'Anticipating the Future' - Mariusz Tarkawian
GSA Exhibitions

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167 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RQ Mon-Sun 11am-5pm


12 Jan 2013 - 23 Feb 2013
Sat - Sat, 11:00 - 17:00



Mariusz Tarkawian
‘Probably Banksy’s Artwork in 2013’, 2012, ink on paper

'Anticipating the Future' - Mariusz Tarkawian

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'Anticipating the Future'
Mariusz Tarkawian
12 January - 23 February 2013

Documentation photographs can be viewed on Flickr

'Anticipating The Future' is Polish artist Mariusz Tarkawian's first solo exhibition in the UK. Born in Lublin, Tarkawian now lives and works in Warsaw. This show will feature a selection from 'Anticipation of Art', his ongoing series of over 600 drawings that anticipate what kind of work well known contemporary artists may be making in the future. Acting like an encyclopaedia of the future, the exhibition, sited in the gallery of an art school, will also unofficially act as a reference point for students to follow up on artists with whose work they are not familiar. In a creative environment, which is nurturing future practitioners, the work also showcases the way one artist has situated himself within a larger art world. In his 600 drawings Tarkawian has anticipated future works of artists ranging from Bill Viola, Vanessa Beecroft and Damien Hirst to Jake & Dinos Chapman and Marina Abramovic.

Since 2007 the artist has been represented by Program Gallery (Warsaw). Previous exhibitions includeThe Vistula river cruise, action, In situ Fundation, Warsaw, Poland (2012); group exhibitionsCeremonials,Kulture Center Krasnoye Znamia, Sankt Petersburg, Russia (2012);The kids All Right, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Holland (2012); Supermarket, the international artist-run art fair, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden (2011); Manifesta 8, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Murcia & Cartagena, Spain (2010); The more I Draw, Museum für Gegenwartskunst,  Siegen, Germany (2010); My secret drawings,Ursula Warbroel Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany, Poland (solo, 2009); Time and Art, Monchehaus Museum Goslar, Germany (solo, 2009); Five day tour, Okna Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland (solo, 2007); Individual action during Vienna Fair, Messe Vien, Vienna, Austria (solo, 2007).

The artist talk and student tutorials were made possible by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute http://www.iam.pl/en/about-us/about-the-institute