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January 29, 2016 - March 3, 2016
BOWNIK. Things in themselves
Gallery of the Polish Institute in Düsseldorf
Curator: Iwo Zmyślony
Opening: Friday, 29 January 2016, 7 pm
Duration: 2 Feburary – 3 March 2016
Opening hours: Tue-Wed 11am-7pm, Thu-Fri 11am-4pm
Bownik (born 1977) is a visual artist. His large-format photographs deal with youths, reconstruction of values and the impact of technology on everyday life. Visual conventions taken from the cinema, police archives and classic paintings make up the map over which the artist traverses. Bownik is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. His works are in collections at the Huis Marseille Museum for Photography in Amsterdam, the National Library in Warsaw, the ING Polish Art Foundation and in private collections. Bownik was nominated for the 2014 Paszporty Polityki award. He is the author of the photo book Disassembly (the main prize in the Photographic Publication of the Year in 2014, and nominated for the Photobook Award Kassel 2014). Bownik lives and works in Warsaw.