LCGA Exhibitions

Ewa Partum


17th July - 14th September 2014
Limerick City Gallery of Art


Installation & Provocations

Limerick City Gallery of Art presents the first showing of Ewa Partum’s work in Ireland, examining notions of gestural and symbolic Public Place.  Ewa Partum’s Art marks a milestone in 20th-century Art, with Partum emerging as one of the most outstanding figures in European Art, her significance recognised as political change enables a re-examination of artistic geography.

Born in 1945 in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Central Poland, Partum showed conceptual works as early as 1965. Her oeuvre shows a broad range of media, including visual poetry, performance art, and the analysis of media such as film, photography or TV.  Partum is a strong voice in Polish feminist art, in particular, for the female voice in the public space. She is a highly influential figure of the international mail art movement as the founder of the Adres Gallery in Łódź (1971–1977). Ewa Partum has lived and worked in Berlin since 1983.

Her recent exhibitions include Active Poetry, Tate Modern, The Turbine Hall, (2006);  London, Primera generación. Arte e imagen en movimiento 1963–1986, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2006/07; Manifesta7, Rovereto, (2008);  Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution, MoCA, Los Angeles, (2007) and MoMA PS1, New York, (2008); re.act.feminism – Performancekunst der 1960er und 70er Jahre heute, Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2009); Gender Check – Rollenbilder in der Kunst Osteuropas, MuMoK – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, and Gender Check. Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, (2010); The Promises of the Past, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010); Intense Proximity, Paris Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, (2012); A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance, Tate Modern, London, (2012); 18th Biennale of Sydney, (2012); Ewa Partum, GAlerie M+R Fricke, Berlin (2014); WOMAN. The Feminist-Avantgarde of the 1970s, from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND, Vienna, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels 2014. Her work is collected by: Tate Modern/London; Kontakt, Erste Group/ ERSTE Foundation, Vienna;  Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid;  Generali Foundation, Vienna; FRAC Lorraine/Metz, France;  Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź; Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw; Wyspa Progress Foundation, Gdańsk; Muzeum Współczesne, Wrocław;  Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.


Limerick City Gallery of Art would like to acknowledge the support of the Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin and Berenika Partum & Karolina Majewska


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