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September 23, 2014 - October 11, 2014
Maximum speed / Höchstgeschwindigkeit
opening: 23 September, 6:30 p.m.
Andel’s Hotel Berlin
On September 2nd, 2006, the Taurus locomotive of the EuroSprinter family set a new world record for conventional electric locomotives. No. 1216-050 locomotive with a capacity of 6000 kW owned by Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB reached a top speed of 357 km/h near Ingolstadt. 10 locomotives of the series are currently used in Poland by PKP Intercity. The Maximum speed / Höchstgeschwindigkeit exhibition is the result of an analysis of the record-breaking Taurus series’ design, as well as their predecessors, the DB 103 series, which in 1985 broke the world record on German rails, reaching the speed of 283 km/h.
Born in 1974 in Warsaw. From 1997-2002 he studied Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (graduation work at Professor Jarosław Modzelewski’s studio). Since 2004 the artist has worked at his alma mater as Professor Modzelewski’s assistant lecturer. In 2012 he received his Ph.D.
Przybylski’s work has been shown in over thirty solo exhibitions, including at Kordegarda Gallery (a division of the Zachęta National Gallery of Art) in Warsaw, the Railway Museum in Warsaw, BWA Galleries of Contemporary Art in Zielona Góra and in Tarnów, the Arsenal Gallery in Białystok, the Österreichische Kulturforum (Austrian Cultural Forum) in Warsaw, the Polish Institute and the Space Gallery in Bratislava. He’s also participated in several group exhibitions (including the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, the Królikarnia palace in Warsaw, the Museum of Upper-Silesia in Bytom, and the Crazycurators Biennial in Bratislava).
The publications where Przybylski is mentioned include The new phenomena in Polish art after 2000, 77 works of art with a history, Textiles – the encore. The dictionary of young Polish culture, A collection of contemporary Polish art at the Museum of Upper Silesia in Bytom, and A guide to art galleries. The art of investing in Art, Vol. 3. The author Maciej Malicki mentioned Przybylski’s work in his Book Takie Tam.
The artist has been represented by the m2 [m kwadrat] Gallery in Warsaw since January 2007.
Photo: Igor Przybylski ,1116-249, 2014 and 1116-205, 2014, courtesy the artist and galeria m²