Critique of Pure Image - Between Fake and Quotation

The Exhibition

Curated by Dimitrina Sevova

Artur Żmijewski

KR WP (Representative Guards of the Polish Army)

Video film, 7’50”, 2000/2001.

Artur Zmijewski was born in 1966 in Warsaw, where he lives and works. He is a photographer, video artist and independent curator of collaborative exhibitions. He is known for his uncompromising approach to social questions, emphasizing the materiality of the human body and questioning social norms and expectations.

By having Polish soldiers march in a dance studio, first in uniform, then naked, Artur Zmijewski lays bare the context dependency of the mechanisms of power involved in the representation of the State in military parades.