Contemporary Lynx invites curators, collectors, museums directors, gallery owners, and people from the “art world” to share with us the most interesting, important or intriguing artworks by Polish artists. Each of our guests selects one piece of art and presents it in the form of a postcard. This bite-size selection chosen by experts aims to show the vibrancy and quality of contemporary Polish art.
The solo exhibition by Piotr Uklański: ESL runs from 5 December 2013 to 16 March 2014 at the Bass Museum of Art. For ESL, Uklański has created a striking and monumental fiber art sculpture, on view for the very first time at the Bass Museum of Art. The exhibition is organised by Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director and Chief Curator, with assistance from Bryan Granger, Curatorial Assistant.
Piotr Uklański was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1968. He lives and works in New York and Warsaw. His work has been featured in exhibitions including Czterdziesci i Cztery (Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw, 2012), Polska Neo-awangarda (Carlson Gallery, London 2012), 75th Annual Pułaski Parade, (New York, 2012), Discharge! (Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2011), 2010 Whitney Biennial (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2010), Living in Evolution (Busan Biennale, Busan, 2010), Pop Life (Tate Modern, London, 2009), When Things Cast No Shadow (5th Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2008), Biało-czerwona (Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2008), Joy of Photography (Musées de la Ville de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, 2007), A Retrospective (Vienna Secession, 2007), Summer Love (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2007), Shapes of Space (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2007), Summer Love (63 Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia, Venice, 2006), Where Are We Going? (Palazzo Grassi, Venice, 2006), Territorio Livere (26 São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo, 2004), Piotr Uklański (Kunsthalle Basel, 2004), Dreams and Conflicts: The Viewer’s Dictatorship (50th International Art Exhibition, Venice, 2003), Project 72 (MoMA, New York, 2000), Greater New York (P.S.1, New York, 2000), The Nazis (KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2000), Manifesta 2 (Casino Luxemburg – Forum d’Art contemporain, Luxemburg, 1998).
As a Curatorial Assistant at the Bass Museum of Art, Bryan Granger has helped organize exhibitions of Piotr Uklanski and Mat Collishaw. Prior to joining the Bass Museum of Art, He also worked with Minus Space in Brooklyn, NY; The Artist’s Institute, New York, NY; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, where he worked on the exhibitions Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy and Jim Nutt: Coming Into Character. He is currently a Master’s candidate in Art History at Hunter College in New York.