Galerie 1-36

The gallery was active in Paris in the years 1972-1976. It was established by Anka Ptaszkowska, Michel Claura, Francois Guinochet and Daniel Buren with financial contribution from a Belgian art collector Herman Daled. The gallery was based on a concept - since it didn't have a name, the events' titles consisted of a word "gallery" and a number, e.g., gallery 1, gallery 2, gallery 3, etc.. However, not only exhibitions were called "galleries," but so were announcements that were sent out to simply draw attention to the fact that such gallery even existed. For instance, "Gallery 2" was a survey directed at artists asking whether they were satisfied with their participation in Documenta in Kassel, while "Gallery 5" was an invitation announcing the opening of "Gallery 6." The gallery was playing a gallery, exposing or breaking rules typical for an art institution. One of the most important displays was "Gallery 6," an exhibition entitled Tableau d'exposition (who title can be translated as Picture of an exposition or Pattern of an exhibition). The exposition showcased works of ten artists in a beforehand determined rotary pattern. Every day different works were displayed in a completely new arrangement, random context, and subjected to an agreed on procedure. The gallery wasn't very spacious, but managed to gather a very active, international, artistic community associated with concept and minimal art. The gallery hosted shows by artists such as Carl Andre, Daniel Buren, Andre Cadere, Goran Trbuljak, Jan Dibbets and, thanks to Anka Ptaszkowska's connections, Henryk Stażewski and Edward Krasiński. As part of one of the "galleries" Daniel Buren prepared an artistic intervention on windows of Henryk Stażewski and Edward Krasiński's studio in Warsaw.