The exhibition is a part of the celebrations of the Year of Women in the Academy of Fine Arts and will display large-format paintings showing scaled up fragments of a woman’s body. This means the portrait will not be as obvious as usual – instead of the face, we will see other parts of the body. This doesn’t mean those portraits will be monotonous. This work is related to a series of photographs under the same title I took in 2002 and which showed shoes of women I knew.
Kinga Burek draws inspiration from the idea of a scapegoat and its multiple meanings. As part of the 'To be thrown off a cliff’ project, she is preparing a series of paintings and collages related to an old-testament ritual of cleansing, during which an animal sacrifice was being thrown from a cliff. But the goat, on which the lot fell for Azazel, shall be set alive before Yahweh, to make atonement for him, to send him away for Azazel into the wilderness.
The flight to the Moon is one of the most prominent themes in science fiction cinema and literature. Since 1902, when the first public screenings of Georges Méliès’s Le Voyage Dans la Lune took place, this topic returns to the big screen almost every year. What is interesting – the space odyssey trope didn’t disappear after the successful landing of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. On the contrary – this leads to an increase in the number of books and films with action taking place in space. The silver globe stimulated the imagination even more and the star travel has established itself as a metaphor for many various stances defining the condition of humanity and the civilization it created.
During our showings, we will present 3 outstanding works related to man’s journey to the moon. All of them, besides having a lot of cinematic charm and being examples of great craft can also be analyzed from the technological, philosophical, psychological and religious point of view.