'Akumulatory' by Marcin Dudek at IKOB takes viewers on journey through chapters and sites of artist's past

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Monday, June 24, 2024


'Akumulatory' by Marcin Dudek at IKOB takes viewers on journey through chapters and sites of artist's past
Marcin Dudek. Image credit: Damon De Backer Kopie.



BERLIN.- In this exhibition, now opening at IKOB, Marcin Dudek shows us the spaces that have transformed him and his generation. He invites the audience to join his reckoning with a troubled history, speaking to the universal human experience of wanting to belong, of searching for environments in which we can fashion our own selves and become somebody new. In his remarkable practice, we come to recognize the failure of supposedly contained entities that are meant to protect us: human bodies, institutions, nation–states. Dudek peels open the envelope of mass society and what emerges are not the clean, abstract lines of consumerism but waste, plastic, and toxins.

Marcin Dudek (b. 1979, Kraków, PL) weaves together autobiographical memories of his youth as part of the Polish generation that came of age after the dissolution of the Eastern bloc with a critique of society’s dependence on spectacle, power, and aggression. Working across installation, performance, sculpture, and painting, he uses found and salvaged materials, slicing and welding them together in an anti-readymade approach. For his first solo show in the German-speaking world, the artist has conceived new large-scale installations, presented alongside existing and reconfigured works. His exhibition at IKOB centers around spaces in which profound transformations—of the body, of the mind, of society—take place. In each of these locations, survival and community become inextricable from one another.

Responding to IKOB’s architecture, “Akumulatory” takes viewers on a journey through different chapters and sites of the artist’s past. The show thereby continues Dudek’s series of “memory boxes”: scale replicas of rooms that speak to a particular identity or experience, often located on the fringes of society. The “memory boxes” combine original elements of a space with assemblages and images that convey the underlying narratives housed there. For each of these works, Dudek builds an architectural skeleton that is permeable and irrational, turning reality inside out. The title of the exhibition, “Akumulatory” (Polish for batteries), refers to this amalgamation of memory and material, and to a transfer of a loaded energy from the artist to the audience.

IKOB Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst / Museum of Contemporary Art
Marcin Dudek: Akumulatory
September 19th, 2023 - November 26th, 2023










Today's News

September 19, 2023

Provenance of a museum's Greek exhibit is questioned, fueling a debate

The McNay announces new exhibition and commission by renowned artist Alice Aycock

Eskenazi Museum of Art announces exhibition of Jeffrey A. Wolin's Photography

German photographer Kathrin Linkersdorff's debut solo exhibition 'Faries' now open at Yossi Milo

Sheida Soleimani's: Birds of Passage will be on view through first week in October at Denny Gallery

Catherine Opie 'Walls, Windows and Blood' at Thomas Dane Gallery in Naples

'Coming Home: The Transformative Gift of the Janet & William Ellery James Collection' at Cape Ann Museum

Fokus Gallery to present Hugo Simberg's photographs and art

Abstract expressionism, color field, and the natural environment sources of inspiration for Vivian Suter

'Shuvinai Ashoona: Looking Out, Looking In' being exhibited at Fort Gansevoort

'Akumulatory' by Marcin Dudek at IKOB takes viewers on journey through chapters and sites of artist's past

Italian Arte Povera artist Jannis Kounellis now on view at Cardi Gallery Milan

Cui Xinming solo exhibition 'Just Arrived in This World' at Kiang Malingue

A arte Invernizzi gallery welcomes opening of 'Orizzontaleverticale' by Nelio Sonego

Treasures from the Adolphe & Stocklet Collectons will be auctioned in October at Bonhams

Story of Alexander McQueen's Taxi Driver collection told in Design Museum exhibition

The notion of the individual within a collective experience explored by Gerasimos Floratos at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

'Sacred and Profane Geometries' by Ai Weiwei and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian at Haines Gallery

"Fire in the City: Artists in the Blitz" pop-up exhibition in Sir Christopher Wren's Square Mile Churches

Monique Meloche Gallery presents 'Sanford Biggers: Back to the Stars'

The Garment District Alliance partners with The Milliners Guild to present 'The Rose of Versailles'

Jann Wenner removed from Rock Hall board after interview

A theater troupe that's also a support network for exiles

Marley Grace Jones Discusses The Therapeutic Power of Singing: How Music Can Heal The Mind and Body

The Art of Being an Exceptional Host on HostRooster

Azam Khan Auctions Strategies to Boost Outcomes: Bidding Wars and Beyond

Football Betting for Beginners: A Comprehensive Step-by-Step Guide

Are There Any New Slot Features on the Market?

Unlocking the Power of AI-Driven Creativity with Designs.ai's Ultimate Suite

Delve into the World of Online Drawing

How the Best Call Center Software Helps Scale Up Business Growth




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Writer: Ofelia Zurbia Betancourt

Attorneys
Truck Accident Attorneys
Accident Attorneys

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful