Exhibition

Julita Wójcik

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Oct 11, 2006
Public Program
Out of the Studio #2
Nov 8, 2006
Opening
Julita Wójcik
Nov 8, 2006–Nov 30, 2006
Exhibition
Julita Wójcik
Oct 1, 2006–Nov 30, 2006
Residency
Julita Wójcik
Artist Residency

Julita Wójcik

Julita Wójcik
Additional participants Tina Kukielski, Center for Contemporary Art Ujadowzski Castle

Art in General is pleased to announce a video installation and series of performances by the Polish artist Julita Wόjcik.

Wόjcik considers her work—in actions, videos and sculptures—an exploration of the commonplace. Her public performances entail ordinary behavior, yet generally occur in a strange manner, or perhaps in an odd costume, resulting in an event. Wόjcik encourages viewers to consider the history and meaning of the locations in which her performances take place, consequently revealing the gravity of commonplace occurrences that tend to go unnoticed.

In the past, Wόjcik has peeled a mountain of potatoes at the Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw; she has donned an apron and swept nothing in particular from the floors of a once-popular but now-abandoned textile factory in Lodz; she has attached her kayak to a dock of the River Duagava and rowed relentlessly in an attempt to unify two Latvian neighborhoods on the verge of gentrification.

In conjunction with this residency, Art in General publishes a brochure with a text by Tina Kukielski. It can be downloaded here for free. For a printed version, purchase this publication along with the entire set of Art in General’s residency brochures in the online store for only $5.

For her residency at Art in General, Wόjcik has conceived of a new action-based work exploring quotidian rituals, art, lifestyle, training and what it means to perform. In an eye-catching outfit made for the occasion, Wόjcik will make sudden, theatrical appearances at New York City’s public ice rinks.

The locations and dates follow:

Wollman Rink, November 14, 7:00p.m.
(Rain Date: November 15, 7:00pm)
Central Park at 63rd Street
New York, NY
(212) 439-6900

Lasker Ice Skating Rink, November 16, 1:00p.m.
(Rain Date: November 17, 1:00pm)
Central Park, 110th Street & Lenox Avenue
New York, NY
(917) 492-3856

Wollman Rink, November 22, 10a.m.
Central Park at 63rd Street
New York, NY
(212) 439-6900

Footage of Wόjcik’s outings is on view in Art in General’s project space through November 30, 2006.

This residency and exhibition are part of Art in General’s Eastern European Residency Exchange (EERE) gives artists an opportunity to create a new work in a new context, and to meet and interact with art communities in Eastern Europe and New York City. Julita Wójcik was nominated the EERE by the Center for Contemporary Art Ujadowzski Castle in Warsaw, Poland.

Julita Wójcik’s residency is made possible by the Trust for Mutual Understanding and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support of Julita Wójcik’s residency has been provided by the Polish Cultural Institute in New York.

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