Artur Żmijewski

  • video June 09, 2017

    Clip from Artur Żmijewski, Glimpse, 2016–17

    2016–17

    Clip from Artur Żmijewski, Glimpse, 2016–17
    Clip from Artur Żmijewski, Glimpse, 2016–17, digital video transferred from 16-mm film, black-and-white, silent, 20 minutes. Part of Documenta 14, at Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA)—Pireos Street (“Nikos Kessanlis” Exhibition Hall), Athens.

  • Artur Żmijewski, Collection (detail), 2016, 16 mm transferred to ten-channel digital video projection, black-and-white, silent, indefinite duration. Jaroslaw, 4 minutes 57 seconds.

    Artur Żmijewski

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    Poland is the future: The nationalist, extreme-right-wing Law and Justice Party swept to power there in October 2015, giving the rest of the world a glimpse of what happens when contemporary populism engulfs a nation and takes hold. This shift announced a crack in the postwar liberal European order, and the results have been as swift as they are terrifying: authoritarian efforts to rewrite the constitution, a draconian attempt to curtail reproductive rights, and the radical defunding of the arts. In this way, Poland can be seen as both a case study and a warning—portending