Karolina BREGUŁA (ur. 1979)

Histories of Art from the Histories of Art series

pigment print, dibond, Fomei Jet Premium Matt 235 g,
100 x 150 cm,
signed "Karolina Breguła," dated, titled and edition on the reverse
edition: 1/5 + 2 a.p.

The Histories of Art is a series of photographic stories whose unconventional subjects are destroyed pieces of art. Breguła chose examples known to the broader public from media releases about the circumstances of the destruction. She makes a reference in her images to works and events which reappear in everyday life in the most unexpected moments and ways. They include the Fettecke by Joseph Beuys, i.e. a lump of butter placed in the corner of a room in the Düsseldorf Academy of Art, which was cleaned by a custodian of the institution; the meteor from La nona ora by Maurizio Cattelan, which was removed from the sculpture by the Polish member of parliament Witold Tomczak, and the hole punched in a Baroque painting by Paolo Porpora by a 12-year boy who tripped while visiting the museum. The work presented here depicts the last incident.
Exhibition: Barry Room, Taipei Artist Village, group show, Taipei, Taiwan (2017).

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