09.11.2013 – 30.11-2013
Small Is Big /
At some moment Marcel Duchamp decided to gather all of his oeuvres in one, concise set. He prepared copies, replicas and reproductions of all of his 69 works and then collected them in a diligently designed container. The luxury edition of Boîte-en-valise consisted of no less than 20 copies finished with luxury leather. Each one of them was considered to be a unique work of art. The concept itself was defined as “a new interpretation of a museum practice”. Discussed gesture manifested that the importance of scale is nothing in confront to a real artwork; that the small piece can be as representative of an artist as a work of a grand scale.
Small is big exhibition applied Duchamp's strategy outside its original use. We aimed to show that lesser forms can be as representative as the best-known works; that a little picture can have an impact of a monumental canvas; an insignificant photograph convey a powerful quantum of emotion; and that 10 seconds of a video can be more pointing and meaningful than a full-time feature. Both, the exhibition and the auction are addressed above all to the collectors. To those experienced looking to fill the gaps in their collections, but also to those less advanced, for whom a purchase of one or two pieces can be a perfect introduction to this adventure. For every seasoned artlover a newly obtained painting can be a real treat, and every beginner can buy without risking much. It’s always recommendable to start with something small - even if one's collection changes as time passes, a little piece will always find a suitable place.
Janusz Bałdyga * Anna Barlik * Krzysztof M. Bednarski * Alicja Bielawska * Magdalena Bielesz * Bożena Biskupska * Aleksandra Bujnowska * Bogna Burska * Izabela Chamczyk * Marcin Chomicki * Tomasz Ciecierski * Jakub Ciężki * Julia Cybis * Czekalska+Golec * Marta Deskur * Rafał Dominik * Jarema Drogowski * Stanisław Dróżdż * Edward Dwurnik * Wiktor Dyndo * Piotr Flądro * Michał Frydrych * Jerzy Goliszewski * Zofia Gramz * Ryszard Grzyb * Paweł Jarodzki * Adam Jastrzębski * Tadeusz Kantor * Magdalena Karpińska * Kijewski+Kocur * Leszek Knaflewski * Jerzy Kosałka * Paweł Kowalewski * Piotr C. Kowalski * Dorota Kozieradzka * Igor Krenz * Tomasz Kulka * Kamil Kuskowski * Konrad Kuzyszyn * Łódź Kaliska * Zofia Łuczko * Janusz Łukowicz * Piotr Lutyński * Jan Mioduszewski * Andrzej Mitan * Jarosław Modzelewski * Teresa Murak * Zofia Nierodzińska * Włodzimierz Pawlak * Marek Piasecki * Mariola Przyjemska * Teresa Rudowicz * Aleksander Ryszka * Zygmunt Rytka * Aleksandra Ska * Paweł Susid * Andrzej Świetlik * Michał Szuszkiewicz * Mariusz Tarkawian * Sławomir Toman * Justyna Wencel * Andrzej Wielogórski * Olga Wolniak * Ryszard Woźniak * Włodzimierz Zakrzewski * Zawa&Worpus * Agata Zbylut * Jacek Ziemiński * Andrzej Zwierzchowski