"Born 1980 in Poland" by Nina Olczak and Nina Olczak
2013, exhibition concept, video, collages, live performance
Exploring the individual aspect of an artists identity I asked another artist of the same date, place of birth and name to collaborate with me. Over a specific period of time we lived together in one room and produced video works, collages and performances. We were guided by the principle of L’art pour l’art, the idea that artistic pursuits are their own justification. After the period of two weeks the works were exhibited in a gallery together with one performance piece.
The fact that we carry the same name is a part of the work, it questions the concept of artist’s name being used as a trademark to estimate the value and the authenticity of works.
"Born 1980 in Poland" was realized as a part of a diploma exam in the graduate program of
Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design.