Thursday, June 26, 2003 - Friday, August 1, 2003
Anton Kern Gallery
532 West 20th Street, New York, NY Tel: 212.367.9663
Anton Kern Gallery is honored to present the first solo exhibition in the United States by Polish conceptual artist Edward Krasinski. A site-specific installation comprised of hanging mirrors will occupy the gallery's main space along with a selection of earlier interventions. A blue band of tape, 19mm wide and usually 130cm above ground level, has been Krasinski's signature since 1968, and traverses the sculptural objects of this show.
"Wolves pee to mark their territory: I stick the blue tape to mark mine."
A truly international movement from its inception in the 1960s, Conceptual Art was defined by an emphasis on idea over form, process over result, and a preference for the ephemeral over the permanent. While Krasinski's work is not considered overtly political, it is profoundly connected to the rebellious spirit of an era marked by challenges to authority and tradition. Yet his work has developed a strong relationship to the codified traditions of the critical avant-garde, conceptual art, and mainstream constructivism.
Edward Krasinski was born in Luck, Poland, in 1925. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow from 1945 to 1948. In the 60s he began creating environmental compositions and participating in Tadeusz Kantor's happenings. His work has been shown widely throughout Europe .
Joanna Mytkowska, in her slide presentation that launches the Opening Reception, will present her vision of Polish conceptual art from Edward Krasinski to Wilhelm Sasnal.
The Gallery's summer hours are Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM
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