05.10 – 31.10.2013
Photo-Object /

Photo-object was a broad and multifaceted concept. As an alternative form of photography, due to the extension of a plane spatial illusion by the real space, went beyond a traditional concept of the photographic medium. It was characterized by uniqueness and diversity. Although the exhibition was the closest to the field of sculpture, a photographic object may also was derived from the tradition of other fields of arts: painting, scenic design, film and photography itself. Hence, its intermediality and multifaceted nature.
Expanding the boundaries of classical photography and above all, their crossing had become extremely inspirational to many Polish artists from the sixties. In particular, the next decade brought a wealth of photo-spatial experiments. The famous exhibition of 1971 “Photographers’ Quest” / “Fotografowie poszukujący” showed this phenomenon in the works of
Józef Robakowski, Wojciech Bruszewski or Natalia LL. Another stage of this type of projects took place in 1988 at the exhibition: “Polish Intermedial Photography of the Eighties” / “Polska Fotografia Intermedialna lat 80-tych”, where it was possible to see many objects reflecting different ways of dealing with photography; e.g. objects by Krzysztof Cichosz, Zygmunt Rytka or Grzegorz Przyborek. The above-mentioned names may also be found at the current exhibition: “PHOTO-OBJECT”. However, we do not limit ourselves to a certain historical segment of the history of the photographic object. 
“PHOTO-OBJECT” exhibition was guided by the idea to show a broader spectrum of this issue. It was an inspiring and interesting form which contemporary artists are reaching for. Therefore, we could see both the works from the sixties of the twentieth century, when Polish photo-object was being born, and projects of the past few decades as well as the latest contemporary realization that was presented at the exhibition for the first time.

Leszek Golec, Jagna Olejnikowska

Janusz Bałdyga, Kuba Bąkowski, Jacek Bąkowski, Janusz Bąkowski, Krzysztof Bednarski, Sławomir Belina, Bożena Biskupska, Wojciech Bruszewski, Marek Cecula, Krzysztof Cichosz, Tomasz Ciecierski, Lucjan Demidowski, Leszek Golec, Jerzy Grzegorski, Łódź Kaliska, Jerzy Kalina, Magdalena Krajewska, Edward Krasiński, Jacek Kryszkowski, Henryk Kuś, Natalia LL, Katarzyna Majak, Jacek Malicki, Tomasz Matuszak, Krzysztof Morcinek, Marek Piasecki, Waldemar Pranckiewicz, Grzegorz Przyborek, Jagoda Przybylak, Józef Robakowski, Andrzej Różycki, Robert Rumas, Zofii Rydet, Zygmunt Rytka, Zdzisław Słomski, Andrzej Świetlik, Jerzy Truszkowski, Jan St. Wojciechowski, Krzysztof Wojciechowski, Wojciech Zasadni, Joanna Zemanek.

Exhibition Partners: Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko (Centrum Rzeźby Polskiej w Orońsku), CCA Elektrownia (MCSW Elektrownia) Exhibition in the frame of Warsaw Photo