Agnieszka Polska

How the work is done


  • Agnieszka Polska, How the work is done, 2011, Videostill

    1 Channel video projection, colour, sound, HD 16:9, 06'26"

In 'How the work is done', Agnieszka Polska refers to a strike by art students from the Academy of Arts in Kraków, which had taken place in 1956 due to the political situation. At that time, the students occupied the building and lived in the studio rooms of the sculpture and ceramic class of the academy for a few days. The artist reproduces this situation with a group of sculptures that, made of clothes, appear to be lying on mattresses. The camera glides over the workbenches and workpieces as in a creative dream with an almost nostalgic view of the classic craft of sculpture.

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