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//Art Bazaar// – Anna Orłowska and Mateusz Choróbski

Art Bazaar – Anna Orłowska and Mateusz Choróbski

Mateusz Choróbski (b. 1987) – visual artist. He tests various forms of artistic expression – from short films to extended spatial compositions in galleries and contextual activities within the public space. Graduate of the Art University in Poznan, student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Interfaculty Multimedia Studies organised by the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. www.mateuszchorobski.com


Anna Orłowska (b. 1986) – photographer. Graduated from photography at the National Film School in Łódź, studies at the Institute of Creative Photography of the Silesian University in Opava. Her last project, Leakage, presented at the Voies Off festival in Arles, received the Fotofever Brussels award and the Photo Global Prize – a year-long scholarship at the School of Visual Arts in New York. www.annaorlowska.com

The essay is a self-ironic reflection on the merits of contemporary art. Where is the line between bazaar kitsch and an object of aesthetic value considered as a work of art? All the props immortalised on the photographs were purchased at a bazaar in Radomsko (Silesian Voivodeship). The authors used ordinary knick-knacks and objects of a doubtful artistic value to construct intriguing works of art. Arranged in the form of a pyramid, the perfect shape according to the authors, they refer to the works of other artists, and captured on photographs they enter history as art. In this way, an ordinary bazaar turns into a space in which art is sold and purchased, and thus becomes an art market.