Katarzyna Krakowiak. Cut at the Level of the Sky

Zachęta / in front of the main entrance
free entry

Katarzyna Krakowiak’s work consists of a performative drawing — a recording of an eight-hour operation on the façade of the Zachęta building. It was created as a result of gradual, methodical cleaning, washing of the walls of the gallery and revealing the architecture. The material was the dust accumulated on the façade, while water was the tool. The drawing, left exposed to dirty air during the exhibition, will gain and lose successive layers deposited and washed away by atmospheric factors.

The gesture, activity and movement itself, as well as the further life of the drawing, were important in the artist’s action, inspired by the history of Zachęta as a cultural institution and the architectural changes of the building.

The drawing is visible on the base of the façade from Królewska Street, as well as on the façade of Zachęta.

"The Zachęta in the Summer / Plac Małachowskiego 3" programme is organized with the financial support from the City of Warsaw:

event accompanying the exhibition
  • 18.06 – 30.09.2018
    Plac Małachowskiego 3

    How does a building work? What are the first impressions it makes? What do we see in subsequent visits? What is the impact of the building on the employees? And finally, what is it as a declaration of a company? Going beyond the questions asked in the abovementioned study, one may ask about the meaning of the senses, in experiencing, in feeling architecture, and analyse buildings from the perspective of the body.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
Upcoming events
  • 27.01 (Fri) 18:00
    From Dürer to Skoczylas, or why artists reached for the woodcut
    Lecture (in Polish)
    Zachęta / cinema room (entrance from Burschego street)cinema room
  • 28.01 (Sat) 12:15
    Expressive line
    (in Polish)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 29.01 (Sun) 12:15
    Sunday guided tours
    (in Polish)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 04.02 (Sat) 17:00
    Saturday Artwalk
    Kulisiewicz. Succinct Beauty
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 05.02 (Sun) 12:15
    Stasys Eidrigevičius. Tour of the exhibition
    (in Polish)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta