Equilibrium in Meteors
Opening: Friday, July 6, 2018 | 6–9 pm
July 7–September 8, 2018
Galerija Gregor Podnar is pleased to present Equilibrium in Meteors, Iza Tarasewicz’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Comprised of new and recent works, the exhibition highlights the role of tools and modelling in the artist’s practice, accentuating the ways her distinctive installations and sculptures serve as abstract depictions and demonstrations of relationships, movements, and events. Tarasewicz’s installations frequently take the form of modular display systems that combine modest functionalism with formal logics found in the natural world, scientific experiments, graphs and diagrams. Thereby continuing with her interest in modelling as a process and concept itself, the exhibition Equilibrium in Meteors intermingles the system of chess with the contingent yet exact system of astronomy, conflating the micro and macro, the internal and the cosmic, through a logic of numbers and the charting of movement.
Iza Tarasewicz (b. 1981, Białystok, Poland, lives and works in Kolonia Koplany, Poland, and Munich, Germany) graduated from the Faculty of Sculpture and Performing Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań in 2008. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally, most recently at Croy Nielsen, Vienna (2018), SKD Museum, Dresden (2018), Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb (2018), and KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn (2017), among others. In 2015, Tarasewicz was the winner of “Views 2015 – Deutsche Bank Award” co-organized with Zachęta – National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. In 2016 she participated in the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo and 11th Gwangju Biennale, and she is currently representing Poland at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale.
The full exhibition text can be accessed here.