Studio Voltaire presents The Method a ‘mise-en-scene’ devised by Paulina Olowska including a selection of works by Wladyslaw Hasior, Matthias Schaufler and Wlodzimerz Wieczorkiewicz. Paulina Olowska will curate an installation of these works together with a collection of her own new paintings and sculpture made in response to the distinctive practices of these artists. The exhibition will be the first presentation of Polish artists Wladyslaw Hasior and Wlodzimerz Wieczorkiewicz to take place in the United Kingdom.
Changing Room A poem by Wojtek Puslowski
I'll forget myself one of these days! My jacket. That nail is bent My skirt, its lining Hissing against my stockings, Slithers down like a snake in the sand. My undershirt, my whites, The whites of my breasts! Drooping like plastic bags - Two pounds of salt in each My skin goes over my head like a bobsledder's bodysuit -The gulls will have a ball! And now for the muscles - Fiber by fiber Hour-glass licorice Rolling in sand Like spaghetti in flour Disconnect the tendons With sharp tugs As with wires riveted To fence postsI reach inside – That's the brim of the gut The sunbeams pierce To my womb's bald skull Let's stoke our bellies with clumps of seaweed! Let our eyes become the pearly bodies of snails - I might be a poet, Spinning such words!Once again I reach calmly into the soggy hole beneath my breasts And grab hold of my poor Stuttering heart But oooooh...
.(trans. Artur Zapalowski)
Olowska (born 1976 in Gdansk, Poland, now lives and works in Raba Nizna, Poland) has had recent solo exhibitions at Simon Lee Gallery, London (2012), Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw and Café Bar, National Museum, Krakow, Poland (2011). She also has forthcoming presentations at the Stedlijk Museum, Amsterdam and at The 56th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. The artist has also participated in many group presentations including Museum of Modern Art, New York and New Museum, New York (2011), Migros Museum, Zurich (2010) and CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2009).