congress / events

10x10: Bodzianowski, Ondák

Chiara Parisi

exhibition / installation

2011-09-08 - 2011-09-11 Four Domes Pavilion

informacje o biletach

photo: Marc & Josée Gensollen: Roman Ondák, Teaching to Walk, 2002

In the context of the 10x10 exibition, Chiara Parisi, director of the International Centre for Art and Landscape (Centre International d’Art et du Paysage) on Vassivière island (France), will show the work of two artists, Cezary Bodzianowski (Poland) and Roman Ondák (Slovakia).

Chiara Parisi on her curatorial project:

The project transforms the exhibition spaces from a place in which the traces of artistic activity are displayed and contained or which is an empty space where an event, a movie shooting or a theatrical happening has taken place, into a place that contains activity as object. This project is not static in any sense. It breaks up the space into single elements and reassembles it in order to dialog directly with the visitors.

The entire work of Cezary Bodzianowski is built around a sum of actions in which the artist portrays himself or creates situations with various objects. These performances filmed or photographed function as a game of hide and seek and are often imperceptible in the course of daily life. In the framework of the Congress he chooses to present a new video whose attractive music and images can only be seen by the visitors from a small window like kids looking inside the shop with sweets.

With "Teaching to Walk", 2002, Roman Ondák places the concept of performativity, of moving description and enactment, into the performance of a micro-drama: a mother teaching her one-year-old child to walk in the spaces of the Congress. To the other people at the exhibition, she seems like a normal visitor, who, however, is devoting her attention to what her child is doing and not to the exhibition. During the time the exhibition is on display, the child learns to coordinate its walking movements better and better.

The process creates a project with a multitude of participants, merging art with everyday life.

Cezary Bodzianowski (born in1966 in Szczecin, Polandl he lives and works in Łódź, Poland)
Roman Ondák (born in 1966 in Zilina, Slovakia; he lives and works in Bratislava, Slovakia)

Curated by Chiara Parisi

Photo credit: Roman Ondák, Teaching to Walk, 2002, courtesy: Collection of Marc and Josée Gensollen, Marseille, France, photo: Marc & Josée Gensollen