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Common Affairs
Revisiting the Views Award - Contemporary Art from Poland
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Texts by: Barbara Steiner, Eva Majewska
Edited by: Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt/ Polish Institute, Berlin/ Galeria Zacheta, Warschau
Graphic Design: Tymek Borowski, Studio Krimm
Preface: Julia Kurz, Stanislaw Welbel
German, English, Polish
July 2016 , 228 Pages
hardcover
253mm x 182mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-4147-7
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Since 2003, the prestigious Views prize for young Polish art has been awarded in the Zacheta Gallery every other year. The award is accompanied by an exhibition in the prominent Zacheta Gallery, which helps to garner more international attention for the contemporary Polish art scene.Common Affairs presents a selection of current positions by artists who have won or were nominated for the Views Award in the past 15 years. The retrospective, which takes place in Berlin, intends to update the artistic practices of recent history. While this updating process accentuates the interesting phenomena and urgent problems that the artists have engaged with, it simultaneously examines the shifts and changes in the cultural landscape of Poland and abroad. Particular focus is placed on positions that address the history and politics of memory and representation, transformation and imminent transition.  Featured artists (selection): Tymek Borowski, Karolina Bregula, Rafal Jakubowicz, Robert Kusmirowski, Anna Molska, Karol Radziszewski, Janek Simon Exhibition: Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Polish Institute, Berlin 21.7.-30.10.2016
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