220.08.004 - 10.09.2004
Art Agenda Nova
Batorego 2, Krakow
The young Krakow artist Karolina Kowalska, who has already been noticed by curators, will create a painting installation in art nova, which can be called a conventional horizon. One of the rooms will be using a narrow strip of similar modules with photos of architectural fragments girded and separated. In addition to the elements of painting, photography and print collated on a collage basis, the artist intends to interfere in the space of the gallery creating an extension of her conceptual vision on the walls of the gallery.
The artist's work of closing the viewer in the space of the gallery, trotting with a monotonous, repetitive view seems artificial, but just such a view we experience traveling through Europe. Kowalska associates her work with the European cultural circle, with the problem of homogenization and becoming similar to European countries.
The title of the exhibition refers both to the scaling operation in the presentation of the horizon, as well as to the subject of images - mass, multiplied and economic architecture. Between "macro scale" and "MAKRO casch & carry".
Architectural designs that the artist quotes in her work come from the late seventies of this century. These are mainly commercial or industrial buildings, flower or rather the outbreak of urbanization.
In fact, the horizon seen from almost any highway in Europe on flat terrain is interesting to me. It's hard to know what country you are in because "cash & carry" macro everywhere looks the same and is called identically, like many other retail chains, gas stations, shops, offices, warehouses, etc.
The exhibition can be watched until September 10.