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Exhibitions
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Intercontinental Inspirations
   
Work by Angelika Markul, a Polish artist based in Paris, is on show at Warsaw’s Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art, documenting Markul’s frequent travels overseas.

Even though Paris is her permanent home, Markul gets around a lot, her favorite destinations being Japan, Chile and Mexico. Inspired by what she has seen in these countries so far, Markul uses her own imagination to create monumental installations that mix sound with image. Five of these form the What Is Lost Is at the Beginning exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art.

To Markul, historic villages, eerie buildings and unexplored caves become an esthetic pursuit on which she metaphorically seeks to reveal what lies beneath and get to the core of things.

The exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art includes four large installations combined into a sequence of sculpted objects mounted inside the venue’s largest gallery. Markul uses them to create a story complemented with video projects. The main characters in the story are underwater rock formations near the Japanese island of Yonaguni, an astronomical observatory in the Atacama desert in Chile, and a cave that was accidentally discovered in 2000 in a lead and silver mine in Naica, Mexico. The Japanese formations inspired Markul to create an installation with an underwater video that features made-up stories behind the monumental rocks.

Until July 31
Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art
2 Jazdów St., Warsaw