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Lecture

Grzegorz Drozd

Waiting for the sun, presentation
Mon 25.5. - 20:00

Presentation of polish artist Grzegorz Drozd who is finishing his three month residency stay in Open Studios Praha.
Program:
Premiere of his new film "Waiting for the sun" (10’ ) based on confrontation individual expectation of foreign artist and reality of prague art scene.

Talk about his last exhibition project where he participated: "Heart lonely hunter" in french Lille a "Municipal Guard" in Kodegarda Gallery, Warsaw.

Introduction of the long term project "Encyklopedia", collection of paint-arts, inspired by the illustrated encyclopedia for children published in 1976. From today’s perspective is this book proof for multi-layer social deformation based on the ideology of collective happiness, welfare and general hope. His goal is on one hand to create a historical commentary, on the other hand, to make a step towards analyzing and criticizing the issues related with functioning of social mechanisms of a contemporary democracy. What is the relations between an individual and collectivity in the past, as well as at present, and to emphasize the threats and dilemmas of existence.

Grzegorz Drozd (b. 1970) graduated at Academy of Fine Art in Warsaw in painting (professor Jaroslaw Modzelewski) and sculpture (professor Grzegorz Kowalski). He has been exhibiting since 2003 in Poland, Sweden, Scotland, Great Britain and Russia. In 2007 he presented his project Lack in Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle. He lives and works in Warsaw.

This residency is supported by the Visegrad International Fund, a program of the Visegrad Artist Residency Programme (VARP).

From project  Informacia

About the Artist 

Images 

Grzegorz Drozd, Waiting for the sun (1)
Grzegorz Drozd, Waiting for the sun (2)
Grzegorz Drozd, Waiting for the sun (3)
Grzegorz Drozd, Waiting for the sun (4)