Zofia Kulik | Splendor of the Artisan

Zofia Kulik | Splendor of the Artisan

Solo exhibition

3 July – 27 August 2023
Les Rencontres de la Photographie d'Arles
Église des Trinitaires, Arles, France

Persons Projects is proud to announce the participation of Zofia Kulik at Les Rencontres de la Photographie 2023 in Arles!

We invite you to the opening of her solo exhibition, Splendor of the Artisan, curated by Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska with the artist present, at Église des Trinitaires Arles.
The exhibition will remain open from 3 July – 27 August 2023, daily 10 am – 7:30 pm

The exhibition is the first monographic presentation of the artist in France. It reveals the universe of symbols and images created by Zofia Kulik, and shows the details of her technical approach, tracing the beginnings of her fascination for the transformed photographic image. The works thematically focus on the relationship between man and woman, the individual and the mass, as well as symbols of power and totalitarianism. The works presented are the masterpieces of Kulik, among others, the famous self-portrait Splendor of Myself IV or the monumental Favorite Balance, which is part of the collections of the Stedelijk Museum.

Zofia Kulik was first active in the artistic duo KwieKulik (1971–1987) with her partner Przemysław Kwiek. They performed, often staging their private life for the camera, creating an alternative, subversive space independent from the official artistic circuit. After the breakup, she devoted herself entirely to photography. Since 1987, Zofia Kulik has been working individually, creating black-and-white, multiple-exposure photographs. Her work has been shown at Documenta 12 in Kassel (2007) and the 47th Venice Biennale (1997), MoMA NY. Also, many works are part of renowned international collections such as Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, Moderna Museet, as well as MoMA NY.