The concept behind the show “Small Sculptural Forms” is the fruit of an observation of how works of art, sculpture and other three-dimensional objects in particular, function beyond the gallery space. What becomes of a sculpture when it travels outside of the white cube of the gallery into the hands of a private collector? How does it fit into its new spatial context? How do different works of art interact with one another in this space – and with other, conventional objects? Does the difference between the realm of art and of the everyday become more defined – or does it, perhaps, disappear altogether?
Why, after all, do we surround ourselves with objects that, at the outset, don’t have any other function besides an aesthetic one? A cupboard designed by Adam Adach provides an introduction of sorts, full of trinkets and talismans brought over by the artist from all over the world. In a similar vein, artists Katarzyna Przezwańska and Sławomir Pawszak were invited to shape the arrangement of the exhibition to create a single, buzzing, heterogeneous whole. The duo also created a set of cupboard-platforms to hold and exhibit all the art objects taking part in the show.