press release

New York City, February 27, 2003 - The recently re-located SculptureCenter in Long Island City, Queens, and the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, in association with Poland’s National Museum in Warsaw, are co-presenting Architectures Of Gender: Contemporary Women’s Art In Poland, the first group show of Polish art to be mounted in New York since 1976.

Conceived and designed specifically for SculptureCenter by one of Europe’s foremost curators of contemporary art, Aneta Szylak, it is also the first major introduction of contemporary Polish women artists to the New York public. Many of these artists have never exhibited in the United States before. SculptureCenter, in its dramatic new space, will host 16 artists whose primary means of artistic expression is the medium of installation, which, with its complexity and ability to stimulate all the viewer’s senses, seems to be the medium most capable of gendering space.

Architectures of Gender will feature numerous separate spaces utilized by the artists for site-specific installations of diverse aesthetics and with a variety of points of view. Their positions range from more political stances and critical approaches to reality to the more private and individualistic ones. Visitors will pass through a gallery of issues related to gender, as they area addressed in women’s art practice, such as feminism, sexuality, domesticity, and intimacy. The exhibition will be perceived as a coherent whole primarily on the basis of the interaction between the individual works and the new gallery space. The concept of “space” in this exhibition ranges from “gallery space”, through “social space”, to private emotional space. The space has been physically, architecturally, culturally, psychologically transformed, redefined, marked, and affected.


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Architectures of Gender: Contemporary Women´s Art in Poland
Kuratorin: Aneta Szylak, Danzig

mit Izabella Gustowska, Elzbieta Jablonska, Katarzyna Jozefowicz, Agnieszka Kalinowska, Katarzyna Kozyra, Zofia Kulik, Natalia LL, Dorota Nieznalska, Hanna Nowicka-Grochal, Paulina Olowska, Anna Plotnicka, Jadwiga Sawicka, Dominika Skutnik, Monika Sosnowska, Julita Wojcik, Karolina Wysocka