Agnieszka Polska: Future Days
In her new film Future Days (2013), Agnieszka Polska describes the future as a space deprived of any attributes other than memory. The mutual influences of the past and the forthcoming events are staged in at once ludicrous and melancholic situation of the ‘heaven for the artists’, where the artists from different generations meet after death. The encounter in the symbolic, phantasmal landscape is followed by the discussions exploring the notion of human desire for methaphysics and the urge toward the sublime and knowledge.
Coproduced by the ACT Art Collection Telekom, the Baltic Art Center, Visby, Sweden and the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts as part of the cooperation project with the biennials of Göteborg, Liverpool and Mechelen (within the framework of the European Culture Programme 2007-2013).
Agnieszka Polska was born in 1985 in Lublin, Poland. She lives and works in Berlin and Cracow. Polska graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow and from the Universität der Künste, Berlin. She first began exhibiting her works in Cracow in 2007. Since then she has participated in group exhibitions at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, in 2010 and 2011 and Tate Modern, London, in 2012. Polska won the Grand Prix in the Geppert Award 2011 for her video piece How the Work Is Done.