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Male Puberty in Focus
January 7, 2009   
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The Center for Contemporary Art (CSW) at the Ujazdowski Castle will be showing an exhibition by influential American photographer Larry Clark from Jan. 9.

Born in 1942, Clark first achieved prominence with his groundbreaking 1971 photo book Tulsa, in which he confronted social problems faced by the day's youth culture. Since that time he has been documenting the pitfalls and fragility of male puberty. His uncommon photographic style was explored further in Teenage Lust (1983), a book of photographs documenting the lives of a new generation of teens living in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

To better portray the intensity of the emotions of his themes, Clark often depicts violence and sexuality, which are treated in a shockingly casual manner by the protagonists of his pictures. In all his work, Clark centers on the problems facing youth: group dynamics, identity, media influence, and the development of manhood.

Clark is well known to Polish audiences as the director of the controversial films Kids (1995) and Ken Park (2002).

Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, 2 Jazdów St., open until Feb. 22, www.csw.art.pl

Focus on Women Facing Challenges
Showing the human face of the economic challenges faced by women from Central Europe, the Balkans and Central Asia is the aim of a photography exhibition called Through Their Eyes which will be held in the lobby of the Warsaw University Library from Jan. 23 until Feb. 8.

The exhibition will show images by female photographers from azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, georgia, macedonia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Ukraine and uzbekistan, which depict the lives of women from those countries in their everyday economic context. The event is organized by the Karat Coalition in partnership with organizations from belgium, Germany, Georgia, macedonia and Slovakia. The exhibition will be also shown in Germany, Slovakia and Belgium.


Lobby of Warsaw University Library, 56/66 Dobra St., Warsaw, through Feb. 8
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