This exhibition consists of a commissioned site-specific work by the Polish artist Pawel Althamer. Working in a variety of media including sculpture, photography, drawing, and performance, he questions the notion of time and space through the exploration of the body and nature, with the aim of redefining the viewer’s perception. This project will coincide with the first major survey of Polish art in the United States entitled In Between: Art from Poland, 1945–2000, held at the Chicago Cultural Center in January 2001. The project is part of several concurrent satellite exhibitions that will take place in Chicago including the Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois-Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Renaissance Society.
This project is part of the citywide collaboration In Between: Art from Poland, 1945–2000, the first major survey of Polish art in the United States, organized by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs; the Zacheta Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warsaw; Susan Snodgrass; and Bohdan Gorczynski.