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Art & Art History

Voices: Marcin Berdyszak

Monday, October 08, 2007
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

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Marcin Berdyszak (born 1964) belongs to the line of artists whose works are attached to a place: either found or created. His sculptures, installations, and performances are based upon a delicate interplay of oppositions: naturalness and artificiality, truth and falsehood, reality and its reflection, handmade and readymade, and negative and positive. Through installations, sculptures, and performance, he questions perception and inadequate cognition mechanisms through his combinations of objects and scents, among other materials.

Marcin Berdyszak received a degree in painting and in sculpture from the State College of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland. He is now Professor in the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan. His solo exhibitions include installations in the United States, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Finland, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, Lithuania, Austria, and Poland.