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// Madness and Holiness (2017) // Akin to holiness, madness is situated amongst the practices or within the phenomenon of “otherness,” yet, at the same time, it still belongs to the sphere of a given community or group.

Text on Zorka's projet Ophelias. Iconography of Madness More about Zorka For centuries, women have occupied a unique place in the annals of insanity. Women outnumber men in diagnoses of madness, from the “hysteria” of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, to “neurotic” and mood disorders in the twentieth and twenty-first. … Why is this so?… Continue reading // Madness and Holiness (2017) // Akin to holiness, madness is situated amongst the practices or within the phenomenon of “otherness,” yet, at the same time, it still belongs to the sphere of a given community or group.

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// Too Close – An Essay on Intimacy (2014) // “What, however, makes it remain “too close” yet without transcending the flimsy borderline and not being regarded as pornography? “

* Zofia Cielątkowska, Too Close, “Punkt” 14, 2014, p. 316-325. The body – its stamina, sexuality, every, day existence, and commonality – definitely remains in the centre of one of the most frequently addressed topics in the field of “transgressing borders” in art. It appears in many contexts, indeed. The present time provides a vast… Continue reading // Too Close – An Essay on Intimacy (2014) // “What, however, makes it remain “too close” yet without transcending the flimsy borderline and not being regarded as pornography? “

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// A stroll with Art in Warsaw. Absence and Presence with Intensity of Both (2016) // “Some people say you have to love or hate this city and there is no option in between. Maybe. How to describe art here? “

Text published in Tique Art Zofia Cielątkowska, A stroll with Art in Warsaw. Absence and Presence with Intensity of Both, “Tique Art Paper”, #1Transition, 2016 Download PDF; Tique_PDF

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// The Changing Face Of Warsaw’s Art Scene (2014) // Text About Warsaw’s Contemporary Art Scene

Zofia Cielątkowska, The Changing Face Of Warsaw’s Art Scene, Text published in Contemporary Lynx / 2014 Warsaw’s contemporary art scene – particularly private gallery initiatives – has quickly evolved into something dizzyingly vivid, multilayered and diverse. Agnieszka Rayzacher, owner of lokal_30 Gallery, remembers the somewhat subdued atmosphere that used to surround Polish galleries. “In 2005… Continue reading // The Changing Face Of Warsaw’s Art Scene (2014) // Text About Warsaw’s Contemporary Art Scene