From Ear to Ear to Eye: Sounds and Stories from Across the Arab World

From Ear to Ear to Eye: Sounds and Stories from Across the Arab World

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

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  1. Interview with Artist Alicja Rogalska
    19 May, 2018
    Interview with Artist Alicja Rogalska
    WE NEED TO CREATE ALTERNATIVES FOR THE FUTURE AND WE NEED TO CREATE THEM NOW, COLLECTIVELY Alicja Rogalska in conversation with Roma Piotrowska Roma: In this interview series, I visit artists in their studios. We’ve met at your home because you don’t have a studio. Is it a deliberate decision? Alicja: No, it isn’t. I just can’t afford a studio. Living in London as a full time artist is enough of a struggle. I had a studio at SPACE studios in Hoxton, which I shared with Joanna Rajkowska, but we
  2. Andrzej Wróblewski at David Zwirner Gallery
    14 Apr, 2018
    Andrzej Wróblewski at David Zwirner Gallery
    David Zwirner, London 16 March — 14 April 2018 Review by Roma Piotrowska First published in Contemporary Lynx We may be experiencing a renaissance of post-WW2 Polish art in the United Kingdom.  All of a sudden, two legends of Polish art – until now almost unknown outside of Poland – have been presented to the UK for the first time, in solo exhibitions. In winter, I wrote about the excellent Alina Szpocznikow retrospective at the Hepworth Wakefield. Now I am reviewing this exhibition of
  3. Interview with Katarzyna Perlak
    07 Apr, 2018
    Interview with Katarzyna Perlak
    THERE IS NO SHAME IN BEING EASTERN EUROPEAN Roma Piotrowska in discussion with Katarzyna Perlak First published in Contemporary Lynx Roma Piotrowska: Could you tell me a bit about your background as an artist? Katarzyna Perlak: I studied philosophy, as well arts and crafts in Poland. I also started studying photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, but after one term I went for a gap year to London and quickly decided to stay for much longer. RP: How quickly did you decide to stay? KP:
  4. Alina Szapocznikow
    25 Nov, 2017
    Alina Szapocznikow: Human Landscapes Review. Experience translated through body.
    Hepworth Wakefield 21 October 2017 - 28 January 2018 Review by Roma Piotrowska First published in Contemporary Lynx At the entrance to the gallery lies a leg, the limb of the artist Alina Szapocznikow (1926–1973), cast in plaster. This modest and early in her career sculpture, the first cast of her own body, is the clue to the whole exhibition at Hepworth Wakefield. It sums up the way Szapocznikow worked, using her own body to remember and conserve the unstable. The leg seems to kick the viewer