Agnes Janich

Review 5

Pain, loneliness and eroticism - Agnes Janich in Elektrownia
The Informationist
J.W.
Oct 9th, 2012

A taboo-breaking exhibition. Pain, loneliness and difficult relationships, all this as told by the international artist, Agnes Janich, in her films and photographs.

This coming Fri, Oct 12th, the MCCA Elektrownia in Radom invites us to the opening of Agnes Janich's exhibition, Body Memory. The artist will present her performance, Annoying Flower.The show commences at 6pm at the MCCA Elektrownia, Domagalskiego St, Radom, and continues through Nov 11th.

After the opening, a panel Who is the victim here-the weak woman or the strong man? Is the perpetrator really privileged? with Agnes Janich, Monika Weychert-Waluszko (TVP Kultura, Art&Business) and Marta Raczek, PhD (Jagiellonian University).

Body Memory is an exhibition presenting 3 of her film and photo projects: firstly, I Hate My Body When You're Gone, a series of films and pictures on self-destruction, fear of loneliness and the perverse fulfillment coming drawn from self-hurt. Secondly, Is a Whole More Than a Sum of Parts, an exploration of an young woman's journey reading her body through Other's quotes on her Self. Lastly, That You Have Someone, intensely erotic imagery combined with texts on Love in times of War.

Agnes Janich was born in 1985 in Lodz and lives and works in Warsaw and New York. She graduated from Photography in the School of Visual Arts. She deals with body memory and the memory of history and works in installations, film, photographs, sculptures, performances and public art. She took part in many solo and group exhibitions in the US, Italy, Austria, Spain and Switzerland. She has shown i.e.at the 9th Sharjah Biennial, Zacheta, National Gallery of Art, Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna, MLAC in Rome and the Auschwitz Jewish Center, an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York and MOCAK, Krakow. Next year, she will present her works i.e.in the CCA Laznia, Gdansk and Garage CCC, Moscow. Agnes Janich is represented by Charim Galerie, Vienna and Keller Kunst, Zurich.

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