Sep 16, 2019

Transfert Exhibition, Warsaw, Poland

September 16 – November 17, 2019, [opening: Monday, September 16, 7 PM]


Participating artists:
Teodor Ajder, Katy Bentall, Hubert Czerepok,
Christina Dimitriadis, Louisa Gouliamaki,
Anton Ginzburg, Agnieszka Kurant, Sehar Mapara, Ghenadie Popescu, Eliza Proszczuk,
Tomasz Szerszeń, Laura Waddington, Wiktoria

Exhibition curators:
Teodor Ajder, Natalia Andrzejewska, Dorota Jarecka, Tomasz Szerszeń

Exhibition design: Krzysztof Skoczylas

image: Jadwiga Maziarska entitled Transfert (1980)

The exhibition focuses on the issues of migration, mobile dwellings, trafficking and exile.
Furthermore, the show discusses displacement within artworks: transmission of data, breaking
the structures of communication, exchange of codes. The dominant motives will be: phantom
islands, shifting horizons, the Mediterranean as a borderline between death and survival,
home and exile. As a visual motto of the exhibition and an inspiration we propose a painting
by Polish modernist painter Jadwiga Maziarska entitled Transfert (1980) from the Galeria
Studio collection [above], which could be perceived as a representation of a message:
biological, linguistic, as well as artistic. The exhibition takes place on two levels of the
Galeria Studio housed by the Palace of Culture and Science and forming part of the Studio
Theatre in Warsaw.

The exhibition features also a research project on the iconography of migration by Paweł Mościcki,
and works from the Galeria Studio collection by Koji Kamoji, Jadwiga Maziarska, Erna Rosenstein.
The collateral programme will include meetings/lectures with individuals and groups involved into

research on the topic of migration.

image: Anton Ginzburg, Hyperborea, 2014

Collateral program:

September 21, 2019, 4 – 6 PM - guided tour by the curatorial team

September 23, 2019, 7 PM - launch of the book Szwadron szwargotań. Nowa polska poezja
protestu / Squawk Squadron. New Polish Protest Poetry

October 2, 2019, 6 PM - lecture by Klara Kemp-Welch (Courtauld Institute of Art, London)
The Romanians are Coming! Representing EU Labour and Migration in the UK.

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