Robert Kusmirowski


18. November 2006  – 11. February 2007

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The Polish artist Robert Kusmirowski (*1973) is known for his (time) intense stagings of places and spaces of past times. Using simple materials the artist creates meticulous simulations which appear to the eye like perfect replicas of places and objects. These spaces of the past, so carefully transferred and combined with the present, make his installations appear to have broken through the principle of irreversible time. The installations are pervaded by a nostalgia which, however, does not fall victim to melancholy romanticism. Instead, they are treated with the reflective notion of nostalgia implemented by the language and literature theorist Svetlana Boym. No attempt is made to re-establish the past, but rather to reflect upon an individual and collective relationship to time and history. For the solo exhibition in the migros museum für gegenwartskunst Robert Kusmirowski had produced, in a spatially comprehensive installation, a mysterious, old training camp – recalling the Soviet technology dream during the Cold War.


Curated by Heike Munder

List of works

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CH–8005 Zurich

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