Agnieszka Zalotyńska Bor och arbetar i Warszawa, Polen. Agnieszka arbetar med att teckna, ta anteckningar och fotografera, design och måleri. Hon intresserar sig för kartor och för frågor som rör identifiering av platser. Hon återupptäcker betydelsen av urbana komponenter och gör ett försök att svara på vad, ”jag är här”, betyder. Hon utforskar ständigt nya områden av kreativ verksamhet. Vad Agnieszkas utställning i Pannrummet kommer att handla om här med hennes egna ord:
The exhibition involves showing several works relating to places – the main theme of artist’s activities. It’s all about maps, collages and drawings. You can find works related to the idea of maps in general. While it refers to well-known cartographic codes, more often then not it creates its own. In relation to geographical symbols, or independently from them. Rule over the world, take (if only symbolically) possession over it, tame it. These are common desires of modern man. Because of ongoing processes of accessibility of remote locations, and the blurring of political and cultural boundaries, these desires are likely to come to fruition. The map is a field of aesthetics, encompassing involvement and a widely understood call to action. Using a map does not guarantee reaching the destination. And the map itself creates tension on various (not just aesthetic) fields. The works presented at the exhibition form a kind of space-time memory module, the artist explores boundaries both geographical and topographical. Using seemingly trivial metaphors of dislocation, she creates a complex structure, based on the infinite number of permutations. Getting lost is only the starting point for the exploration of a multitude of meanings. The totality of the works presented in Pannrummet can be categorized as a statement, an outcry, or simply an attempt to communicate “I am here”. By constructing new worlds, suspended outside of time, or by referring to forms already in existence, it examines the authenticity of being in places. Places that the artist tries to take possession over. Among them are also very complex forms, representing a multi-faceted spatial game, full of formal tensions. Modifying the scale and changing the perspective. The maps as well as the collages refer to different conventions. They are maintained in a diverse aesthetic through the concretization of a platitude of ideas. Taming reality by passing from the micro to the macro scale. Sometimes it’s about changing distances between places, about the physical limits of maps, and the fact that maps (even the most precise ones) are not always useful. But it is also about various structures and layers, about communication and loss, and the fact that everyone is in some kind of „here”. Maps also bind scattered memories. Here comes the Scandinavian thread – the result of the artist in residence stay in Atelier Austmarka (2015). It resulted in the creation of an artistic material, which was an attempt to present the natural and rural world, using a visual language that is new to the artist. Collages are composed of drawings, made during the residency, and in a way they recreate the memorized space while creating a new one. Map is a big category, and can bear a lot of meanings. Through maps you can tame the place, get to know it, and show it to others. It combines the future, past and present. And it helps answer the question: What does ”I am here” mean?
Agnieszka Zalotyńska is born in Krakow, Poland. Graduated from Faculty of Polish Studies at Jagiellonian University (Culture studies, 2008) and Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (Media Arts, 2013). Studied at Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma (Erasmus Programme). She draws, takes notes and photos, designs and paints. She likes maps and undertakes a number of issues related to the identification of places. She rediscovers the meaning of urban components and makes an attempt to answer the question: What ”I am here” means? She is always exploring new fields of creative activity. Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.