Although the full summer, the Leica 6×7 Gallery Warsaw invites you to a new exhibition. This time, Alicja Biała will present her works from the Poland project, which is an extensive presentation of photo collages from the Polish Cut-Outsseries.
The works of Alicja Biała from the Poland series consist of symbols, motifs and emblems that construct the collective identity of Poles. The artist uses photos she finds on the Internet, family archives, press clippings as well as her photos taken for the project.
The image of Poland in these Biała’s photo collages does not look very optimistic: “Cut up and glued just anyhow, on the hangover, chaotically rattled off. And it is not known how come it is still held together,”– says the artist.
Alicja Biała’s Polish Cut-Outs photo collages were created as a visual material for Marcin Świetlicki’s poems Poland (A Set of Patriotic Songs)and finally turned into a performative action Poland Without Offense, referring to the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence. Referring to the tradition of peregrination, selected works are travelling across the country, causing talks about contemporary Poland and Poles.
The exhibition at the Leica 6×7 Gallery Warsaw will present the originals of photo collages from and outside the book as well as new works that have been created recently. The exhibition will also include the works wandering around the country. Their long journey and numerous adventures will be presented through a site-specific installation prepared especially for the exhibition.
Alicja Biała – based in London (United Kingom) | illustrator, graphic designer and visual artist | graduated from Via University College and The Copenhagen School of Design and Technology in Denmark | student of The Royal College of Art in London | her work has been awarded and exhibited internationally, as well as featured in numerous publications | author of illustrations to the poems by Marcin Świetlicki, published in the book Poland (A Set of Patriotic Songs) (Lusowo: Wydawnictwo Wolno, 2018).
- Alicja Biała – Marcin Świetlicki Meeting on July 27 at 6.00 PM
- Artist’s talk on September 13 at 6.00 PM
The Alicja Biała exhibition is organised under doc! photo magazine patronage.