Album contains over two hundred photographs collected by the artist and her family over three decades. These typical photographs, not designed to be artistic, were given an unusual treatment in 2004, when the artist carefully removed herself from the pictures. In some of the photographs, the heroine’s absence is obvious (e.g. the gap in a school group photo, or the child missing from her mother’s arms), while other pictures are more abstract in nature, showing pieces of landscape, architecture, or unusually framed house interiors. Grzeszykowska is playing a game with mechanisms of remembering and forgetting, while simultaneously giving us insight into a personal, emotional, yet still “edited” biography that does not feature its leading lady. During the 4th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art in 2006, Album was exhibited in a private flat on Auguststrasse.
Medium: 201 photographs in a photo album
Format: 29×40×9 cm
Ownership form: collection Source: Aneta Grzeszykowska Index: MSN: 4300-5/2009 Acquisition date: Nov 23, 2009 Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage