Until 15 June 2014
There have been three renditions of ‘Fragment’ before Balka's exhibition with Galeria Labirynt. The first went on display in Warsaw, at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in 2011, the second in Berlin at Akademie der Kunste at the end of 2011 and the third was presented in 2013 in Moscow at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts and at the Vinzavod Centre of Contemporary Art.
All three ‘Fragments’ differed from each other – each was a fragmentary representation referring to the place in which it was displayed. Each of them evoked hopes, fears and experiences, creating a fascinating geo-political triptych composed of three countries – Poland, Germany and Russia, represented by their capitals – Warsaw, Berlin and Moscow. Each location is marked in some way by suffering and by the Holocaust.
‘Fragment’ at Labirynt Gallery also differs from its predecessors, yet continues to explore the same themes. The exhibition includes: mapL (1999/2010), bottom (1999/2003), T.turn (2004), Primitive (2008) as well as Michael Angelo Buonarroti Reading (2004).
The presentation of ‘Fragment’ in Lublin Labirynt Gallery has a particular significance – Lublin is where the story of ‘Fragment’ and reflections connected with it began. It is also a place where this reflection on the past will continue into the future.
Mirosław Bałka will be in conversation with the exhibition's curator Marek Goździewski on Friday 25 April 2014, 8pm
'Mirosław Bałka: Fragment'
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Miroslaw Balka 'T.Turn' 2004 Steel, salt, DVD projection Duration: 27 seconds
© Miroslaw Balka Courtesy K21 (Düsseldorf) and White Cube (London)