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Green Point Projects Debuts an Exhibition of Two Polish Modernists, Abakanowicz and Markowski

The new cultural initiative in Brooklyn is presenting its second show in New York comprised this time of works by two Polish artists: Magdalena Abakanowicz and Eugeniusz Markowski.

(Left) Magdalena Abakanowicz, “Untitled” (no date), jute, resin, wood, 53.9 x 18.5 x 9.6 inches. (Right) Eugeniusz Markowski, “A Card” (1976), oil on canvas, 49.6 x 55.1 inches

Green Point Projects, a new cultural initiative in Brooklyn founded in April 2017 and located in a repurposed warehouse in an industrial part of Greenpoint close to Boiler / Pierogi and A/D/O, are pleased to announce A Walking Lesson: ABAKANOWICZ / MARKOWSKI, an exhibition curated by Marek Bartelik.

The second exhibition will gather together sculptures and graphic works by Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930–2017) and paintings and drawings by Eugeniusz Markowski (1912–2007). This is the first US show of Abakanowicz following her death earlier this year, and the first major show ever of Markowski in this country. The two artists have never been presented in the same show.

As curator of the exhibition Marek Bartelik writes in the exhibition catalogue:
“Magdalena Abakanowicz and Eugeniusz Markowski — these two artists are not an obvious pairing. She was a world-renowned sculptor known for works that communicate foremost the angst and pain of living under the dark shadows of a totalitarian regime and the Cold War, as well as broader personal traumas experienced after World War II in Poland and elsewhere. He was a painter, little known outside of his native country, whose highly expressive compositions of naked people spoke about human life in a highly satirical, but also humorous way, exposing its anarchical madness put in—to use the words of the art critic and poet Mariusz Rosiak — ‘a corset of mental stereotypes of his time and place.’ What they shared artistically was their strong commitment to a figurative expressiveness with the uniquely Polish backlights on history.”

Media inquiries: Bartek Remisko PR — [email protected]

A Walking Lesson: ABAKANOWICZ / MARKOWSKI opens at Green Point Projects (27 Gem Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn) on November 4, 2017 (6-8pm) and continues through December 16. The exhibition is open Thursday-Saturday, 12–6pm (otherwise by appointment: 201 470 2000)