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Piotr Nathan

Galerie Isabella Kacprzak

Piotr Nathan aims at reaching a truth behind the objectivist, universalist, fetishistic demands of the modern art object. Through Nathan’s objects, we experience how meaning is made, how material fetishism arises. But at the same time, we are ensnared, compelled to roam about, dumbfounded by the grandiloquent, brutal aspects of the objects themselves. Nathan makes himself vulnerable, fearing neither obviousness nor contradictions. The titles of his pieces and the arrangement of this exhibition (which offers works from the past seven years—almost a miniretrospective) confirm the impression that Nathan is intent on getting the static qualities of his objects to flow and shift in such a way that the power of the works’ own irony may be sabotaged.

In dissolving the usual relationships between objects, their materials, and their titles, Nathan manages to create new interrelations between the

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