We are pleased to invite you to Jan Domicz’s second solo show with the gallery.
The exhibition is part of Warsaw Gallery Weekend 2021
Thursday, September 30, 11 am – 7 pm
Friday, October 1, 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, October 2, 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, October 3, 11 am – 7 pm
The exhibition is divided into two successive chapters.
The central element of the exhibition is a newly produced video „To my friend. Next room (Hotel Monterey)”. It consists of rooms (scenes) and a corridor (timeline). In a direct fashion, the video tells a story about creation of a utopian commune – its fate is closely intertwined with the history of the place, the economy and film theory. The typology of the apartment occupied by the protagonists turns out to be more durable than a need to change the function of this place and its forms of inhabitation.
All the objects visible in the first chapter are decompressed. They divide the gallery space into series of potential flats – or rather rooms and a corridor. Their rhythm is imposed by the Brzozowski Palace, where the gallery is located. After having been rebuilt in the 1960s, the building became primarily a series of communal apartments, now owned by a private owner. Exhibited objects are recreating the layout of the flats located one floor above the gallery space.
Jan Domicz (1990, Opole PL) is a creator of videos, objects and installations. In his works, he uses narrative potential of a space and its socio-political implications. In addition to his artistic practice, he has been running the quasi- curatorial project „Office for Narrated Spaces” since 2017. He is a graduate of the Staedelschule in Frankfurt and the University of Arts in Poznań.