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BODY OF WORK
A solo exhibition of works by Karol Radziszewski

Friday, November 18, 2011 - Sunday, December 11, 2011

Splatterpool Artspace
138 Bayard St, Brooklyn, NY

Body of Work at the Splatterpool Artspace is the first solo exhibition in the United States by the artist Karol Radziszewski.


Karol Radziszewski (b.1980) defines himself as a conceptual artist. His artistic practice in a range of media strives to manipulate the viewer to succumb to varying aesthetic constructs, such as the representation of the male body and others, that play with ideas of "what constitutes art."


Ready 2 Die (2009) and Backstage (2011) - video works presented at the Splatterpool Artspace - are manifestations of his captive attention to the concept of masculinity in contemporary culture. In both videos Radziszewski brings fantasies to life as he objectifies his subjects and sensually peeps through the camera lens. The artist captures his models/actors tenderly on camera as he directs them while never quite becoming intimate with his subjects.


Radziszewski lives and works in Warsaw, Poland where he received his MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2004. He works with photography, video, film, installation and creates interdisciplinary projects. His practice extends to magazines, artist books, fashion as well as curatorial concept projects. Publisher and editor-in-chief of DIK Fagazine, Radziszewski has exhibited at institutions including The National Museum in Warsaw; Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Museum Of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad; Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz; The National Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu; Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig; CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; 4 Prague Biennale; New York Photo Festival; Bat-Yam International Biennale of Landscape Urbanism; Biennale of Young Artists, Tallinn; Real Art Ways, Hartford; New Museum, New York; and Cobra Museum, Amsterdam.


Karol Radziszewski's residency is made possible by the Residency Unlimited /Flux Factory partnership in collaboration with the Polish Cultural Institute New York, and with support from a-i-r laboratory/CCA Ujazdowski Castle. We are grateful to Splatterpool for inviting the artist for his first solo show in the USA.


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