21-1-2022 - 20-3-2022

Galeria Labirynt 2

About the exhibition

At her exhibition, Aleksandra Liput allows us to discover a lost bond with nature. Welcome to the reality of magical totems, enigmatic talismans and makeshift shelters that symbolically sooth and provide shelter.


Exhibition opening: 21/01/2022 (Friday), at 7:00 p.m.
where: Galeria Labirynt 2, ul. Grodzka 3, Lublin
Accessibility: The exhibition is held in a space not accessible for people with motor impairments. Opening interpreted into the Polish sign language (PJM); interpreter: Ewelina Lachowska. The exhibition is sensory-friendly for people sensitive to strong stimuli.
Exhibition on display until: 20/03/2022 (Tue–Sun, 3:00–7:00 p.m.)
Admission free.


In her works, Aleksandra Liput brings to life a non-anthropocentric world, born of dreams, longings and fantasies. She refers to universal archetypes present in the collective subconsciousness: the objects she creates are as familiar as they are mysterious. They may be the works of still unknown, ancient tribes. This is a fantastic utopia that we so badly need in a world dominated by technology and cold calculation.

Just as in ancient rituals, gestures had the motive power, so creating art becomes a magical activity: the tedious work of hands while weaving linen tangles is used to cast spells to enchant reality again and find lost spirituality.

Aleksandra Liput uses both natural and obviously artificial elements in her works, looking for a balance between modernity and what is timeless. Her exhibition is an encouragement to observe nature and discover a second, deeper sense of the phenomena in our environment.

The title is taken from the poem: “The Trembling of the Veil” by Allen Ginsberg (link to the poem).

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Aleksandra Liput (b. 1989) – visual artist, she works with ceramics, soft sculptures, objects and installations. In her works, she deals with the issues of fear, inheritance of traumas, broadly understood spirituality, and magical objects. She is interested in concepts related to myth and utopia. Assistant and PhD student at the Painting Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She is a co-creator of the curatorial duo – “Dzidy”. Her works have been presented, amongst others, at Galeria Labirynt in Lublin, Arsenal Municipal Gallery in Poznań, and at the Foksal Gallery Foundation in Warsaw. Liput is the finalist of award Coming Out – Best Diplomas of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2017).
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Exhibition of the PhD dissertation by Aleksandra Jax-Chamiec entitled “Today out the Window the Trees Seemed Like Live Organisms on the Moon” carried out at the Painting Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. The dissertation supervisor is prof. Tomasz Milanowski.

Admission

Free

Language

Polish, English

Curators

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Artists

Aleksandra Liput

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