BWA Warszawa
BWA Warszawa
Márton Nemes & Małgorzata Szymankiewicz "Falling Out of Rhythm"
29.11.2019 - 08.02.2020
WGW 2019: BOWNIK "Kolory straconego czasu"
20.09.2019 - 23.11.2019
"Boli mnie, gdy się śmieję"
05.07.2019 - 11.09.2019
Martyna Czech, Leszek Knaflewski "Nic nas nie łączy"
25.05.2019 - 30.06.2019
FOAF 2019: BWA Warszawa hosting Gianni Manhattan (Vienna) + Kristina Kite (LA)
06.04.2019 - 11.05.2019
Witek Orski "Wolałbym o tym nie mówić"
14.02.2019 - 30.03.2019
Między Zbawieniem a Konstytucją
11.11.2018 - 05.01.2019
WGW 2018: Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Jan Dobkowski, Zuza Krajewska "Boginie"
21.09.2018 - 27.10.2018
Jadwiga Sawicka "Odruchy protestu"
23.06.2018 - 31.07.2018
Ewa Ciepielewska "Zwierzęta wsparcia emocjonalnego"
12.05.2018 - 16.06.2018
FOAF: Jiří Thýn, Piotr Makowski, Witek Orski, "Linia"
07.04.2018 - 28.04.2018
Adam Adach "Demos i demony"
03.03.2018 - 04.04.2018
Agnieszka Kalinowska "Ciężka woda"
27.01.2018 - 28.02.2018
WGW 2017: Yann Gerstberger, Sławomir Pawszak, Hanna Rechowicz "Cudowne i pożyteczne"
22.09.2017 - 25.11.2017
WGW2017: WYKWITEX
22.09.2017 - 24.09.2017
"Living in a Material World" Paweł Dudziak, Adrian Kolerski, Michał Sroka, Eliasz Styrna, Katarzyna Szymkiewicz
02.09.2017 - 16.09.2017
Małgorzata Szymankiewicz "Rozciąganie pojęć"
27.05.2017 - 29.07.2017
Ruben Montini "One Person Protest"
27.05.2017 - 27.05.2017
Wielka 19
04.03.2017 - 06.05.2017
DYNAMIKA POGORSZEŃ
28.01.2017 - 25.02.2017
Witek Orski & Maria Toboła "Wirujący seks"
17.12.2016 - 14.01.2017
WGW 2016: Karol Radziszewski "Ali"
23.09.2016 - 19.11.2016
Małe formy rzeźbiarskie
19.06.2016 - 10.09.2016
Sławomir Pawszak "Gorąc"
12.03.2016 - 28.05.2016
Krzysztof Maniak "Przypomina mi się śnieg"
06.02.2016 - 05.03.2016
Lada Nakonechna, Zhanna Kadyrova "Eksperymenty"
05.12.2015 - 30.01.2016
WGW 2015: Ewa Axelrad "Minimalne, Konieczne, Obiektywnie Umiarkowane"
25.09.2015 - 21.11.2015
Małgorzata Szymankiewicz "Postprodukcja"
26.06.2015 - 12.09.2015
Joanna Janiak, Piotr C. Kowalski "Z natury rzeczy"
25.04.2015 - 13.06.2015
Iza Tarasewicz "Logistyka odzysku"
14.02.2015 - 19.04.2015
Karol Radziszewski "W cieniu płomienia"
29.11.2014 - 04.02.2015
WGW: Olga Mokrzycka-Grospierre, Nicolas Grospierre "Szkiełko w oku"
26.09.2014 - 22.11.2014
Jadwiga Sawicka "Fragmenty opowiadania"
24.05.2014 - 24.07.2014
Jakub Woynarowski "Saturnia Regna"
15.03.2014 - 17.05.2014
Sławomir Pawszak „Cannabis, whisky, ananas”
11.01.2014 - 08.03.2014
The Gardens. Laura Kaminskaite, Augustas Serapinas BWA Warszawa
23.11.2013 - 19.12.2013
Agnieszka Kalinowska "Ściana wschodnia"
27.09.2013 - 16.11.2013
Zuza Krajewska "Przesilenie"
29.06.2013 - 14.09.2013
WITHERED, Galeria Kisterem, Budapeszt
21.06.2013 - 15.08.2013
LITTLE WARSAW "Enter"
25.04.2013 - 21.06.2013
"Warszawa. Nazajutrz...." Galeria Vartai, Wilno
11.04.2013 - 11.05.2013
Samoorganizacja, część 2: New Roman
23.03.2013 - 20.04.2013
Ewa Axelrad "Warm Leatherette"
26.01.2013 - 20.03.2013
Samoorganizacja, część 1: Pewność
05.01.2013 - 19.01.2013
Ziemilski / Marriott / Koniec świata
21.12.2012 - 21.12.2012
Kama Sokolnicka "Zardzewiałe elementy naszego ogrodu"
28.09.2012 - 30.11.2012
"ALPHAVILLE" Griffin Artspace, Warszawa
28.09.2012 - 30.12.2012
Krystian TRUTH Czaplicki "The Changeling"
21.07.2012 - 09.08.2012
Adam Adach "Reprezentacja"
21.04.2012 - 07.07.2012
Małgorzata Szymankiewicz, Przemek Dzienis "Sub pop"
25.02.2012 - 14.04.2012
Nicolas Grospierre "Bank"
03.12.2011 - 11.02.2012
Tribute To Fangor
05.11.2011 - 20.11.2011
"Nowy porządek", Art Stations, Poznań
29.09.2011 - 09.02.2012
Wojtek Ziemilski "Nowy porządek" performance
23.09.2011 - 24.09.2011
Agnieszka Kalinowska „Wygasłe neony”
10.09.2011 - 30.10.2011
Jarosław Fliciński "Tego nikt do końca nie wie"
25.06.2011 - 28.08.2011
OTWARCIE "Plądrujemy ruiny rzeczywistości"
07.05.2011 - 11.06.2011

