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2024

Double Solo Show: We were, we are and we will be.
Brandenburg State Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt O.
10.12.2023—18.2.2024
curated by Ulrike Kremeier
https://www.blmk.de

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Renata Kaminska in an interview with Jörg Heiser.Questions about the relationship between art as an aesthetic practice and social action have been among the core themes of Berlin-based artist Renata Kaminska from the very beginning. In terms of cultural philosophy and art history, the theorist Prof. Dr. Jörg Heiser has been dealing with artistic image strategies and un/freedom since the early 1990s. He is a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts, where he is director of the Institute for Art in Context.

2023

🇨🇭Museum Franz Gertsch, Bern/Burgdorf > 18.9.2023
🇵🇱 Muzeum Openheim, Wrocław > 22.9.2023
🇩🇪 Museum of Paper, Berlin > 10.9.2023
🇵🇼 EGIN Art Space, Almaty > 17.9.2023
🇵🇼 ARTBAT public space, Almaty > 15.11.2023

My permanent sculpture, commissioned by City ALMATY. Concrete, Chernozem, Plants; 700cm x 210cm x 300cmIn frames on ARTBAT 2023. In City Hall Park of Almaty.

ARTBAT // 11.08 – 15.11.2023
The overall program of the festival is coordinated by the administration of Almaty city. It encompasses various projects, including community art initiatives, murals, audio installations, film screenings, and a series of projects that will continue after the festival concludes.

As part of the public art project, various areas of the city will be enriched with artistic elements, with the main focus on Baizetova Street. The intersections of Abay and Tole bi streets will host a variety of murals, augmented reality works, graffiti, and temporary installations.

Participating in the festival are artists such as Suarez Vargas Universal (USA/Kyrgyzstan), Birender Kumar Yadav (India), Renata Kaminska (Germany/Poland), Brinda Antonin (Czech Republic), Oksun Kim (South Korea), Lauren Moffatt (Australia), Saule Suleimenova (Kazakhstan), Saken Narynov (Kazakhstan), Aika Akhmetova (USA, Kazakhstan), and others.

EGIN, Almaty, KZ 08.08 – 15.11.2023

EGIN, Almaty, KZ 08.08 – 15.11.2023

On August 24th, solo exhibition by Renata Rara Kaminska, a renowned Polish artist based in Berlin, will open. The event will take place at Egin Art Space and start at 7:00 PM.

Artist talk with curator Julia Sorokina; 26.08.23 at 2:00 PM.

Kaminska has participated in prestigious exhibitions at various museums and independent art events, including Museum Franz Gertsch (Burgdorf/Bern), Muzeum OPENHEIM (Wroclaw), Museum of Paper (Berlin), Public sculpture at Tempelhof Feld (Kulturbüro, Berlin), and Benetton Collection (Venice). Her activist practices focus on political engagement, women’s and minority rights, decolonization, and ecology.

Russia’s colonial policies, the war in Ukraine, and the decolonial discourse in post-Soviet countries have led Kaminska to Central Asia. She sees Kazakhstan not only as a country preserving traditions but also continuing its modernization in its own direction. For her exhibition, the artist addresses the issue of coloniality, working with sculptural objects made from so-called „invasive“ plants – thin strips of veneer from rare species of African relic trees. The metaphor of human-induced changes to ecosystems touches not only on issues of nature conservation inherent in the discourse of the Anthropocene but also on political strategies resisting the actions of empires.

2022

THE RAG – Renata Rara Kaminska /START Foundation Warsaw

29.09.2022 – 03.12.2022

MONOPOL MAGAZIN review by Jana J. Bach

THE RAG, Renata Rara Kaminska, 2022 / SRTART Foundation/ fot. Bartek Górka

The German- and Swiss-based Polish artist Renata Rara Kaminska has her artistic focus on drawing, sculpturing, weaving and installations. As a politically engaged artist she is part of several movements and initiatives, such as for the progressive Polish party “Lewica Razem“. By studying printed local press in Polish, German, French and Czech, Kaminska focuses on collective memory and its manifestation in public spaces, which reflects the main axis of her work. The artist asks:

„Whose property is the public space and which of its part belongs actually to me?”

This space includes city squares and streets, but most importantly for Kaminska, the space of information flow and mass communication. The oldest form of mass media is newspaper. The earliest newspapers date to 17th century Europe when printed periodicals began rapidly to replace the practice of hand-writing newssheets. In the 20th century, newspapers as an immanent part of ordinary everyday scenography were often presented in the still life works of contemporary artists – becoming visible and meaningful in assemblage and ready-made styles.

When in the year 1962, in London, a circle of artists associated with Fluxus, have organised the renowned „Festival of Misfits”, Gustav Metzger (1926–2017) proposed the exhibit of „Daily Express” current publication. The act of transformation of the ordinary newspaper status, from the simple mean of expression into an art installation was to expose the hidden significance of the published contents i.e. the horror of cold war and the aggressive capitalism in post war England. The concept, discarded then as „too political”, was realized by Metzger in Tate Modern a half century later. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Iron Curtain, progressive creators, who were subjected to the real socialism experiment, dreamed of a life in a free-market system and environment, trying hardly to cope with the communist party controlling art institutions. It’s worth to mention here the part of an art performance „ The Panoramic Sea Happening” realized in the year 1967 on Baltic seaside by highly acclaimed artist – Tadeusz Kantor (1915–1990), entitled „Agrarian Culture on the Sand“ by planting rolled newspapers in straight rows in the beach sand. Regardless of the differences in political aims, both “The Panoramic Sea Happening” by Tadeusza Kantor as works of Gustav Metzger entered for good the canon of international art.

The art exhibition of Renata Rara Kaminska, unveiled in Warsaw in the Autumn of 2022 fits into the tradition of critical and socially engaged art. Kaminska consciously reiterates different approaches of artists from passed decades by resorting to material swollen by various meanings, namely: daily press. Draws attention to the constant need of analytical and critical observation of the reality represented and simultaneously created by media. Calls to part of contemporary Polish society which, at the same time, seems to accept the heritage of Western Europe’s ruthless capitalism as well as the inherent leading’s party powerful control over mass media and art institutions, in the style of late communist dictatorships.

Kaminska’s art installations created with newspapers are accompanied by mysterious wooden objects. Its presence reminds of cellulose’s organic origins contained in newspapers, indicates the production process and in wider perspective, points to relation between human civilization and our planets ecosystem. Thin sheets of veneer made from tropical trees, were found in carpentry workshop as an example of so called ”colonial goods”. The artifacts made of these materials resemble internal organs – lungs, heart, bloodstream, crucial for human existence as they are necessary for all other Chordata family members.

Text by Agnieszka Tarasiuk

2021
Solo – Urkraut, public sculpture at Museumsinsel Berlin, Art Week Berlin / Sept. – Oct. 2021
Solo – Spatium / Kunstverein Super Bien Berlin /20.8.2021 -03.10.2021
Übungsstadt Schnöggersburg, D / September 2021
Black Green, Kunstraum Wien, A / Februar 2021

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