Wilhelm Sasnal

Take Me To The Other Side

Lismore Castle Arts

04 Jun - 09 Sept, 2015

04 Jun - 09 Sept, 2015

Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford

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In 2014, Lismore Castle Arts presented a solo show by Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal, titled ‘Take Me To The Other Side’. The exhibition opened on 18 April and continued until 21 September.

Wilhelm Sasnal is considered one of the world’s leading contemporary artists, working primarily in painting but also in film. His work explores a diverse range of subjects, from daily observations of his family to figures from history who fascinate him.

‘Take Me To The Other Side’ explored the influence on Sasnal of the author Hans Christian Andersen. In the 1970s the collected works of Andersen were published in Poland and illustrated by contemporary illustrators. As a young boy Sasnal often read these books and their vivid illustrations have continued to inspire his practice.

The exhibition brought together 16 works, spanning the decade to 2014, which allude to Andersen but also to Sasnal’s observations of contemporary life. Alongside the paintings there were two new film pieces commissioned by Lismore Castle Arts. Other influences in the exhibition included the artists Caspar David Friedrich and Christen Kobke and the rock groups The Stooges and Spacemen 3.

To coincide with the exhibition launch a panel discussion on contemporary painting was held at Lismore Castle Arts. The catalogue, featuring an essay by Brian Dillon and an interview with Wilhelm Sasnal, was also published by Lismore Castle Arts in association with the exhibition.

In parallel with the Sasnal exhibition there was an exhibition of work by 3 emerging Polish artists, Wojciech Bąkowski, Róża Litwa and Agnieszka Polska, curated by Andrzej Przywara, Foksal Gallery Foundation Warsaw. Not I was presented at St Carthage Hall.

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Lismore Castle Arts
Monday to Sunday
10:30am – 5:30pm
March – October

St Carthage Hall
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
12pm – 5pm
During exhibitions

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