Polskiego są tak

One of the last shows I saw last year was Somnambulant Eve, a show curated by Anna Andronova and Sylwia Krason for the Wrong Door Art Gallery. There I saw the work by Ula Wiznerowicz called Behind the Window. Throughout the last couple of years I’ve been noticing a young generation of artists and photographers from Poland working throughout Europe, and I would not be surprised if 2013 was the year of all things Polish. The country has got such an interesting background in photography and film, plus a very particular landscape, both geographical and narrative. It’s the light, according to Ula. I have never been able to find the same light outside Poland.

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Ula Wiznerowicz, from Behind The Curtain, 2012

For me it’s a strange mixture between harshness and love. I’m still trying to figure it out. This strange allure of the Polish. Polish Film, Wajda, Polansky, Kieślowski. Polish music, and Polish photography.  I remembered a couple of years ago I reviewed the work by Goshka Gajownik at Free Range, when I first noticed something particular about Polish photographers telling the stories of their homeland. One of the reviews I wrote for Paris Photo also mentioned Polish photographers (I’m still hypnotised by the work of Marek Piasecki and Zofia Rydet, I saw at Asymetria gallery).

There is a new generation of Polish artists and photographers out there, with extremely interesting work. Quiet, but very strong. Perhaps it’s the light, or maybe it’s the resilience of the Polish heart.

http://www.ulawiznerowicz.com

http://goshkaphotography.com/