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Art That Screams for Attention
November 19, 2008   
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Kuba B±kowski's Potęga (Might) exhibition runs in Warsaw's Kordegarda gallery until Jan. 4. Its main theme is the urban landscape, specifically warsaw. The pieces on show, two sculptures and a video installation, were created specially for the exhibition.

The main piece is a sound-sculpture. It simply screams: "Potęga!" The sculpture is in fact a piece of industrial debris found in Warsaw's deteriorating former Ursus Mechanical Works whose infrastructure is either used for other purposes or else just left to rot.

The second piece is a minimalistic installation called 233. Its starting point was the remains of a Warszawa 233 car found in a nearby junkyard. The artist took out parts of the interior and the engine and cut out the central part of the body, lengthwise and widthwise, and then welded them back together. Thanks to this operation the carcass became sculpture, its shape a reminder of the past, yet deprived of function.

D.S.

Kordegarda Gallery, 15/17 Krakowskie Przedmie¶cie St., Warsaw, through Jan. 4
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