Gen. W. Andersa 13, 00-159 Warsaw
The last tour of the exhibition “Personal Portrait, or a Close Encounter with. . vol. 4” will be held on the last day of its duration. Katarzyna Korzeniecka and Szymon Rogiński will talk about their extraordinary portraits created during this year‘s sessions. How much photography and how much painting and sculpture? What meanings does this have for the art of portraiture itself? There will be an opportunity to ask the artists about it in person!
Artist, illustrator, collaborates with Szymon Rogiński on projects combining photography and visual arts. She is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (diploma in the guest studio of Leon Tarasewicz in 2000). Selected individual exhibitions: Biała Gallery, Lublin (2005); The Sector I Gallery, Katowice (2003); Arsenal Gallery, Białystok (2002); Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland (2002); BWA Gallery, Zielona Góra (2001) and collective works, among others: Love and Democracy, Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia in Gdansk (2006); Old Brewery” Gallery in Poznań (2005); Mother‘s Day, XX1 Gallery, Warsaw (2005).
Photographer. Author of well-known photographic projects, including The UFO Project, 2005-2007, depicting night landscapes illuminated by a characteristic spotlight, Poland (Polish Synthesis), 2003-2006 showing the landscape of the Polish province at night, Warsaw, 2009, in which shots of the city view from a bird‘s eye view played a major role.
His artistic education began with actor studies at the “School on Wheels” Derevo Theater in Germany and Holland (1997-1998). After obtaining a diploma from the Artistic Photography College in Gdańsk, he started working in the Photography Department of the National Museum in Gdańsk (1999-2000) and in the photographic studio of “Gazeta Wyborcza” (2000-2004). He has twice received the scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. He taught at the Academy of Photography.
PERSONAL PORTRAIT VOL. 4
This is the fourth edition of the project, in which artists present different strategies of approaching the art of portrait. The project combines activities at the intersection of the art of photography and theatre, referring to the idea of the monodrama, as an intimate meeting between the artist and the audience, and at the same time a classical form of creating a photographic portrait, resulting from a meeting between the photographer and the photographed person. Each time it is a close-up aimed at stopping the image of the other person, removing the mask, capturing the moment, stopping time. The question of to what extent it is a portrait of the photographed person, and to what extent it is a portrait of the portraitist, still remains valid.
Project authors: Monika Szewczyk-Wittek and Katarzyna Sagatowska
Organizers: Fundacja Powiększenie, Wszyscy Jesteśmy Fotografami
Main Partner: E. Wedel
Partners: Teatr Powszechny, Jednostka Gallery, Instytut Fotografii Fort, Warexpo
Project co-financed by: City of Warsaw
Media patrons: “Aktivist“, “Artinfo“, Fotopolis, Digital Camera Polska, GoOut, Notes na 6 tygodni, TVP Kultura, “Gazeta Wyborcza“, “Zwierciadło“, “Zwykłe Życie“.
The project “Personal portrait, or a close encounter with. . vol. 4” is co-financed by M. St. Warsaw.