“Ask for something that doesn’t exist” – Ana Roldan, Iza Tarasewicz

22 March 2013, 7 p.m., Grodzka 3 Street

In their work both artists are inspired by philosophical and existential issues. They are interested in the cycle of life and death, mechanism of eternal return, a self-propelled machine, perpetuum mobile. They are also fascinated by the relation between geometrical forms subjected to the rules of maths and geometry and natural, living forms that constitute a starting point for science and technology. In her creation, Tarasewicz develops the motif of dualism – between interior and exterior, physics and organics, beginning and the end. The orders of art and science as well as physics and biology overlap in her works. Similarly, Roldan deals with facts, theoretical concepts, cultural and systemic conditioning in relation to what is learned, primal and intuitive. Exhibition in the Labirynt 2 Gallery is a first joint venture of these two artists.

Ana Roldan – b. 1977 in Mexico, sculptor, author of installations, paintings, videos. Studied at Hochschule fur Gestaltung and Universitat Berne in Bern. Awarded with Canton of Zurich Prize (2007), Swiss Art Award (2005, 2006) and Corti Aeschlimann Foundation Prize.

Iza Tarasewicz – b. 1981 in Białystok, sculptor, graphic designer, performer. Graduated from the Faculty of Sculpture and Spatial Activity at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. Benefited from the scholarship programme “Młoda Polska” (“Young Poland”) awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for the year 2013.