"Histories: Works from the Serralves Collection," Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Portugal. July 10 - September 21, 2014
Born 1976 in Gdansk, Poland; lives and works in Mszana Dolna, Poland. Attended School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA 1996); Academy of Fine Arts, Gdansk, Poland (MFA 2000)
Paulina Olowska’s paintings, collages, and knitted works explore Communist Poland’s fascination with Western consumerism and celebrates the spirit of what Polish writer Leopold Tyrmand called the “Applied Fantastic,” or the vernacular recreations of Western styles--while also paying tribute to American Pattern and Decoration art of the 1970s. This first overview includes an interview with Adam Szymczyk and an essay by Jan Verwoert.
Edited by Lionel Bovier. Text by Adam Szymczyk, Jan Verwoert.