated by Aleksandra Księżopolska
Presented in the Demo Room at Galleri Image
26.01.15 - 31.07.15

Territories is not about presenting a regional survey of the Polish art scene. It is rather a curatorial inquiry into places, spaces and relationships. The focus here is to concentrate on the very essence of imaginary spaces, created by the artists, offering few dimensional layers for discussion. Territories will make an attempt at identifying existential positions of human beings in an ultra-modern world where spaces are prone to ruptures and detachments. The process of identifying and re-identifying social and cultural relationships is a recurring feature in most of the works.

Katarzyna Józefowicz
Installation: Tablecloth
04.05.2015 - 31.05.2015

The thread that connects all the artists’ works in the Territories-series is the relation to an almost ritualistic  mantric process of building a mandala. Delicate and fragile in its form. The five works are meditational and self- reflective. Like Katarzyna Józefowicz who works with textural – vertical – horizontal surfaces during endless hours. 
Tablecloth is created from cardboard, advertising leaflets and newspapers. Her ephemeral, poetic installations demand from the viewer time and concentration. The artist creates with the precision of a laboratory technician. Tablecloth has been weaved from hundreds of word puzzles, which are literally thrown out on the table. As if to invite us to a mutual feast, lacking the media noise. Just simply being together, contemplating the silence. 
Katarzyna Józefowicz graduated from the Department of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk in 1986. She currently holds there the position of associate professor leading the Sculpture Workshop at the Department of Sculpture and Intermedia. She is a sculptor and author of installations and drawings. Her works are time demanding, taking several years to be accomplished. Delicate structures constructed from artist’s favourite materials, paper and cardboard, are built from thousands of elements.

Supported byThe Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Copenhagen