23-10-2020 - 04-4-2021
About the exhibition
The first joint exhibition of two artists whose artistic interests are extremely different, but they seem to be very close in their distinctiveness. Maurycy Gomulicki is a hedonist and a promoter of Culture of Pleasure for whom pop culture is a constant source of inspiration. Karol Radziszewski is a queer artist working for the LGBT+ community who uses the codes of popular culture. The exhibition presents the points of view of two artists – men of different sexual orientations, showing that such a meeting is possible.
Maurycy Gomulicki, b. 1969 in Warsaw, lives and works in Warsaw and Mexico City. He graduated from the Graphics Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and continued his studies at the Universitat de Barcelona, at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan and at Centro Multimedia del Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico. Artist, designer, photographer, collector and anthropologist of popular culture. He creates photographs, sculptures, installations, videos and animations. The artist also deals with graphic design and book illustration. He has created a number of objects in public space. Gomulicki is a hedonist who consistently promotes Culture of Pleasure. In many projects, he engages in dialogue with eroticism, pornography and fetish. The intense colour, explored both in its vital potential and in the sociocultural dimension, is an important element in the artist’s work. His actions concerning visual manifestations of broadly understood popular culture blur the boundaries between low and high culture.
Karol Radziszewski, b. 1980 in Białystok, lives and works in Warsaw. He graduated from the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Creator of films, photographs, installations, author of interdisciplinary projects, publisher of magazines and books, he creates fashion and curatorial projects. He is the founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of DIK Fagazine – the first and only artistic magazine from Central and Eastern Europe dedicated to homosexuality and masculinity published since 2005. Radziszewski is a winner of the main prize in the 3rd edition of the Samsung Art Master competition (2009) and winner of Paszporty Polityki award (2009). In 2015 he founded the Queer Archives Institute, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the research, collection, digitisation, presentation, analysis and artistic interpretation of queer archives with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe. The first QAI exhibition inaugurating the project took place in Videobrasil (São Paulo) in 2016.