Krystyna Ziach
Infinity & Archê/ Krystyna Ziach

Book published by Thieme Art in 2006, with texts by Flor Bex (honorary director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Muhka Antwerp) & Janneke Wesseling (NRC-Handelsblad, NL), 70 pages, bound, with original photograph “Infinity”, 28 x 23 cm, printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper, numbered and signed from an edition of 100. Hardcover (cloth-covered boards), with photo-pictorial dustjacket, 34,7 x 24,4 cm
This book has been included : Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Koninklijke Bibliotheek The Hague, RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History The Hague, Bibliothèque Kandinsky-Centre Pompidou Paris FR, Institut National d'histoire de l'art Paris FR, Musée du Quai Branly Paris FR, MuHKA Antwerp BE, and others

A Spiral of Memory
/.../ 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./.../
Translation: Hanny Keulers
Archê - The Ambivalence of Water and Fire, text, by Mirelle Thijsen, art critic, 1996