Wilhelm Sasnal

Wilhelm Sasnal

Lismore Castle Arts

Wilhelm Sasnal, Untitled, 2013. Oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm.
© Wilhelm Sasnal. Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London.

April 17, 2014

Wilhelm Sasnal
Take Me To The Other Side

18 April–21 September 2014

Opening: 25 April, 6–9pm

Lismore Castle Arts
Co Waterford 

T +353 (0) 58 54061

gallery [​at​] lismorecastlearts.ie


Lismore Castle Arts is delighted to announce that the annual international exhibition for 2014 is a solo show by Wilhelm Sasnal (b. 1972), Take Me To The Other Side, opening on 18 April and continuing until 21 September at Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Co Waterford, Ireland.

Wilhelm Sasnal is considered one of the world’s leading artists, working primarily in painting but also in film. His work explores a diverse range of subjects from daily observations of his family to people from history that fascinate him. Take Me To The Other Side explores the influence of the children’s author Hans Christian Andersen on Sasnal. In the 1970s the collected works of Andersen were published in three volumes, translated into Polish and illustrated by contemporary illustrators Janusz Stanny, Andrzej Strumiłło and Jerzy Jaworowski. As a young boy growing up in Poland, Sasnal was enthralled by these books and the vivid illustrations contained within them have continued to inspire his practice. Take Me To The Other Side brings together 20 works spanning the decade to 2014. Many of these works allude to Andersen but also to Sasnal’s observations of contemporary life, some of which were made during a recent visit to San Francisco. Alongside the paintings, Sasnal will present a new film piece made specifically for the show at Lismore which explores one of his other passions—music. The exhibition title is derived from a song by the band Spacemen 3.

25 April, 3–4:30pm
To coincide with the launch of the exhibition, there will be a panel discussion at Lismore Castle Arts on the role of painting in contemporary practice, with contributions from Brian Fay (D.I.T.), Christina Kennedy (I.M.M.A.), James Merrigan (+billion- journal) and Katy Moran (artist). Spaces limited, booking recommended.

To mark the opening of the exhibition, a book published by Lismore Castle Arts is being launched on 25 April. This publication, featuring an essay by Brian Dillon and an interview with Wilhelm Sasnal, is limited to 500, individually numbered, copies.

Parallel exhibition 
In conjunction with the Sasnal exhibition there will be an exhibition of work by three emerging Polish artists, Wojciech Bąkowski, Róża Litwa and Agnieszka Polska, curated by Andrzej Przywara, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw. Not I will open at St Carthage Hall (LCA’s project space) on 18 April and run through until 6 July.

About Lismore Castle Arts
Lismore Castle Arts, a not-for-profit initiative, was founded in 2005 with the aim of presenting and promoting internationally significant contemporary art to audiences in Ireland and beyond. The main gallery hosts one major exhibition per year, as well as a growing programme of talks, workshops and other arts related events. In recent years the gallery has played host to the works of artists such as Matthew Barney, Gerard Byrne, Gillian Carnegie, Hans Josephsohn, Sherrie Levine, Richard Long and Ai Weiwei. In 2011 Lismore Castle Arts: St Carthage Hall was opened as a second exhibition venue, in the town of Lismore. To date artists who have exhibited include Martin Healey, Roman Signer, Superflex, Klaus Weber, TJ Wilcox and Corban Walker.

For further information, contact Paul McAree, Exhibitions Coordinator, Lismore Castle Arts:
T +353 (0) 58 54061/ gallery [​at​] lismorecastlearts.ie

The Wilhelm Sasnal exhibition is generously supported by Sadie Coles HQ, London; Foksal Gallery, Warsaw; Hauser & Wirth, Zurich; and Anton Kern, New York. The Not I exhibition is kindly supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin.

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