Friday, 12 February 2010

Ponglish for Beginners Part 2

(Untitled Damian Chrobak)

Ponglish for Beginners Part 2 focuses on the theme of the Metropolis.
London has attracted many Polish people to its bright lights and opportunities. In this exhibition five young artists who have moved to Britain from Poland, explore different aspects of the City.
Marek Borysiewicz has been travelling to the capital cities of Europe for his photography cycle 'City' celebrating the contemporary architecture of a growing Europe.
Damian Chrobak sees the amusing idiosyncrasies created by the advertisement saturated environment of the city, he uses photography to play with what we think is real and what is the ideal world of the advertiser.
Agnieszka Mlicka's work draws on the role of the city planner, her architectural paintings seem to be in a constant state of progress and eternal construction.
The documentary photography of Michal Andrysiuk has taken him to the alternative lifestyles and occupations within the city, introducing him to a variety of characters, including toy makers, makers of musical instruments and a eunuch. In other works he presents characters and stories pushed aside and ignored by the rest of the metropolis.

From Space is a unique arts space in the centre of Manchester, associated with Islington Mill and just outside of Spinningfields, it is a world to its own. The public are invited to come in and draw every day at 2, and are encouraged to use the space to get on with some work, read, or join in with all sorts of projects which happen there.
Ponglish For Beginners is a series of exhibitions which explore the relationship between Britain and Poland, beginning with Polish artists who practise in Britain.

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