The Forgetting of Proper Names

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25 January - 18 March 2012

Artists: Wojciech BÄ…kowski, Anna Molska, Agnieszka Polska

The Forgetting of Proper Names is a multi-strand, two-month season that focuses on the vibrant contemporary art and culture from Poland, exploring the subjectivity of memory, language and translation, the way the past is reshaped over time and reinterpreted as it crosses cultural boundaries. Centred around a core exhibition of three young, dynamic Polish artists showing for the first time in London: Wojciech BÄ…kowski (b. 1979, Poznan), Anna Molska (b. 1983, Prudnik) and Agnieszka Polska (b. 1985, Lublin), this unique season also interweaves performance, screenings, readings and discussion exploring the fresh innovative ways in which the artists engage with the history of the avant-garde and the changing social conditions in contemporary Poland, making explicit the connections to contemporary Polish literature, poetry and music.