29-9-2021 - 14-11-2021

Galeria Labirynt

About the exhibition

“Old Little” is the fifteenth edition of the exhibition organised as part of the informal exhibition initiative NOWY ZŁOTY (NEW GOLDEN), which is temporarily hosted at OSA (Open Antifascist Studio). Maria Kniaginin-Ciszewska was selected by PlanetA according to the formula functioning since 2019: an artist taking part in the project at a given moment nominates three names, then from among the selected creators the curatorial duo – Magdalena Kreis and Yuriy Biley – selects one person.

Designed by Saša J. Mächtig, Kiosk K67, which houses OSA, regains its “shop” character thanks to Maria Kniaginin-Ciszewska. The artist arranges a tights point there. This intervention is a peculiar attempt to return to childhood times, as well as a path from wearing tights in early adolescence to getting older and having holes in tights. Tights seem to be a symbol of chic, elegance, beauty, and a neat girl – does the perception of this garment change over the years and in the course of becoming a woman?

“When I was little, my mother taught me how to put on tights so as not to tear them. They were only worn on special occasions. With my little fingers I stretched piece by piece, bound to a positive result – as befits a lady. I put on ‘second skin’ all my life and I am an old little one. A little one in a world that has demands on how to present and what is expected of us,” claims the artist.

The displayed tights feature photos – archival ones, taken by the artist’s parents, as well as those made by her in the form of portraits-postcards. The artist’s photographs reveal patterns of beauty, they present people ready to go out and enter adulthood. “Old Little” looks at society insightfully – she checks how women are raised by the masses. She looks at the stereotypes in which we sometimes feel best.

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When: 29/09–14.11.2021 (Tue-Sun, 2:00-9:00 p.m.)
Where: Open Antifascism Studio, square in front of Galeria Labirynt
Accessibility: The exhibition is located in the OSA kiosk in front of Galeria Labirynt building – a space inaccessible to people with motor disabilities. Description of works in PJM – after scanning the QR code.
Admission: PLN 1

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NOWY ZŁOTY (formerly ZŁOTY KIOSK – GOLDEN KIOSK) – an independent exhibition initiative operating since 2019. For almost two years, it used the architectural facility created by Rewizja Grupa Projektowa in Wrocław – the Golden Kiosk located in one of the yards in the Ołbin estate. Twelve views-exhibitions were realised there. In May 2021, the programme, under a changed name, moved to OSA (Open Antifascist Studio), which is part of Galeria Labirynt. NOWY ZŁOTY is going to stay here until it is going to find another place in Wrocław.

Curatorial team: Magdalena Kreis and Yuriy Biley

The exhibition was co-financed by donations to: patronite.pl/nowyzloty

Admission

Admission: PLN 1

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Curators

Magdalena Kreis, Yuriy Biley

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Artists

Maria Kniaginin-Ciszewska

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