At her latest exhibition, Katarzyna Kozyra returns to the role of a sculptor, working with this medium for the first time since the “Pyramid of Animals”. The installation, created especially for the exhibition at the Institute of Industrial Design, consists of several hundred objects used by the artist in her projects. It is an unexpected summary of Kozyra’s 25 years in art.
The “Model World” exhibition presents Katarzyna Kozyra’s artistic output not as an ordered list of individual projects, but as a portrait of the repeating situation around them. The title refers to an ideal situation in which the exhibition is an opportunity for communication between the artist and the viewer. For both sides it always surrounded by the atmosphere of tension, fear and expectations. But even if this meeting is uncomfortable, it is always desirable. Thus, the main protagonist of the exhibition is this elusive moment, a freeze-frame of the collision between the viewer, her art and the artist herself.
At the exhibition at the Institute of Industrial Design in Warsaw you will be able to see over 250 original objects used by Katarzyna Kozyra in her most famous projects, including in “Olympia”, “Bathhouse”, “Men’s Bathhouse”, “Punishment and Crime”. During the exhibition, on the website katarzynakozyra.pl you will be able to see the full version of all her video projects and read about the history and circumstances of the creation of each.
Exhibition open: from 5 to 23 May 2021, Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 6pm
Place: Institute of Industrial Design, W. Telakowska hall
ul. Świętojerska 5/7, Warsaw, 00-236
The limit of people at the exhibition – 30.
It is obligatory to wear protective masks and disinfect your hands on the premises.
Author of the artistic project: Katarzyna Kozyra
Curator: Asia Tsisar
Scenography: Diana Marszałek
Costumes: Wiola Marciniak
Graphic design: Jakub Jezierski
Project team: Joanna Bury, Mikołaj Vintoniak, Iwona Łabuz, Magdalena Majewska, Ola Nowicka, Gabriela Porada.
The Artist would like to thank all her collaborators and people who helped in the realisation of the project, in particular: Piotr Bernatowicz, Ela Bialkowska, Dariusz Bochenek, Monika Bończa – Tomaszewska, Adam Bubel, Grzegorz Gajewski, Olga Gawerska, Sergiej Kowalionok, Marta Miś, Anna Muszyńska, Remigiusz Olszewski, Aleksandra Pawelska, Bartosz Pawłowski, Stanisław Ryngiel, Paweł Słowik, Małgorzata Wrocławska – Sznajder, Agnieszka Wasilewska, Hanna Wróblewska, Anna Zagrodska, Aleksandra Zientecka, Fabio Cavallucci and the Board of Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation, Marek Zaliwski and the FRIENS of Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation and everyone who participated in the realization of the art projects presented on the exhibition
Partners: Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation, Institute of Industrial Design, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Studio Theater, Wolski Hospital.
Media partners: Rzeczpospolita, News Point, Vogue, Elle Decoration, Label Magazine, Czasopismo Sztuka.