Title: Ewa Kuryluk: I, White Kangaroo / Io, il Canguro Bianco
Organized by: Starak Family Foundation
Exhibitor: Ewa Kuryluk
The Starak Family Foundation commissioned “Ewa Kuryuluk: I, White Kangaroo / Io, il Canguro Bianco“, an Official Collateral Event at the 59th Venice Biennale. Kuryluk is a leading representative of hyperrealism in the history of Polish, who in the late 1970s used fabric as a medium to seek an individual, recognisable form. Ewa Kuryluk is also a precursor of site-specific installations, an award-winning writer and poet, as well as and insightful researcher.
This is Ewa Kuryluk’s first exhibition in Venice, since the première in 1978, to feature “In the Four Walls“. The installation is made of cheap lining linen, covered with life-size drawings of the artist and her life companion, Helmut Kirchner. A significant context for this installation is the triptych entitled “I, the White Kangaroo“, which gives the name to the exhibition. This work is a kind of manifesto for the self-identification of an artist as a member of a community unrestricted by genres. Indeed Ewa Kuryluk identifies with this animal — her relatives called her “Kangaroo” — as she sees animals as a model of compassion and coexistence.
Apr 23 – Sept 25 Tue – Sun, 11am – 7pm
Sept 27 – Nov 27 Tue – Sun, 10am – 6pm
Palazzo Querini, Dorsoduro 2691