The exhibition Interplay is held in cooperation with the European Art House Schafhof in Freising near Munich. It presents twelve Polish and German artists and is a result of the artistic residencies which took place in the autumn of 2016 and the spring of 2017 in both institutions, within the framework of the European Art Scholarship of Upper Bavaria.
The beautifully situated Art House Schafhof opened the presentation of works prepared after two-month-long residencies. The event was honoured with the presence of Frederike Steinberger, Vice Preseident of the Upper Bavaria Region and Andrzej Osiak, Polish Consul-General in Munich.
Organizers: Eike Berg, Director of the European Art House Schafhof and Eulalia Domanowska, Director of the Centre of Polish Sculpture.
Participants from Germany: Elisabeth Heindl, Jadranka Kosorcic, Anne Pfeifer, Peter Pohl, Bertram Schilling, Franz-Ferdinand Wörle.
Participants from Poland: Tomasz Drewicz, Natalia Janus-Malewska, Artur Malewski, Damian Reniszyn, Anna Siekierska, Beata Szczepaniak.
The title of the exhibition is derived from the fact of interaction between a work of art and the viewer, which plays a crucial role in art. The interaction may take place physically through touching or using objects, or at the mental level through conceptual ideas and projects, or emotions evoked by the work in the viewer. The artists presented their works made in various media: painting, sculpture, artistic installation, photography, sound installation and video film. Many of them referred to the sites of residencies. Jadranka Kosorcic conducted interviews with the staff of the Centre of Polish Sculpture; over-scaled, huge animals were a result of Peter Pohl’s fascination with nature; Natalia Janus-Malewska’s Shepherd and Artur Malewski’s installation mentioned the agricultural history of Schafhof, which used to be a sheepfold; Anna Siekierska created a continuation of the theme of raised hides for hunting. The first one, which she made in Orońsko, is situated in our park. In Freising, the artist continued the theme of hunting constructions whose purpose is to kill innocent animals for fun. Her installation - consisting of photographs of several raised hides found in the area and a wooden construction which, in fact is a de-construction of the form and a video film presenting burning of the ‘hide’ – is the artist’s critical commentary on the cruel tradition of hunting.
The exhibition Interplay will be presented in Orońsko in the winter 2018.