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Krzysztof Wodiczko, Warsaw Projection, projection on the main facade of the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, 2005. Photo curtesy of Galerie Lelong, New York
Real Art Ways, Central Connecticut State University, and the Polish Cultural Institute

Real Art Ways Major Multidisciplinary Exhibition 2006-2007
Curated by Marek Bartelik

Saturday, October 28, 2006 - Monday, January 29, 2007
Opening reception Sat., Oct. 28th, 6-9PM with performance by Kinga Araya, "Black Performance"

Real Art Ways
56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT
Admission: Free to members, $3.00 suggested donation for non-members 
Hours: Tue.-Thu. & Sun., 2-10 PM; Fri. & Sat. 2 PM - midnight. Closed Mondays.

MAIN GALLERY:Azorro group, Frida Baranek Anna Bialobroda, Anna Bella Geiger, Aneta Grzeszykowska and Jan Smaga, Ewa Harabasz, Joanna Hoffmann, Jerzy Kubina, Zofia Kulik, Dominik Lejman, Joanna Malinowska, Jacek Malinowski, Gabriela Morawetz, Adam Niklewicz, Krystiana Robb-Narbutt, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Pawel Wojtasik, Xawery Wolski
"Art and Performance", Oct. 19 - Nov. 12:
Kinga Araya, Monika Weiss, Krzysztof Zarebski
"Art and the Street", Nov. 16 - Dec. 17: Christian Tomaszewski, Karolina Bregula, Wojciech Gilewicz
"Art and the Net" - Dec. 21 - Jan. 14: Karol Radziszewski, Maciek Toporowicz

The Polish word "poza" has a double meaning: "pose" or "posturing" (as one disguises his or her true nature for public display), and "beyond" or "besides".

Writer Witold Gombrowicz once stated: "I know very well what kind of Polish culture I wish to have in the future& the weakness of the contemporary Pole resides in his 'one-dimensionality' (more precisely in Polish, his 'jednoznacznosc', or lack of complexity) and also - his onesidedness; therefore all effort should be made to enrich him with a second polarity - to complement him with another Pole, who is completely - extremely - different." (Diary, 1954)

Curated by the Polish-born and New York based art critic and art historian Marek Bartelik, POZA will gather together works of 31 artists with roots directly or indirectly in Poland, and who currently live in Poland, the United States, Canada, France, and Brazil. The artists represent different generations - the oldest born in the 1930s, the youngest in the early 1980s. The works are divided between the main gallery, three accompanying exhibitions in the Real Room, and accompanying film programming.

Works include painting, sculpture, photography, new media, video and site-specific installations and performances at Real Art Ways, as well as public projects located around Hartford and surrounding towns. In partnership with the Polish Studies Program at Central Connecticut State University, Real Art Ways is organizing accompanying programming including a film series, lectures, artist talks, discussions, and social events.

The exhibition is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, Central Connecticut State University and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

Press Contact: Brian Friedberg, 860.232.1006 x118,

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