MOCAK, Krakow: Obsessive Scenes

Piotr Blamowski

Obsessive Scenes

15.02.2013 – 28.04.2013


design-generation XXI, 2010, video

Venue: Gallery Beta
Curator of the exhibition: Maria Anna Potocka

Piotr Blamowski also makes videos. In Beta Gallery a collection of short art films by the design-generation group will be shown. The films evoke places in the cultural imagination that has been grafted onto us. They are daring, eccentric and humorous; often, cruel, terrifying and obscene, too. The dynamic of the action is emphasised by the edgy editing, reminiscent of TV adverts. The sound track for each film has been carefully selected.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue which provides analysis of Piotr Blamowski’s two-pronged artistic activity: video and design. The DVD enclosed with the catalogue contains all the films made by the design-generation group.

The video presented in Beta Gallery has adult-only content.

Piotr Blamowski (born 1966) – graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. He is involved with utopian design, proposing furniture and interiors which hark back to various styles and epochs. His trademark is a ‘pathological’ breach of historic styles, with a simultaneous perfectionism in the execution and employing top quality materials. The artist also makes videos. Since 2010, Piotr Blamowski together with the camera operator Michał Sterzyński have been active as the design-generation group. They have made some forty film etudes, which present the grey Polish mundanity in a mode of hyperbolised absurdity.

MOCAK
Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow
ul. Lipowa 4
30-702 Krakow

Opening hours:
Tue-Sun 11 am- 7 pm

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