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Aleksandra Janik

Aleksandra Janik

Residence Period: 2015.07.16-2015.08.12

Aleksandra Janik

"PLACE. The Quest for the Quest" Exhibition
Aleksandra Janik, Małgorzata Warlikowska, Magdalena Hlawacz @ AIR3331

Date: August 8 (Sat) - August 11 (Tue), 2015
Time: 12:00 - 19:00
Venue: 3331 Arts Chiyoda, gallery room B104
Free entry

Reception: August 8 (Sat) 18:00 - 20:00
All welcome


We are always in a certain place, we are topographically located. But the question 'where?' is no longer a question about localization. Our 'being anywhere' is affirmed in various relations, dependencies, and influences. Place is everywhere.

Our works are an artistic (re)construction of "the place". The meaning of "the place" will be reevaluated via subtle art interventions in space. The concept of 'Topophilia' - a strong perception of place, the affective bond with environment, mental, emotional, and cognitive ties to a place - will be explored. Techniques will include photographs, installation base printmaking, objects and artists' books.


Photographer Aleksandra Janik is joined in residence by her collaborators, Magdalena Hlawacz and Małgorzata Warlikowska - arists and academics based in Wroclaw and Opole, Poland.

"Places, people, objects, stories, events - a journey - this is our fundamental set of artistic techniques. Our works are most often created in motion, on the way, in dynamically changing spatial and personal arrangements. The goals of our efforts are accurately described by Kyorai in a haiku: Even in my own town / I now sleep / as a traveler."

This residency is supported by the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw and the University of Opole.