: Profile Foundation, 2010Texts
: Bożena Czubak, and othersDesign
: Iwo RutkiewiczFormat
: 26 x 21 cmPages
Quotation Marks is an attempt to talk about Jarosław Kozłowski’s artistic practice, to talk about it with the voices of ten authors — art historians and critics, scholars of contemporary culture and international curators. The essays collected in the volume have been written from various research perspectives and give insight into different aspects of the artist’s practice. Regarded as a leading figure of the conceptual art movement, Jarosław Kozłowski is an author of artistic books, initiator of many significant events, co-author of the international artistic exchange NET, founder of the Akumulatory 2 Gallery in Poznań, curator of exhibitions, professor at numerous universities and, above all, an artist whose work has become an important point of reference for a younger generation of artists inspired by Conceptualism. Some of the myths regarding this tradition are debunked by the authors of this volume in their reinterpretations of Kozłowski’s practice, especially in their analyses of themes abandoned or never taken up due to affiliations with the axioms of the ‘conceptual paragraphs’. The Quotation Marks are a polyphony of voices, situating Kozłowski’s art at the points of contact of various artistic and historical discourses. Essays written from the viewpoint of different cultural experiences enable us to look at his art from a broader perspective and in the context of an artistic geography constructed outside the hierarchy of universal canons.