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Artur Zmijewski: If it happened only once it's as if it never happened

Artur Zmijewski: If it happened only once it's as if it never happened
Library Shelf Location 18.ZMIJ
Publication Date Jun 2005
Description Artur Zmijewski first attracted attention with his video pieces entitled Singing Lessons , shown at Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt. In a group of deaf youths "sings" the Kyrie from a mass by Jan Maklakiewicz. The result is an atonal yet gripping document of striving for the impossible--a study of limitations and failure. Zmijewski breaks taboos in his other works as well, focusing primarily on aspects of the body. In the 1998 work An Eye for Eye, he worked with amputees missing a leg or a hand to create hybrid beings who are apparently able to walk or grasp again with the aid of "borrowed" limbs. Zmijewski will be representing Poland at the 2005 Venice Biennale. This monograph presents the artist's penetrating works created for the exhibition along with a number of informative essays.
ISBN 9783775716185
Quantity 1
Pages 200
Format Paperback
Publisher Hatje Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart and Berlin
Related Artist Artur Zmijewski
Category Film/Video/Projections etc
Keyword Failure
Artist's Nationality Polish
Languages German, English

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