Paulina Olowska (*1976), from: Edition 46, 2009, Courtesy Galerie Daniel Buchholz Cologne / Berlin.

Paulina Olowska's Curatorial Reorchestration of History

Paulina Olowska (*1976), from: Edition 46, 2009, Courtesy Galerie Daniel Buchholz Cologne / Berlin.

Paulina Olowska (*1976), from: Edition 46, 2009, Courtesy Galerie Daniel Buchholz Cologne / Berlin.

 

Pinakothek der Moderne
Barer Strasse 29
+ 49 89 23805-0
Munich
Paulina Olowska
November 13, 2009-February 14, 2010

The Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin issued in week 46 every year always comes from the hands of an international contemporary artist. This year, "Edition 46" is designed by Polish artist Paulina Olowska (*1976). The magazine appeared Friday, November 13 as a supplement in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. The magazine project has prompted an exhibition of the artist’s work at the Pinakothek der Moderne.

Paulina Olowska’s project for the Pinakothek der Moderne is a reorchestration of history using curatorial means. A particular focus of her work is on female role patterns and the way these are shown in paintings and graphic works, especially in those from the first half of the 20th century. Historical correlations are illustrated using a variety of different presentation techniques and new facets are brought to light.

Olowska establishes points of reference between her own works and those in the collection at the Pinakothek der Moderne by incorporating pictures from the permanent exhibition and from the depository in her installations. Unconventional combinations conjure up an atmosphere of its own not typically found in a museum. Parameters traditionally associated with exhibitions and documentation are challenged and redefined.

Paulina Olowska was born in 1976 in Gdansk, Poland, where she studied painting and graphics from 1997 to 2000. Since 2004 she has been living in Warsaw. Olowska’s art is firmly anchored in the cultural history of modern art and can best be described as an examination of utopian worlds — of utopias of the West and the East, advertising, films and the role of the sexes. From the outset, Olowska’s work has displayed her talenta as a painter, photographer, filmmaker, and performance artist, often collaborating with other artists.

Paulina Olowska (*1976), from: Edition 46, 2009, Courtesy Galerie Daniel Buchholz Cologne / Berlin.

Paulina Olowska (*1976), from: Edition 46, 2009, Courtesy Galerie Daniel Buchholz Cologne / Berlin.