Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More
Polish Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2013
The work at the Polish Pavilion is a sculptural instrument that reproduces, at regular intervals, a music piece written for bronze bells, wide-range loudspeakers, and other resonating objects. An active participant of both the independent music scene and the visual art scene for over a decade now, Konrad Smoleński's practice blends punk-rock aesthetics with Minimalist precision. By using a delay effect, the artist offers an insight into a world where history has come to a standstill, thereby approaching the radical propositions of contemporary physics with its perception of the passage of time as an illusion.
Polish Pavilion Commissioner: Hanna Wróblewska
Exhibition Curators: Daniel Muzyczuk and Agnieszka Pindera
Assistant Commissioner: Joanna Waśko
Organizer of the exhibition: Zachęta — National Gallery of Art, Warsaw