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Krzysztof Wodiczko

Saturday, November 19, 2005 - Sunday, January 22, 2006
Tue. - Sun. 12AM - 8PM
at Zacheta Art Gallery
"Monument Therapy"

Wed., Nov. 9 - Sun., Dec. 11, 2005
Tue. - Sun. 11AM - 6PM
at Bunkier Sztuki
"Public Projections 1996-2004"

Zacheta Art Gallery & Bunkier Sztuki

Warsaw's monographic exhibition was kicked off with a projection on Zacheta's fa├žade conducted on November 14, 2005, whose subject was the problem of women victims of violence in contemporary Poland. A film documentary of that projection will be shown in the Zacheta's Maly Salon beginning in early December.

Monument Therapy is a monographic exhibition of the work of Krzysztof Wodiczko, recognized as one of the most significant Polish artists today, who has been living in New York since the 1980s. His art confronts the genre known as public art - for which public space is both "site" and "stake". Monument Therapy - a term first used by the artist in the title of a lecture given at the University of Michigan - combines two notions central to his art: the memorial (monument, memory) and therapy (the process of healing, participation).

Traumatized humans, in their motionlessness and silence, turn into stone figures, while buildings and monuments sometimes become speechless and immobile witnesses of events in public space. The people, the monuments, and the democratic public space all require the same: re-animation&.a reawakening, as Wodiczko stated in one of his lectures. This seems to be the purpose of both the projections and the works he calls "instruments".

The Zacheta exhibition itself is focused on the "instruments" by Wodiczko, while the Bunkier Sztuki exhibition presents his previous projections.

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