26. May 2020

Zdzisław Sosnowski (b. 1947, Ignacew) is one of the leading figures of Polish neo-avant-garde of the 1970s. He works in experimental film and photography, performance, sound and digital images. His works show his interest in the semiotics of the image, analytical and conceptual experiments. Sosnowski is one of the first artists who used the language of popular culture and consciously created a mythical persona and media image (choosing a goalkeeper character), building a type of a phenomenon typical of pop culture in the commercialized world. In 1977, he married the artist Teresa Tyszkiewicz, with whom he made several video works in the following years. He has been living in Paris since 1982.

Sosnowski sends us for the project his work Entropy, proclaiming that "despite this, I have been an individual throughout my life."

Paris, 20/05/2020

"Artists Respond" project was started by the Institute for the Research of the Avant-Garde and the Marinko Sudac Collection. Addressing the current global pandemic, the project aims to virtually present the thoughts and attitudes of neo-avant-garde artists, their energy and the message they have for the present moment. This is the moment in which the world as we know it is on hold and the moment in which we need optimism and solidarity more than ever. We wish for the public to welcome the creative energy of these artists - artists who are ready to point out the state of things, to respond with art and creativity, as they have done in all difficult times in the past.

Zdzisław Sosnowski was a participant of our Artist on Vacation project in 2013, organised by the Institute for the Research of the Avant-Garde and the Marinko Sudac Collection, with Valamar Riviera d.d. in whose facilities they reside in Poreč.

See more: Artist on Vacation

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