• Agnieszka Polska, Sensitization to Colour, 2010

Second part in a trilogy devoted to the methods of institutional commemoration and preservation of art history, as well as other methods of intermediating it by means of school handbook reproductions or legends built around heroic artistic stances.

The quasi-documentary is dedicated to Włodzimierz Borowski (1930 – 2008), one of the key, if somewhat forgotten, creators of Polish avant-garde. Agnieszka Polska has reconstructed the interior of Od Nowa gallery in Poznań, where in 1969 an exhibition was organized entitled VIII Pokaz synkretyczny, with Borowski’s performance Sensitization to Colour, in which the artist drilled holes in the place of eyes in photographs of himself. The faithfulness with which Polska reconstructed the space and the works there displayed is difficult to verify by those from outside of the circle of initiates.

Year: 2010
Medium: HD, 16:9
Format: 5:02

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Żak-Twaróg & Branicka GbR
Index: MSN: 4300-17/2011
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

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Other Works From That Artist