Zuzanna Bartoszek ‘Show Room’

Top image: ‘Coal Miner Baby’, 2022, Oil on linen, 40 x 90 cm

2024.6. 25 Tue – 7.14 Sun
Curated by Tenko Presents, hosted by KAYOKOYUKI
Address: 1F Kokusai Building, 3-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11-19pm, Sat, Sun, national holidays 11-17pm
Closed: Mon (or the following weekday if the Monday is a public holiday)

Reception Party:  2024. 6. 25 17:00-19:00

Space L: Shiho Kagabu “The Blessed Land of ‘Kotodama (言霊) ‘ーThe dream of Amaterasu, Helios and Kāne”by KAYOKOYUKI
Space M: Takuya Ikezaki  “ SEA MAP: Receive and Release” by Satoko Oe Contemporary

As a guest project of KYOKOYUKI, we will hold an exhibition “Zuzana Bartoschek ‘Show Room'” curated by Tanako Nakajima from Tenko Presents, at CADAN Yurakucho Space S.

On a canvas, Bartoszek spreads a gloomy and melancholic scenes before us: a baby crawling in a coal mine, scene of labour by faceless horses and people and sad looking swan faces all in shades of grey and baby blue. The motifs of the work brings to mind a post-apocalyptic video game meets the polish proletariat avant-garde. This series of works ‘Shop Window’ displayed in space resembling a display window of a boutique, Bartoszek applies her disarming yet painful motifs of innocence to the canvas: she raises fear, war, and threat to a total level in order to feel momentary relief. As he says, thanks to this, “fear temporarily ceases to be dangerous.”

‘First Day of School’ 2022, Oil on linen, 40 x 90cm

Zuzanna Bartoszek born in 1993, Poznań. Poet and artist. Her works have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Kunsthalle in Zurich, Kunsthalle in Zurich, Kevin Space in Vienna and Gaylord in Los Angeles. She has published in “Twórczość”, “Mały Format”, “Wizja”, “Dwutygodnik”, “Lampa”, “Czas Kultury”. In 2016, her debut volume “Niebieski Dwór” was published. (by Disastra) She lives and works in Warsaw and Berlin.