Alicja Rogalska: From Ground to Horizon

  • Temporary Gallery, Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst in Köln
  • Exhibition

13.11.2021 – 13.02.2022
With Alicja Rogalska

Creating collaborative situations, processes and actions underpins Alicja Rogalska’s artistic practice. She often works with people who live in precarious economic and political contexts, activists and researchers: migrant workers, people who have been stripped of their citizenship, care workers, street musicians, asylum seekers trained as lawyers, young farmers, folk singing groups or feminist and queer activists. What emerges from these interactions are temporary collectives formed on the basis of a shared life situation, class, political beliefs or a commitment to social change. The videos, images and objects created through the collective processes foreground moments of agency, rebellion and solidarity. Questioning the logic of capitalism, the works attempt to carve a space for imagining other, more just possibilities.

Curated by Aneta Rostkowska, the exhibition at the Temporary Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Art in Cologne, is Rogalska’s first solo show in Germany, gathering artworks made between 2011 and 2021. It sits within an immersive, landscape-like exhibition design by Mateusz Okoński and is accompanied by a rich public programme, including an action in public space, an artist talk, a guided tour, a reading session, a lecture on socially engaged art and a wellness day for Cologne city activists. Check our website and sign up for our newsletter for more information.

The exhibition is supported by the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program.

It is part of the anniversary programme beuys 2021.

The flyer accompanying the exhibition contains a text by Tirdad Zolghadr.

Alicja Rogalska is a 2020/21 Fellow of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program.

Image: Alicja Rogalska, From Ground to Horizon, (Exhibition view) Temporary Gallery Köln, 2021. Photo: Simon Vogel.

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