The collaboration with Melange is part of Wschód’s international program of ‘guest curatorial projects’ taking place in chosen locations across Europe. The program is designed as an up-to-a-month artist residency which concludes with a coherent project created under the curatorial guidance of the hosting institution.
Different notions of nature appear throughout the works by Koniusz and Lallai that evoke a certain atmosphere of condensed tranquility. Thru their constellation of interacting embracement a shared prospect for history becomes evident, possibly reminding of the romanticized idea of the idyll, developed in the Greek-Romanic antique. Taking place in “Arcadia”, writers and artists dreamed about a place of a long forgotten golden era. Yet, past is only fading matter of time, being shrouded by sweeps of fleeting memories.
Daniel Koniusz (born 1985) – audiovisual artist that lives and works in Poznań. He is currently working at the Univeristy of Arts in Poznań where he is the head of the Audiosfera department. He had several exhibitons in public cultural institutions – BWA Jelenia Góra, Galeria Miejska Arsenał, Museum of the Contemporary Art in Wrocław, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw.
Talisa Lallai (born 1989 in Frankfurt, lives and works in Dusseldorf) studied at the Arts Academy Dusseldorf. Future and recent exhibitions include: solo, Kunstverein Reutlingen (2017), Slow Waves, Van Horn, Dusseldorf (2016), Melike Kara, Talisa Lallai, Lindsay Lawson, Studiolo, Milan (2016), Cuprum, curated by Clarissa Tempestini, Cultural Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus (2016), This Is Your Replacement, curated by Adam Carr, Sies + Höke Galerie, Dusseldorf (2016), Junge Römer, solo, Tom Dick or Harry, Dusseldorf (2015), The Pleasant Shore, solo, BolteLang, Zurich (2015), TERRA INCOGNITA – Wahrnehmung der Landschaft in der Gegenwart, Kunst im Tunnel, Dusseldorf (2015), Disappear Here, solo, curated by Alexandra Blaettler, Coalmine, Winterthur (2014).
STUDIO BOTANIC and Adam Mickiewicz Institute