previews

  • “Jiří Kovanda: I Haven’t Been Here Yet”

    Wrocław Contemporary Museum (MWW)
    2A Strzegomski Sq
    November 8 - December 20

    Curated by Adam Dominik

    Known for his Minimalist “action interventions”—for example, building a farcically modest stack of sugar cubes, as though staging a riposte to Donald Judd’s aggressively scaled structures—Jiří Kovanda first presented his work outside of his native Czechoslovakia in 1976, inWarsaw. For this retrospective—fittingly staged at another Polish venue, this one in Wrocław—he will be represented by a selection of paintings, photographs, and documents, as well as extant objects from his performances. Rather than fetishizing these materials, curator Adam Dominik will invite viewers to engage Kovanda’s work directly, staging a series of actions in the space of the museum. Documentation of this activity will be included in the show’s catalogue, along with essays by Pavlina Morganova, Walter Seidl, and Dominik.