In the catalogue which accompanied the exhibition we tried to explain from various perspectives the phenomenon that is EVA & ADELE while being aware that art which is simultaneously life invites broader reflections, not only from the point of view of art history (the essays by Maria Anna Potocka, Angela Janhsen and Paweł Leszkowicz), of a private individual (texts by Ulrich Krempl and Delfina Piekarska’s interview with the artists), but also literary (the essay by Ingia Iwasiów), sociological (the essay by Jacek Kochanowski) or, last but not least, political (the text by Anna Grodzka).
The catalogue contains texts by the artist and the curator and 16 reproductions of the works from the Bibliophilia series.
The exhibition of Lynn Hershman Leeson, an icon of American feminist art, is accompanied by a catalogue. The exhibition presents her photographs from the series Breitmore. They form a documentation of the project which involved the artist taking on the persona of a thirty-something woman, Roberta Breitmore. Not only did Leeson alter her appearance, but also her personality, turning into a character who was treated by those around her as a real person.
The publication contains an introduction by Jerzy T. Petrus, the Deputy Director of the Wawel Royal Castle, an interview with the artist, conducted by Delfina Piekarska, the co-ordinator of the exhibition, an essay by Maria Poprzęcka on the topic of what Matejko’s and Dwurnik’s Battle of Grunwald have in common and finally a text by Maria Anna Potocka, the curator of the exhibition, which describes the artist’s attitude to the issue of history. The texts are illustrated with reproductions of Dwurnik’s two paintings (The Battle of Grunwald and The Prussian Homage) and twenty drawings presented at the exhibition at Wawel.
This is the first comprehensive Polish publication about Viennese Actionism. The catalogue consists of a number of sections. It presents reproductions of works by Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch and Rudolf Schwarzkogler as well as a sizeable selection of their writings, such as manifestos and accounts of actions. It also contains critical essays by Actionism specialists.