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Avant-Garde at New Gallery
March 27, 2014   
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An exhibition of sculptures and carvings by avant-garde artist Jerzy Bereś and his wife Maria Pinińska-Bereś has opened at a new gallery called Monopol.

The pair were sculptors who ranked among the most important Polish avant-garde artists of the latter half of the 20th century. They spent 42 years together but, remarkably, while they were alive they never had a joint exhibition, except for collective exhibitions with other artists. The exhibition at the Monopol gallery is the first time work by the two is being shown in one exhibition. Apart from sculptures and carvings, the items on show include documentation of performance events staged by the two.

Jerzy and Maria each worked out a distinctive approach to sculpture, expanding the medium with performances and other projects that required active participation from audiences.

Work by Pinińska-Bereś is usually studied in the context of feminist art, as she is regarded as a precursor of this kind of art in Poland. She created delicate pink and white objects that were like soft and sensual “tools of oppression.” Her husband, in turn, used wood and string to make austere carvings that oozed a kind of primal force. During his performance projects, which he referred to as “Manifestations,” he often used his own naked body.

Until April 16
Monopol Gallery, 117 Jerozolimskie Ave.
www.galeriamonopol.pl
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