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Kama Sokolnicka, Tristes tropiques, c-print, 2012
OMI International Arts Center
Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw
and the Polish Cultural Institute New York

Kama Sokolnicka
ART OMI International Artists Residency

Sunday, September 2, 2012 - Thursday, December 1, 2011

Open Studio Weekend: July 13-14

OMI International Arts Center
The Fields Sculpture Park and Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center and Cafe
1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY
Tel: 518-392-4747

Continuing the tradition of supporting Polish artists at the OMI International Artist Residency Program, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw with the support of the Polish Cultural Institute New York are hosting Kama Sokolnicka this summer. Past artists-in-residency at OMI are Jasmina Metwaly (2012) and Hubert Czerepok (2011).

Kama Sokolnicka (b. 1978), is a multidisciplinary artist working in collage, photography, video, installation, drawing and painting. Sokolnicka explores the role of memory, perception and emotion in relation to imagery. The artist's work stems from the ideas of ambivalence and disappointment, and the associations between the imagination and the fear of the void. At Art OMI Sokolnicka will continue working on her project, Jet-lag. She will elaborate on the idea that the term jet-lag fully defines the current status of Western civilization after the jet speed economy. This project focuses on transferring the language of sleep and aviation medicine to the social and economic reality of today.

OMI International Artists Residency invites visual artists from every continent, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles, to gather in rural New York State to experiment, collaborate and share ideas. During four weeks each June-July, concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal.

Each session, a distinguished critic/curator is invited to participate as Critic-in-Residence, currently curator Charlotta Kotik, who leads discussions and makes individual studio visits. OMI's Visitors Program enables residents to have conversations with many visiting art critics, gallery owners and prominent artists. Direct engagement with the New York City art world is unmatched by similar residency programs.

The program culminates with Open Studio Day, during which hundreds of professionals, art lovers, neighbors and friends view work, ask questions and engage with the artists.

Kama Sokolnicka's residency is made possible by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, with the suport from the Polish Cultural Institute New York.

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