18.02.2023 Events, Visual Arts

Agnieszka Polska: Navigating the Imaginary at e-flux

Presented by e-flux Screening Room

Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 7pm
172 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Agnieszka Polska: Navigating the Imaginary is a screening of moving-image works by Agnieszka Polska accompanied by the conversation with the Polish artist.

Agnieszka Polska’s work is an exploration of the relationship between the real and the imaginary, using animation and digital techniques to create a dream-like realm that is both familiar and strange. Polska demonstrates an exceptional ability to use the medium of moving-image to tell complex and multilayered stories. Her body of work is not only visually innovative, it also encourages audiences to think critically about the way they see the world around us. Polska’s moving-image works reflect on the cultural and political issues of today, including the impact of technology on our lives, and often explore themes of history, memory, and environmental crisis. Through her videos and films, Polska navigates the boundaries between the past and present, the physical and the virtual, the real and the imaginary. 

Recognizing the importance of Polska’s moving-image works for the today’s scene of contemporary art, e-flux Screening Room together with the Polish Cultural Institute New York co-presents a two-hours long program of selected Polska’s moving-image works from 2010 to the present that have already been recognized as foundational works in the recent history of Polish video art.

e-flux Screening Room (part of e-flux platform) is a seventy-seat screening and discussion space which regularly features artists’ films, lectures and curated film and video programs with a mission to present films and videos by the leading artists’ and reflect on the current state of moving-image art. Located in Brooklyn at 172 Classon Avenue, e-flux Screening Room has recently featured works by Martha Rosler, Su Friedrich, Éric Baudelaire, Dane Komjlen, Maryam Tafakory, Jorge Jácome, Salomé Jashi, Tulapop Saenjaroen, Ken and Flo Jacobs, Pedro Neves Marques, Natalia LL, Elizabeth Povinelli, Shigeko Kubota, Rosalind Nashashibi, Peggy Ahwesh, Mykola Ridnyi, Louis Henderson, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Clemens Wedemeyer, among many other world-known contemporary moving-image artists.

Image: Agnieszka Polska, “Sensitization to Colour / Uczulanie na kolor”, wideo, 5’02”, 2009, fot. dzięki uprzejmości Galerii Żak-Branicka, Berlin. Source: Culture.pl

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