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New York: Hanza Zamojski
October 13, 2016 - December 4, 2016
This Fall OSMOS invites Polish multi-disciplinary artist Honza Zamojski to install an exhibition entitled Ghostism at OSMOS Address, our project space located at 50 East First Street in Manhattan. The work will be on view from October 13 until December 4, 2016.
At the center of the project is a series of black-and-white photographs depicting sculptures made of magnets. Recalling the tone and proportion of Brassai’s famous portfolio Les Sculptures de Picasso, Zamojski’s shadowy monuments also invoke the unrealized forms of Constructivist architecture. The magnetized compositions become stand-ins for both the human figure and its built constructions.
Employing the simplest of materials to explore what he terms “the nonsensical nuances of reality,” Zamojski aims to challenge the “traditional opposition between spirituality and materialism” through a sculptural medium that holds its form precisely through the energy that courses through it.
Playful and direct, the work manifests a paradox: reaching towards the sky, the magnetic towers are simultaneously bound forever inward, twisting and malforming to accommodate their many magnetic poles. These photographs will be accompanied by works in other media and a screening produced by OSMOS at First Street Green Park, with support from NYC Parks, on the evening of August 17, 2016.
Honza Zamojski (b. 1981) is an artist, designer, book publisher and curator whose practice spans multiple genres and mediums, from photography, to drawing, to sculpture. His work has been shown at solo and group shows in Poland and abroad, including the Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Foksal Gallery, Morsbroich Museum and the Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York. He presented his lecture on self-publishing, titled “How it’s Made”, at the Centre Pompidou (2013), MoMA Library and Printed Matter New York (both 2012).
OSMOS Address is a project space founded by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz for art gatherings, publications, and exhibitions in the East Village storefront that was once a saloon frequented by Emma Goldman and other radicals. OSMOS has established itself as an international platform for the exchange of ideas and images.