• Roman Stańczak, 39x39, 1994

    photo by Cesar Delgado Martín

The artist’s interest in “shells”—related in this case to intimacy, the boundary between us and the outside world, and how we reveal and conceal ourselves— is also visible in the piece “39 ×39”, in which the artist uses a seemingly opposite procedure: accumulation. The title refers to the number and size of the shirts Stańczak has put onto a torso dummy. When multiplied, that which is normally just an external layer in which to clothe the body becomes a form in its own right.

Year: 1994
Medium: cotton, polychrome wood, metal
Format: 160×56×70 cm

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Roman Stańczak
Index: MSN:4300-15/2013
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

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