27 September—17 October 2016
A solo show, ‘Emplacement’, by Miroslaw Balka is presented as part of ‘Meeting Architecture III: FRAGMENTS’, a year-long series of talks, exhibitions and lectures organised by the British School at Rome (BSR).
In the exhibition, Balka concentrates on the role and responsibility of Modernism in World War II. A characteristically meticulous, minimal placement of drawings, video projections and a sculpture is displayed across the three gallery spaces.
Through installation, sculpture, video and drawings, Miroslaw Balka’s work often concentrates on the preservation of traces, on what is absent, on memory and loss. Frequently using his studio and his own body as a point of reference and scale, Balka’s materials are simple everyday objects; things powerfully resonant of ritual and hidden memories.
'Miroslaw Balka: Emplacement’
British School at Rome
Antonio Gramsci 61
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Tuesday —Saturday: 4.30—7.30pm
Miroslaw Balka 'ᗺ' (2006) Video
© Miroslaw Balka. Courtesy Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, 2007