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MAGDALENA ABAKANOWICZ

30/04/2015 - 04/05/2015

As part of the Gallery Weekend Berlin 2015, ŻAK | BRANICKA is proud to present, for the first time in this magnitude in Berlin, a solo presentation by Magdalena Abakanowicz (b. 1930) at St. Elisabeth Church.

The centerpiece of the exhibition is a monumental installation titled Bambini, consisting of 83 life-sized sculptures, which was shown in venues such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (1999), the Jardins du Palais Royal in Paris (1999), or the Reina Sofia in Madrid (2008). The show will also include the works from the series Backs, Bella I and Bella II. Further works can be seen at the gallery space in Lindenstraße 35.

Location: St. Elisabeth Church, 
Invalidenstr. 3, 
10115 Berlin
Exhibition: April 30 – May 4, 2015, 11–7 pm

AGNIESZKA POLSKA | THE BODY OF WORDS

01/05/2015 - 20/06/2015

As part of the Gallery Weekend Berlin 2015, ŻAK | BRANICKA is pleased to announce The Body of Words, a solo-exhibition by Agnieszka Polska: an emerging artist from the younger generation, who is rapidly growing in the contemporary art scene.

The artist’s visual language is unique and unprecedented: seen once, her style will always be recognized again. The source materials for most of her non-narrative video pieces are pictures from books and stock photographs, which she animates in order to create an absorbing, hypnotic atmosphere. In her films and collages of recent years, Polska has often addressed the issues of responsibility and social influence of the artist and further was examining various stances of the processes of legitimization or exclusion: in the field of art history, history as such, language and consciousness.