Zbigniew Dłubak (1921-2005) started working on the theme of the female nude around 1958 and continued it for the rest of his practice. However, he was never considered an expert in nude photography, a paradox that can be explained by the fact that his nudes always followed modernist logic, serving to make statements on the language of photography, on the processes of sign creation and interpretation, or on the mechanisms of visual perception. Emphasized, such theoretical investigations were far more important than the fact that they were carried out on photographs of the naked female body. The exhibition highlights precisely these themes from the artist’s broad-ranging oeuvre. A selection of images from the 1970-1978 Gesticulations series, which were created in many variants using many different models, and sketches and documentation of three Iconospheres photographic installations from 1967-1971 are presented to exemplify Dłubak’s exceptionally consistent and rigorous work with the female body. In a larger version the exhibition was part of the main program at the Photoespaña2013 festival in Madrid.
Exhibition on view through 31 October 2013
Opening reception: 27 September, 7 p.m.
Curator of the exhibition: Karolina Ziębińska-Lewandowska
Design of the exhibition: Jan Strumiłło
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue:
edited by Karolina Ziębińska-Lewandowska, with an essay by Chantal Pontbriand
design Jakub Certowicz
language versions: English – Polish – Spanish
More detailed information on Zbigniew Dlubak work and his archive can be found on the web of the Archeology of Photography Foundation www.photoarchives.pl, under the following link: http://www.archeologiafotografii.pl/en/image/tid/86
Catalogue co-funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the city of Warsaw and the Polish Institute in Madrid.