Janusz Bąkowski / Piotr Bosacki - 1 i 2

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Concept/proofreadingKuba Śwircz
TextZbigniew Dłubak, Piotr Bosacki
DesignŁukasz Walendziuk
Height (cm)19
Width (cm)19
Spine (cm)0.3
Year of Publication2012
Published by:Archeology of Photography Foundation

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A visual extract of exhibitions of the same title in the Archeology of Photography Foundation as a part of the Living Archives project. 1 & 2 is an exhibition built around the issue of applying a mathematical-logical regime in artistic practice. The main pretext for this analysis is the little-recognised work of Janusz Bąkowski (1922-2005), where the theme dominated.  Bąkowski, a self-taught artist who soon became a significant member of the 1970s neo-avantgarde community, was fascinated by the relationship between the ostentatious rigour of mathematics and the freedom of art opposed to it – in his large-format photographic panels and objects, this order is reversed. The clear, realistic representation of photography, sculpture and painting gets decomposed, losing its clarity by means of precise geometric divisions and mathematical calculations.