Solo exhibition Space of Imagination, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag, NL
31-10-2014 t/m 08-02-2015
Solo exhibition Space of Imagination 2014-2015, curated by Hans Rooseboom, curator of photography at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. Krystyna Ziach has been trained as a sculptress and as a photographer. In her work she combines both disciplines, but she continues to approach reality as a sculptress. In the exhibition organised in the fall of 2014 by the Beelden aan Zee museum, the emphasis is on a series of works from the early nineties. These so-called photo sculptures are monumental spatial constructions or installations, in which photos of the human body, culture and nature are incorporated.It is in this very series of works that Krystyna Ziach’s dual background becomes visible and the two disciplines, photography and sculpture, merge. The photo sculptures have geometrical shapes-squares, triangles and circles-which Ziach combines with materials such as sand, salt, mirror, glass and iron. In this way she creates captivating conceptual works in which the sculptress/photographer plays with optical illusions and the symbolic. Krystyna Ziach lives in Amsterdam. Her photographs are included in various important collections of, among others: Centre Pompidou/Bibliothèque Kandinsky, the Biliothèque nationale de France, Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf, Museum Ludwig in Cologne, and the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
Hans Rooseboom, 2014, curator of photography at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and guest curator of solo exhibition Space of Imagination in 2014-2015 at the Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, NL
*read more: Space of Imagination, photographs and photo sculptures by Krystyna Ziach, text by Hans Rooseboom, 2014; Krystyna Ziach, Merged Disciplines, text by Hans Rooseboom, 2014, on the website: www.krystynaziach.com/documents