Katharina Marszewski at EXILE

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Artist: Katharina Marszewski

Exhibition title: Unnecessary Warsaw Correspondent

Venue: EXILE, Berlin, Germany

Date: October 13 – November 17, 2016

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and EXILE, Berlin

Note: a conversation between Melissa Canbaz and Katharina Marszewski can be found here

EXILE is pleased to participate in this year’s European Month of Photography with a solo exhibition by artist Katharina Marszewski entitled Unnecessary Warsaw Correspondent.

The exhibition reveals an array of visual material and sources of non-linear events assembled during the last 15 years. Marszewski’s small-format photographs, previously glued into notebooks, depict façades, gazes, acts, lines of text and locations for possible scenarios. On the streets of her native city of Warsaw, the artist found the material for a language that she didn’t want to forget.

One can see a longing for expression – or perhaps for another identity? ‘The city I couldn’t live in became my muse.’ Her self-imposed role as fictional correspondent reads like an unusual report, rich in associations. At the same time, Marszewski breaks with conformist expectations for a uniform narrative and uses her photographs to visualize other planes of reality in collages and arrangements. 

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Katharina Marszewski, Kamilla in Petrol, 2016. Collage, 34 x 24 cm

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Katharina Marszewski, Widok 19, 2016. Wood, pencil, screen, silk-screen chemicals, 97 x 97 cm

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Katharina Marszewski, Set of Jaunesse 15 & 16, 2016. C-type prints and gold engraved, spray-painted cardboard mounts, 57 x 54 cm each

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Katharina Marszewski, Untitled (UWC), 2001-2013. C-type print, 10 x 7 cm

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Katharina Marszewski, Untitled (UWC), 2001-2013. C-type print, 10 x 7 cm

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Katharina Marszewski, Busride/kleine Arbeit-oder, aus gegebenem Anlass, driving down to strike, 2016. Inkjet print on metallic paper, 18 x 25 cm

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Katharina Marszewski, sytuacja liryczna (detail), 2016. Zinc pipe & screen print on wall, dimensions variable

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Katharina Marszewski, sytuacja liryczna, 2016. Zinc pipe & screen print on wall, dimensions variable

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Katharina Marszewski, sytuacja liryczna (detail), 2016. Zinc pipe & screen print on wall, dimensions variable

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Katharina Marszewski, Untitled (UWC), 2001-2013. C-type print, 7 x 10 cm

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Katharina Marszewski, Set of Jaunesse 8, 2016. C-type prints and gold engraved, color cardboard mount, 57 x 54 cm

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Katharina Marszewski in collaboration with Ricardo Lee Perez, Frankfurter Chromleuchter, 2016. Spray cans, industrial foam, spray-paint, candles, 70 x 50 x 50 cm

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Katharina Marszewski, Set of Jaunesse 10, 2016. C-type prints and gold engraved, color cardboard mount, 57 x 54 cm

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Katharina Marszewski, Muzla (UWC), 2001-2013. C-type print, 7 x 10 cm

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Katharina Marszewski, Set of Jaunesse 12, 2016. C-type prints and gold engraved, spray-painted cardboard mount, 57 x 54 cm

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