Stanislava Kovalcikova's guided tour in English
“MIRIAM CAHN: I AS HUMAN”
Miriam Cahn, "animal sound", 23.10.2001. Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris and Meyer Riegger, Berlin/Karlsruhe. Photo by Daniel Chrobak
The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw invites you to take part in the guided tour in English of the “MIRIAM CAHN: I AS HUMAN” exhibition.
“MIRIAM CAHN: I AS HUMAN” is the first Polish retrospective of the Swiss artist Miriam Cahn, one of the most important and acknowledged painters of the second half of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century. For over four decades the artist has been bearing witness to social conflicts, crises and emergencies, contemplating the contemporary human condition and the agency of painting vis-à-vis such subjects as war and violence, sexuality, nature, family relationships, and death.
On Saturday, 29th February, the guided tour will be led by a Slovak painter, Stanislava Kovalcikova, who in the summer 2019 participated in the group exhibition „Paint, also known as blood. Women, affect, and desire in contemporary painting” at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.
born in 1988 in Slovakia, is a contemporary painter working in Germany. Her paintings enter in a dialogue with historical depictions of female nudity in paintings dating from the 16th to the 19th century, as well as contemporary portrayals of women. Kovalcikova contrasts a dark colour palette with lighter shades. Rather than the narrative of her paintings, she is interested in the painterly quality of her compositions and in the way the body is presented as a form. For the artist, carnality is the spectacle of interpenetration of light and shadow. The figures in her paintings often seem unreal, which is manifested in details such as their peculiarly formed parts of the body.