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Ewa Partum, new horizon is a wave, 1972/2020, Neoninstallation – Foto: Marcel Stammen

Ewa Partum, new horizon is a wave, 1972, Stempeldruck auf Papier, gerahmt 34 x 34 cm – Foto: Marcel Stammen

Position #01
Ewa Partum

Januar bis Februar 2022
Schaufensterausstellung täglich 10.00 – 22.00 Uhr
Stadtgalerie Künstlerhaus Lauenburg

Neonarbeit

Für die polnische Konzeptkünstlerin Ewa Partum (*1945) brachte dieser Satz schon in den 1970er Jahren auf den Punkt, dass das unbekannte Neue immer auch eine Erschütterung bedeutet – damals war er vor allem auf die bahnbrechende Kraft, die von der konzeptuellen Kunst ausging, gemünzt. Vor dem Hintergrund der aktuellen Situation lässt sich „new horizon is a wave“ noch einmal anders lesen: In der Krise zeigt sich ein neuer Horizont, ein mögliches anderes Leben – und diese Aussicht kann kraftvoll, mächtig (und manchmal auch beängstigend) sein, wie eine Welle. (Text: Galerie Mathias Güntner)

ARTIST STATEMENT AND BIOGRAPHY

Ewa Partum was born 1945 in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland.
She lives and works in Berlin and Poland.

Ewa Partum (*1945) belongs to the first generation of Polish conceptual artists and is considered one of the pioneers of conceptual and feminist art in Europe. In the mid-1960s, she positioned herself with a „critical attitude towards reality, the system and control“ and initially appeared with pioneering actions and installations in public space, visual poetry, films as well as photographs and performances.

In Self-Identification (1980) this becomes tapered: The nude body of the artist is exposed in different public situations and shows the vulnerability not only of the body itself but the vulnerability of the process of ‘self-identification’, as the title states.
Her early work reflects the reality of a country torn between socialist, communist and liberal dynamics.

Partum is one of the most important representatives of conceptual and feminist art in Poland, as evidenced by presentations of her works at the Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou and other venues, as well as her participation in international exhibitions such as the 14th Biennale de Lyon, La Triennale 2012 Paris, 18th Biennale of Sydney and Manifesta 7, among others.

Works in public collections (selection)
MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Tate Modern, London, UK
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Nationalgalerie Berlin, Germany
Sammlung Verbund, Vienna, Austria
Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
49 NORD 6 EST – Frac Lorraine, Metz, France
Navigator Foundation, Boston, Mass. Boston, USA
The Art Collection of Erste Bank Group and Erste Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Museo Vostell Malpartida, Malpartida de Caceres, Spain

(Text: Galerie Mathias Güntner, Hamburg/Berlin)