ZAK | BRANICKA - ARTISSIMA 2014

ZAK | BRANICKA - ARTISSIMA 2014

We are pleased to announce our participation at Artissima 2014 with works of two Polish artists Agnieszka Polska and Szymon Kobylarz.

Artissima 2014 (Torino, Italy): November 7–9, 2014
 
Project co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.

abc art berlin contemporary 2014

We cordially invite you to visit our booth 12 in hall B at abc–art berlin contemporary. At this year’s abc–art berlin contemporary (18–21 September 2014) we will present works of London-based artist Vlatka Horvat, a joint presentation with gallery annex14.



Opening: September 18, 2014, 4–9 pm



Daily opening hours
Friday, 19 September 2014, 12 to 7 pm
Saturday, 20 September 2014, 12 to 7 pm
Sunday, 21 September 2014, 12 to 6 pm

Location:

Station-Berlin
Luckenwalder Str. 4-6

D-10963 Berlin

For further information on abc please visit: www.artberlincontemporary.com

abc art berlin contemporary 2014
International Gallery Prize VIENNAFAIR 2014

International Gallery Prize VIENNAFAIR 2014

Gallery ŻAK | BRANICKA is proud to share with you the recognition with the International Gallery Prize VIENNAFAIR 2014.

The unanimous decision was justified in the jury statement as follows: "The International Gallery Prize goes to Monika Branicka and Asia Żak Persons, ŻAK | BRANICKA, for the courageous presentation of the Polish artists Natalia Stachon and Szymon Kobylarz, which stands out in its radicality and opens new perspectives for art fair presentations."

The formal handover of the award took place on Thursday, October 2 at the Chamber of Commerce in Vienna.

ŻAK | BRANICKA LOOP BARCELONA 2014

ŻAK | BRANICKA is delighted to announce their participation in LOOP Barcelona 2014, where works by Dominik Lejman shall be presented. LOOP, founded in 2003, is the first art fair which is exclusively devoted to moving image and aims to provide the space, attitude and attention required by video art.   

LOOP 2014 will take place from June 5 - 7, 2014.

 

Location

Hotel Catalonia Ramblas

c. Pelai 28, 08001 Barcelona 


For further information please visit: www.loop-barcelona.com

ŻAK | BRANICKA LOOP BARCELONA 2014
Gallery Weekend Berlin 2014 | Zofia Kulik

Gallery Weekend Berlin 2014 | Zofia Kulik

For this year’s Gallery Weekend Berlin 2014 ŻAK | BRANICKA is delighted to present an exhibition by Zofia Kulik, entitled Instead of Sculpture – Sequences 1968-71.
 

This exhibition is a double "return" for the artist: a return to her solo work after several years spent working on the archive and publishing a monumental monograph dedicated to the artistic duo KwieKulik1, and also a return to her graduation work created in 1970/71 at the Sculpture Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. This project has not seen the light of day for over four and a half decades, and was never finally edited. Selected fragments from this work will be presented for the first time as a photo sequences at ŻAK | BRANICKA. 

 
Opening: May 2, 2014, 6 - 9 pm   

Opening times during Gallery Weekend:
May 2 - 4, 2014, 11 am - 7 pm

Stanisław Dróżdż and Marlena Kudlicka at ARCO 2014

Marlena Kudlicka, Protocol of errors on.e (02), 2014, collage, 42 x 30 cm

Protocol of errors on.e
project constitutes a protocol structure, collecting and categorising the different meanings of error found in language, statistics, and logic. Marlena Kudlicka is interested in the term and the function that the protocol itself carries, as well as its references as a code of proper conduct. The collected register, which evokes a notion of error, is the starting point for a project that contains sculptures, collages, and drawings. The artist wonders where errors originate. She is interested in the technological mechanisms (machines) and mental mechanisms behind language errors. The artist includes printing machines in these technological mechanisms - old linotypes, in which printing errors often occurred. Another source of inspiration for Kudlicka is the Constructivist prints of such artists as Władysław Strzemiński, Henryk Berlewi, Jan Tschichold, and El Lissitzky.

Protocol of errors on.e series was specially made for the Arco Fair in Madrid, where Kudlicka’s work was shown alongside one of the classics of Polish concrete poetry, Stanisław Dróżdż. Kudlicka’ssculptures entered a dialogue with Dróżdż’s Forgetting of 1967.

What links them is, above all, an analysis of language. The meeting of these two artists: the late Dróżdż, whose most important pieces were created in the 1960s and 1970s, and the young sculptress, who draws from the avant-garde of the 20th century, was a meeting of opposites: Dróżdż sought precision and faultless solutions, while Kudlicka is inspired by errors. We might also say that Kudlicka’s work literally begins where Dróżdż’s leaves off—at the period. The period is the main component of Kudlicka’s sculptures. The period appears as a glass circle that we might associate, for instance, with a magnifying glass for finding errors (there is such a popular function in mobile phones, for instance). The period is also a key symbol in the on.e collage series, which came about through an accidental error in writing the word "one”. Here the period is an error, a place where a short circuit transpires, stopping or interrupting a process.

Stanisław Dróżdż and Marlena Kudlicka at ARCO 2014