Die Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, DE

08-12-2002 t/m 05-01-2003

Group exhibition
Krystyna Ziach Die Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, DE
Die Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW, 2002
Catalogue, published by Verein zur Veranstaltung von Kunstausstellungen, 2002, Düsseldorf, DE
Krystyna Ziach Die Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, DE
Sweat II
125 x 180 cm, lambda-print
Archê 1995-1996
Collection Randstad, NL

/.../“Archê” - which is the Greek word for “origin”- is the title of her new show. This universal concept refers to the leitmotiv of “water” or “the wet element” which is implied. Water can be understood as a metaphore for transience and the passing of time. In Archê water is also the symbolic transformation from the material to the spiritual /.../
Archê / Krystyna Ziach, text by Fritz Gierstberg, curator of the Netherlands Photography Institute, Rotterdam, 1994
* read more: "Archê -The Ambivalence of Water and Fire", by M. Thijsen, from the book Infinity & Archê, 2006, NL, on the website: www.krystynaziach.com/documents

Die Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW, Messe Düsseldorf, DE

09-12-2001 t/m 06-01-2002

Works from the series A Spiral of Memory 2001-2002
Krystyna Ziach Die Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW, Messe Düsseldorf, DE
Die Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW, 2001
Catalogue, published by Verein zur Veranstaltung von Kunstausstellungen, 2001, Düsseldorf, DE
Krystyna Ziach Die Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW, Messe Düsseldorf, DE
A Spiral of Memory I
Diptych, lambda-prints, 160 x 240 cm
A Spiral of Memory 2001-2002
Collection DeltaLloyd, NL

/.../ Inert water, in contrast to flowing water, smells: it sews the seeds of death and decay. It nearly has a morbid characteristic and also refers to a disturbance in a natural equilibrium and to changeability. Ziach devotes three works to this idea. They are all photo works with a suggestive depth: the mysterious attraction of static, dark water is manifested in it. In The Spiral of Memory, one witnesses whirlpools. Their inward spiral movement announces change. It signifies flux, unrest, chaos and disturbance. Rolled up photos with images of human body parts tumble around in the whirlpool; they are hauled away in the movement of water./.../
* read more: Archê - The Ambivalence of Water and Fire, text, by Mirelle Thijsen, art critic, 1996,
on website: www.krystynaziach.com