HEXENKRAUT

 

 

 

 

21 June – 14 August 2020

 

Opening    21 June  12 – 5 pm

Maxim Brandt      Zuzanna Litawińska      Mikołaj Małek

Maxim Brandt, Contemporary Discourse, 2019, oil on canvas, 70 x 50 cm

 

Zuzanna Litawińska, Wieża (Tower), 2018,  oil on canvas, 130 x 160 cm

Mikołaj Małek, Kot na własnych nogach (Cat on its Own Feet),

2018,  oil on canvas, 92 x 73 cm

This is the exhibition of three artists of the young generation confronting the romantic baggage of contemporary culture. In a situation of particular social pressure and lack of optimistic perspective, enchanted spaces, shady wilderness of the forest, animal anxiety and mysterious gestures seem to promise more than a cold calculation of the contemporary world serving us a "loosing game". Hexenkraut is the German word for mysterious herb, literally a witchbane. Intuitively felt alienation of this word, straight from the alchemical repertoire, sounds in itself like a spell that is supposed to attract with its mystery, just like the amazing stories contained in the paintings of Brandt, Litawińska and Małek.

 

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