Exhibitions

Piece of sky
Installation by Szymon Motyl
26th August – 30th September, 2017

Szymon Motyl, through his installation, has a dialogue with the space. Slightly floating in the air, an angular cloud brings to mind the children’s fun in releasing bunnies. The abstract form inspired by the art of origami takes on the game with light, color and urban architecture. It changes the environment along with the wandering sun in the sky, projecting blue light on buildings, streets, walls.

Szymon Motyl (born 1978) is also appearing under the pseudo “Butterfly Trotyl”. He had graduated in graphic design at prof. Grzegorz Banaszkiewicz at the Institute of Fine Arts of the Academy of Dlugosz in Czestochowa. He started with graphic and painting, but quickly became interested in public spaces in the area of ​​art and installations. The installation was financed from the funds of the municipality of Toruń and the Toruń Agenda Cultural for the Need of Vision 2017 Festival. This exhibition of Teatr Druga Strefa is co-financed by the Office of the City of Warsaw.

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Burlesque
Photography exhibition of Anna Wojtecka
10th August – 30th September, 2017

Nowadays, burlesque [and boylesque] are recognised as theatrical forms and performative arts that take inspiration from dance, literature, circus and culture in general. The selection of photographs of around 20 international artists presents the variety of its forms – from classical feathered Moulin Rouge style, through grotesque vaudeville to thrilling acrobatics and fire shows.
Second part of the exhibition is devoted to „Burlesque Life” – a portrait photography project which shows burlesque stars in their everyday life, casual outfit, with no makeup on, contrasted with full makeup stage looks. Yet, it is not about the transformation itself. The purpose is to focus attention on the fact that performers often have different day jobs, work in public institutions, banks, offices, follow the established code of conduct. Indeed, burlesque is their way to express themselves and create scenic alter ego.
A few backstage photos add some extra flavour to the exhibition and are a chance for a sneak-peek from behind the scenes.

Anna Zofia Wojtecka has graduated from American Studies at the University of Warsaw and Graphic Design postgraduate studies at Strzemiński Academy of Art, Łódź. In 2010 she started working as a professional photographer and in 2012 began capturing the burlesque stage in Poland and abroad. Her works were published in „Polityka” „Przekrój” „Elle” „Instyle”.

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City in frame
Exhibition of Miłosz Zawistowski
2nd June – 30th June, 2017

Narrow, charming streets and corners, historical panoramas with majestic church towers and city halls. For most of us, this is the first view which comes to mind when we think about cities depicted by fine arts. Beauty of town’s historical quarters make it’s residents proud and aware of the great achievements brought to them by previous generations. How a contemporary city portrait should look like then? How precious is new architecture to us? Five large paintings are my answer for these questions. Every canvas shows an individual building constructed in my hometown Lublin from post-second world war period until today. Each of them consist a horizontal composition containing only a fragment of the structure, what can be associated with a movie frame.

Miłosz Zawistowski – born in 1992 in Lublin, Poland. Received his Master’s Degree in painting from Art Department of Maria Sklodowska Curie University in 2016. Participated in several group as well as individual exhibitions. Apart from painting his interests include architecture, urban planning and artistic installation. His paintings reflect his passion for geometry and little bit of surrealism emphasized by intense color palette. All works tend to keep the meaning unsaid leaving the free interpretation for the viewer.


Przeobrazowania – Transformations
Exhibition of Klaudia Olander
31st March – 31st May, 2017

“Przeobrazowania” – is a set of 4 mini-series of photographs by Klaudia Olender, presenting her most interesting works, which were created on the last few years. The photographs, through the play of light, shadow, metaphors and allusions, point our relationship with the environment. They are the demystification of reality and parabola of fears of the “contemporary” human, take us on a journey around the world, seen in different way. “Przeobrazowania” is a transformation of the faces, reality, structures, objects, places to create the own image of everyday life. Different perspective leads to discovery new meanings and concepts, brings us to paradoxically different reality.

Klaudia Olender, by birth and by choice resident of Lublin. She graduated from Polish philology, theater studies and cultural studies at the Faculty Of Humanities of Maria Curie- Sklodowska University in Lublin, author of documentaries, interviews, photographs, activist, culture activist, participant of several exhibitions and film production. Enthusiast of experiments with broadly understood art. She loves cinema, the smell of coffee and the freshly sliced cucumbers, but she is allergic to the sound of the alarm clock.