(un)Polish

# 06.04.2011 – 30.04.2011 #
The opening will be held on Wednesday 6th April 2011 from 7 PM
NORMAN LETO, PIOTR ADAMSKI / KAROLINA BRZUZAN, MAGDA STARSKA, MATEUSZ SADOWSKI, ZORKA WOLLNY & ŁUKASZ SUROWIEC

07.04. 8-10 PM Thursday PIOTR ADAMSKI/ KAROLINA BRZUZAN „KINGDOM: PLANTAE” 2009
08.04. 8-10 PM Friday NORMAN LETO „SAILOR” 2011 101 min
09.04. 8-10 PM Saturday MAGDALENA STARSKA “The sun is the most important” 2011 27 min

14.04. 8-10 PM Thursday MATEUSZ SADOWSKI „FRICTION” 2010
15.04. 8-10 PM Friday ZORKA WOLLNY „COURTESAN AND NESTLINGS” 2010 8 min
16.04. 8-10 PM Saturday ŁUKASZ SUROWIEC „5 SHORTS EPISODES” 2010 25 min

21.04. 8-10 PM Thursday PIOTR ADAMSKI / KAROLINA BRZUZAN „1+ 1- 1” 2010 11 min
22.04. 8-10 PM Friday NORMAN LETO „SAILOR” 2011 101 min
23.04. 8-10 PM Saturday MATEUSZ SADOWSKI „FRICTION” 2010

28.04. 8-12 PM Thursday MAGDALENA STARSKA “The sun is the most important” 2011 27 min
29.04. 8-10 PM Friday ŁUKASZ SUROWIEC „NICE TO MEET YOU” 2010
30.04. 8-10 PM Saturday ZORKA WOLLNY „COURTESAN AND NESTLINGS” 2010 8 min

(un)Polish, a project on show in the Petra Vankova Gallery Berlin was conceived to present the current Polish video art scene. The main idea is to avoid creating a perfect and enclosed framework, which would attempt to answer what exactly the Polish video art scene looks like today.
On the contrary – the whole project is formed like an ‘unpolished’ structure, which is unclear and uncertain, prepared to surprise the audience and give them a little bit more than just a glimpse.
(un)Polish focuses on young artists based in Poland, who reach for the medium of video for diverse reasons: as an artistic experiment or as a commentary to the current circumstances and realities. Some of them use it as their own research tool and through this method they question what constitutes the certain and familiar.
Participating artists come from different backgrounds in the Polish milieu and some of them are already recognized internationally, however some of them are newcomers to the scene. The artist’s visual language and its difference reflect the current Polish art scene; diverse and powerful, with individual expression, innovation and energy.

The project was established as a series of individual presentations bound by the framework of the timed group show. Every day during the exhibition will be devoted to one artist who directs their own presentation. The concept also make the project into a lively and powerful framework responding to Berlin; a busy city that is always moving and it is challenging to catch up with.
(un)Polish is a rare opportunity to confront many interesting artistic trends and attitudes from the Eastern side of the river Oder, because none of the works were ever shown in the Berlin art scene before.

- with the cooperation with Kolonie Gallery, Warsaw and Stereo Gallery, Poznan.

Paulina Olszewska