Krystyna Ziach
A Garden of Illusion, installation
Ram Gallery, Rotterdam, 1993, NL
This installation is composed of photo-sculptures, photoworks, diasec, mirrors, wooden frames and blue pigment

A Garden of Illusion
../ With Garden of Illusion Krystyna Ziach seems to break away from her former expressivity and to assume a rather more conceptual, minimalistic posture. Yet it would seem to me that her work, when seen in retrospective, evolves as a pendulum with emotionality and rationality alternately dominating the visual means. The clarity of shapes–for geometry has now moved to the frames of the images - the irritation by mirrors, the secret of the curtain, the enigma of the opposites, do not allow for univocal explanations. As the images reflect and duplicate each other, the observer becomes merely conscious that he does not face copies of reality, but illusions of reality the content of which has to be explored /../
Translation: Hanny Keulers
Reinhold Misselbeck, curator for photography and new media of the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, from the text accompanying the solo exhibition A Chamber of Mirrors in the Netherlands Photography Museum in Sittard, 1994, NL
A Chamber of Mirrors / Krystyna Ziach, text by Reinhold Misselbeck, 1994