Nightmare, Trance and Fantasy
June 3, 2014
An exhibition entitled Nightmares at the Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art showcases the many talents of versatile Polish artist Grzegorz Drozd.
Drozd, 44, is an artist who sculpts, writes poetry, pursues performance art and makes documentaries. A leading theme in his work is the relationship between individuals and society. Drozd describes his Nightmares as a fairy-tale where “what’s collective appears as a nightmare and what’s individual as an unbridled fantasy.” The exhibition includes items such as exotic hallucinogenic plants, marble owls with laser eyes and white flags hanging out of the windows of a fortified castle. Drozd says his exhibition embraces “a Renaissance method of combining disciplines in order to express the romantic and the spiritual.” He adds that this combination expresses a “trance-like fascination with how extraordinary the world is.”
Until Aug. 31
Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art
2 Jazdůw St., Warsaw