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The Gardens. Laura Kaminskaite, Augustas Serapinas
Augustas Serapinas "Jakubowska 16/3 – Jakubowska 16/3"

Gerda Paliušytė: Augustas, how did you meet a man who lives just above the gallery space?

Augustas Serapinas: We (Laura Kaminskaitė, Inesa Pavlovskaitė, Gerda Paliušytė and me) came to Warsaw from Vilnius for a few days to visit the BWA Warszawa, simply to take a look at the space we were invited to have the shows at. After a quick examination, I noticed that it was
a rather ordinary gallery, almost perfect white cube. This situation when you exhibit in the "clean", decontextualized space could happen almost in every part of the world, this is why I am always interested in something more specific, more related to the particular place. Then the gallerists – Michał and Justyna – told a short story about the house in which the gallery was located. They mentioned that there is another gallery, two floors above. They also said that between the two galleries a local men is living in his aprtament; he had settled there before the galleries were established. I realized that it could be the starting point for my exhibition in Warsaw. I needed to talk with the man. After a short introduction by the gallerist of me and what I was doing there, the neighbour agreed to talk with me the next day.

Inesa Pavlovskaitė: How does the neighbour or even the whole neighborhood correlate to the typacal white cube gallery space you are invited
to have a show in?

As I learned from the talk with the neighbour (he spoke Polish and me Russian), the first owner of the house Mieczysław Lubelski had moved
to Great Britain after the Second World War and he never returned because of the political situation. Under communist regime all the real estate in Warsaw was nationalized. By the time, in Saska Kępa district (which before the war had been a luxurious part of the city) mostly the factory workers and similar social class people started to settle in. The district acquired a rather undefined character, in between the legitimate and the illegal. This district traditionally had separate status from the Warsaw city, with its own specific microclimate. Few years ago the house was bought by a new owner who wants to make a kind of cultural house out of it. The neighbour can move to another apartment soon and most likely
a new gallery will be settled in his flat.
Returning to your question, BWA Warszawa gallery and its white cube space make one part of the house, the neighbour above with his authentic flat, furniture, paintings and other things makes another. Also, there is one more gallery and a restaurant located in the same building. Everything is next to each other, and they compound a current state of the house.

I.P.: Do you see the art market as a thread to the local community or, on the contrary, as a benefitial and culturally enriching moment?
How do you understand a community in general and its potentials in this particular case?

It depends on the scale of a particular gallery and on the community as well. But to think in general, the galleries and art market not necessarily mean intellectual product, or bring a cultural value. Yes, sometimes you can see something very relevant there, but we know very well that there is another game going on too. Cultural value for the most part is not related to the business rules.
Community is a group of people who share the same interests. It could be a common activity, a situation, a living place, etc. In this case I am facing a small community comprised of people who use the same house. There are three institutions located in the house, which collaborate,
two galleries and a restaurant. The galleries have their openings and the restaurant provides food and drinks for the public. They share the same Internet connection. The neighbour is in a different position. He does not need to rent an apartment nor he needs any visitors. He would love to have a calm environment, but at the same time he is very communicative and friendly. He brings out another type of communication. However, the neighbour can move to another apartment soon and most likely a new gallery will be settled in his flat.

G.P.: How do you see the role of the gallerist in this exhibition?

In this case you can not separate the space and its inhabitants. I show the BWA Warszawa- a white cube itself- by exposing the items which comes from the neighbour’s flat, things which had probably been there before the gallery arrived at the building. Under these circumstances I see the gallerist as an object of a white cube, as a link to this space.

G.P.: A situation of beeing a guest appears for at least several times in this exhibition. You enter the flat of the neighbour, this meeting results
in bringing a few things downstairs to the space of BWA Warszawa gallery for a period of the exhibition and then the visitors of the exhibition come. What do you think of this repetition?

The main thing which drives me in this case is the neighbour. He can move to another place any minute, then I would not be able to grasp this
situation under the same conditions as I have them now. I can not be very poetical in this situation. I feel a certain problematic and I need to be involved, I need to be inside that situation to be able to act in it. This is why I can not switch myself to the position of a viewer. Maybe I will be able to answer this question later.

Augustas Serapinas (b. 1990, lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania), recent exhibitions include: Lost in Space, Konstfack University College of Arts, Stockholm (2013); Creanature, Roja, (2013); Gym, Raja gallery (2012).



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