See You On The Other Side

Agnieszka Sejud

See You On The Other Side

Agnieszka Sejud

Date

2-18.09.

Place

Sfinks700

Entrace

Free entry

Description

​​Agnieszka Sejud is an outstanding artist of the young generation. She performs, publishes, organises, and works in collectives. Sejud is primarily active in photography, where she has already been highly successful, both domestically and abroad. Her awards, exhibitions, publications, and prizes are a testament to the style she has developed. Sejud combines a trashy aesthetic with queer finesse and uncompromising authenticity. Sejud’s photography is psychedelic, performative, engaged, but with no loss of humour, distance from oneself and socially vital subjects. The exhibition at the Sphinx700 Club consists of previously unshown photos from a session for the Lindner Calendar. The manufacturer of coffins from Gniezno gave the artist much elbow room, which Sejud eagerly took advantage of by inviting a group of female colleagues to the set. The photographic performance among the coffins is full of emotional gestures, seductive glances, and alluring if non-normative female bodies. This unconventional commercial assignment is viewed as an opportunity to bring new colours and forms to the mainstream. Agnieszka Sejud does not laugh on set, though the whole photo shoot can pass for gallows humour, a big laugh on the passing time, the format of a wall calendar, or a festival show at a legendary club. You can laugh at your heart’s content, because you’re all going to die soon anyway, one of the girls seems to be saying; it is the one without a leg, lying in a coffin and looking arrogantly into the lens. Perhaps death is no big deal after all?

Curator: Adam Mazur

Agnieszka

Agnieszka Sejud

Sejud

Agnieszka Sejud
Agnieszka Sejud is a visual artist living and working in Poland, a graduate of photography at the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic, with a master's degree in law. In her practice, she mainly uses photography, digital and analogue collage, creates books and zines, video works and installations. Sejud uses a variety of media to explore the components of her identity, the idea of individual freedom, and the systems of oppression that limit our independence. She often uses image deformation and deconstruction to achieve her goals, mixing fiction with reality. Her works are often performative and political in nature, balancing between the artificial and the natural. Laureate and finalist of many competitions, incl. Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Award, Kassel Dummy Award, Photographic Publication of the Year, New East Photo Prize. She has shown her works in Poland and abroad, at exhibitions in New York, Paris, Berlin, Odessa, Athens and many other places.
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