Miroslaw Balka

Concrete and leaves, 1996
30 x 60 x 10, 250 x 1958 x 795, 30 x 60 x 10, 250 x 521 x 174

Two spaces:The shape of the 1st is based on the floor plans of the house of my childhood. Almost closed.  The shape of the 2nd is based on the dimensions of my body. Very open. The small entrance allows to enter inside the 1st if you change the position of the body. To enter you have to lie down. Inside the liberty of framed sky above will recompense the dirt on your clothes. Two holes at the bottom of the 2nd give the possibility to liberate your body from not necessary ballast. And there is a chance to enter into relations with gravity of everyday. Maybe.

Born in Warsaw 1958. Lives and works in Poland. Education: Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw. Several international exhibitions, notably; Tate Modern, London 2009, Gladstone Gallery, New York 2009, White Cube, London 2009, La Biennale di Venezia 1990 & 2005, Documenta IX, Kassel 1992, Ars 95, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki 1995, Malmö konsthall 1996, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo 1997, Barbara Gladstone Gallery New York 2001, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin 2002, S.M.A.K, Gent, 2003, Biennale of Sydney, 2006, International Biennal, Santa Fe, 2003.