KASIA FUDAKOWSKI: Meat in Window, Worried by a Wasp

artist: Kasia Fudakowski

curator: Michal Novotný

supported by Goethe Institute in Prague

 

Kasia Fudakowski works with joke structures and comic theory that she translates into the construction of a sculpture. A joke can be understood as a passage from an initial understanding of a imagined situation to a different understanding, often quite the opposite one. The core of a joke exists in the shift of a contrast, where two positions are revealed in a moment of surprise, which is enhanced by subconsciously directing the expectations of the audience in the wrong direction.

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One of the causes of this tension is the space between a conscious economy, the freedom of the material rendering of a sculpture and it’s fidelity to what it purports to represent. Similarly to a joke, here the mastery also consists in finding the right balance between bewildering obscurity and over-obviousness while keeping the contrast at its maximum.

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Her exhibition in the FUTURA Gallery revolves around the theme of anxiety which by definition has a strong effect without real cause. In her work, anxiety is presented not only as gripping and tragic but also as liberating and comic at times, and therefore almost invincible. Fudakowski says that a joke is a “cloak of invisibility”. It allows us to be critical in contentious situations. Though she makes use of chronological succession and expectations necessary for the set up and a punch line, her sculptures work in a non-linear way. While both set up and punch line are seen simultaneously, they remain in contrast.

 

EXHIBITION BOOKLET


Kasia Fudakowski, 'Are you eating well?', 2016
Kasia Fudakowski, 'Are you eating well?', 2016
Kasia Fudakowski, 'Bad ladders', 2016
Kasia Fudakowski, 'Bad ladders', 2016
Kasia Fudakowski, 'Raised in Surprised, Lowered in Disbelief', 2016
Kasia Fudakowski, 'Raised in Surprised, Lowered in Disbelief', 2016
Kasia Fudakowski, 'Good to go, or easy to leave?', 2016
Kasia Fudakowski, 'Good to go, or easy to leave?', 2016
 
CURRENT! JIŘÍ SURŮVKA: Samostatná výstava 09/12/2016 12/02/2017 JIŘÍ SURŮVKA: Samostatná výstava CURRENT! ROY DA PRINCE 09/12/2016 12/02/2017 ROY DA PRINCE CURRENT! IEVA KRAULE, KASPARS GROSHEVS: Dancing Water 09/12/2016 12/02/2017 IEVA KRAULE, KASPARS GROSHEVS: Dancing Water AUTO ITALIA: SHELL CORPORATION (prezentace / presentation) 01/11/2016 AUTO ITALIA: SHELL CORPORATION (prezentace / presentation) MARTIN ZET: | 24/09/2016 27/11/2016 MARTIN ZET: | MAGICIAN'S RIGHT HAND 24/09/2016 27/11/2016 MAGICIAN'S RIGHT HAND Azar Alsharif (NO/IR) / Diogo Evangelista (PT) / Anna Franceschini (IT) / Matyáš Chochola (CZ) /Henning Lundkvist (SE) / Nuno da Luz (PT) / Ana Manso (PT) / Nikolai Nekh (RUS) André Romão (PT)/ Iza Tarasewicz (PL) MORE THAN LOVERS, MORE THAN FRIENDS 21/06/2016 11/09/2016 MORE THAN LOVERS, MORE THAN FRIENDS Maxime Boidy + Pierre Paulin + Tan Lin; Kasper Bosmans + Marthe Ramm Fortun, Jan Brož + Barbora Kleinhamplová, ​Elaine Cameron-Weir + Carlos Reyes + Ben Schumacher, Andrew Dorsey, Sonja Engelhardt + Thom Kubli, Jason Hendrik Hansma + Vivian Sky Rehberg, Huang Xiaoli + Li Jinghu + Li Yueyang + Yang Zi + Zhang Xiyuan, K.r.m. Mooney, Parallel Practice; Augustas Serapinas; Allison Somers, Nicholas Aung Sung ROBERT ŠALANDA: Passive perpetrator 21/06/2016 11/09/2016 ROBERT ŠALANDA: Passive perpetrator JIMENA MENDOZA: The Notion of Distance (THREAT) 16/04/2016 05/06/2016 JIMENA MENDOZA: The Notion of Distance (THREAT) THOMAS JEPPE: Neo-Lad 16/04/2016 05/06/2016 THOMAS JEPPE: Neo-Lad KASIA FUDAKOWSKI: Meat in Window, Worried by a Wasp 16/04/2016 05/06/2016 KASIA FUDAKOWSKI: Meat in Window, Worried by a Wasp NEOLASTOSCOPE 26/01/2016 27/03/2016 NEOLASTOSCOPE Matthijs Munnik ANNA DAUČÍKOVÁ 26/01/2016 27/03/2016 ANNA DAUČÍKOVÁ INTERMARIUM 26/01/2016 27/03/2016 INTERMARIUM Chto delat, Grupa Azorro, IRWIN, Pavla Malinova, Svätopluk Mikyta, Rafani, Little Warsaw + film Walser by Zbigniew Libera DEBTS EROTIC REVIEW SINAI 13/10/2015 03/01/2016 DEBTS EROTIC REVIEW SINAI Than Hussein Clark