Operations on Places

Curator: Waldemar Tatarczuk 8.11.2018 - 5.1.2019

Robert Kuśmirowski created an object out of leather, old-fashioned bag and photographs from his performance “+/-“. During the performance which took place in Lublin in 2009, he was wearing a costume proper for a physical worker from the communist era in Poland. The photos were taken in front of an old wooden caravan, a place where workers used to temporarily live. Black and white yellowed photos suggest that the event took place dozens of years ago. The object looks like something found in an archive. Kuśmirowski is often called “the genius of fake” as most of his works are based on the reconstructing or copying of old objects, documents, photographs, or making imitations.


Robert Kuśmirowski, +/-, 2009, Location: Square in the vicinity of Żwirki i Wigury Street, Lublin, Mixed media installation