April 9, 2003 - SculptureCenter - Architectures of Gender at SculptureCenter
April 9, 2003

Architectures of Gender at SculptureCenter

Architectures of Gender: Contemporary Womens Art in Poland
11/04/2003 - 08/06/2003

Sculpture Center
44-19 Purves Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
T: 718 361 1750
F: 718 786 9336

OPENING Friday, April 11, 6 9 pm

SculptureCenter Presents ARCHITECTURES OF GENDER: CONTEMPORARY WOMENS ART IN POLAND

New York City, April 7, 2003 SculptureCenter, located in Long Island City, Queens, and the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, in association with Polands National Museum in Warsaw, are co-presenting Architectures Of Gender: Contemporary Womens Art In Poland, the first group show of Polish art to be mounted in New York since 1976. Conceived and designed specifically for SculptureCenter by one of Europes foremost curators of contemporary art, Aneta Szylak, it is also the first major introduction of contemporary Polish women artists to the New York public. Many of these artists have never exhibited in the United States before.

SculptureCenter, in its dramatic new space, will host 16 artists whose primary means of artistic expression is the medium of installation, which, with its complexity and ability to stimulate all the viewers senses, seems to be the medium most capable of gendering space.

Architectures of Gender will feature numerous separate spaces utilized by the artists for site-specific installations of diverse aesthetics and with a variety of points of view. Their positions range from more political stances and critical approaches to reality to the more private and individualistic ones. Visitors will pass through a gallery of issues related to gender, as they area addressed in womens art practice, such as feminism, sexuality, domesticity, and intimacy. The exhibition will be perceived as a coherent whole primarily on the basis of the interaction between the individual works and the new gallery space. The concept of space in this exhibition ranges from gallery space, through social space, to private emotional space. The space has been physically, architecturally, culturally, psychologically transformed, redefined, marked, and affected.

Artists included in the exhibition:
Izabella Gustowska, Elzbieta Jablonska, Katarzyna Jozefowicz, Agnieszka Kalinowska, Katarzyna Kozyra, Zofia Kulik, Natalia LL, Dorota Nieznalska, Hanna Nowicka-Grochal, Paulina Olowska, Anna Plotnicka, Jadwiga Sawicka, Dominika Skutnik, Monika Sosnowska, Julita Wojcik, Karolina Wysocka

Gallery Hours:

Thursday Monday, 11 6 pm. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

Admission:

By suggested donation

Directions:

Subway: E or V to 23rd & Ely; 7 to 45th Road at Courthouse Square or G to Court Square

Additional Information:
www.PolishCulture-NYC.org or www.sculpture-center.org

This project has been funded by grants from the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Poland and is co-sponsored by LOT Polish Airlines, LOT Cargo, and Polish Security Printing, Warsaw. Special thanks to the City of New York/Parks & Recreation for their cooperation and support of Julita Wojcik’s project in Court Square Park.

SculptureCenter is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional foundation support from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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