Zuzanna Janin lives and works in Warsaw. She is the author of sculptures, installations, videos, photographs, actions and performances. The central themes of Zuzanna Janin’s works are space, memory and time, as well as the states in between. Her works invite reflection on the arbitrariness of social roles, their fluid boundaries and the place of individual freedom within the workings of state and society. Janin’s film and video practice, alongside her installations and three dimensional objects, frequently address ideas of social construction and formation of interactive identities. In her latest works, she visualizes how both singular and collective identities are manipulated and played off against one another in today’s contemporary culture. A singular identity thus finds itself – as Janin makes us aware – in a continuous state of personal construction and displacement.
Majka from the Movie is a series of videos, based on the Polish TV series from the 70s. The episode “REVOLUTIONS” was included in the international group presentation at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011). The multichannel video screened at MOMENTUM features 9 full episodes, including the new episode in this series – “THE WAY”. THE WAY: Majka from the Movie, Zuzanna Janin’s solo exhibition at MOMENTUM, marks the premiere of the complete series of Majka from the Movie – the first time all 9 episodes have been shown together. The serial video project Majka from the Movie (2009-2012) merges investigations into the history of art and film with a focus on rebellion. The project will be presented later at the Królikarnia Palace, part of the National Museum in Warsaw, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and The National Museum in Cracow. It has previously been shown, in part, at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011) and as a solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle Wien (2010).