Kijewski Kocur, Złoty strzał

Golden Shot

They started in the eighties. Separately. Later on they met, established a common house and in 1995 started to work on art, at the same time so intensely, intentionally and creatively complementing and enriching each other that it came to the development of new and extremely original works. 

Marek Kijewski (died in 2007) and Malgorzata Malinowska are a very rare example of such a successful artistic duo, whose activity from the turn of centuries is now being recognized as fundamental to the assessment of the contemporary artistic life.
When in 1995 they made the first Polish LEGO block sculpture, it seemed to be just fun. When, several years later, Queen Midas looks for Bugs was presented on a huge banner inviting to the exhibition of the collection at the National Museum in Warsaw, it was obvious that the status of the work had been recognized. The exhibition curator, Dorota Monkiewicz, admitted in the catalog text that: “In 1995 [Kijewski] told me that it was about time to gave up the aesthetics of raw board in Polish art. Writing a review about the Berlin exhibition under the title: On the threshold of new aesthetics, I defied art of 90s’ artists of the works of Tadeusz Kantor and Magdalena Abakanowicz. That time I was not courageous enough to enrich my thought with a quotation of Marek Kijewski.” (…)

Opening: Friday, September 25th, from 5PM to 9PM.
During Warsaw Gallery Weekend (September 26 – 27th) the gallery will be open from 12PM to 7PM.
www.warsawgalleryweekend.pl