Agnieszka Brzeżańska’s photography and video work captures reality at its entropic fold between perception and construction. Precise observation and introspection are immanent preconditions of her artistic process, which continues to generate new discourses on the metaphysics of reality. In Dharma TV, the faulty decoding of a satellite receiver transforms the trivial act of channel-changing into a babylonic collage of discourses on religion and religious behavior in the various languages of today’s globalized popular culture. Dharma TV is an attempt to challenge television’s role as panopticon.
Agnieszka Brzeżańska’s residency at the Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen was supported by KulturKontakt Austria.
Agnieszka Brzeżańska (*1972), studied at the art academies in Danzig and Warsaw and the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. She has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions since 1997. Solo exhibitions include Free Doom at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2005), and group exhibitions Under the White and Red Flag. New Art from Poland, CCA Vilnius, RSS Tallin, NCCA Moscow (2004) and What is Important, Ars Baltica Triennal of Photographic Art (2004). Agnieszka Brzeżańska lives and works in Warsaw.