Interview : Katarzyna Majak
Katarzyna Majak is a Polish artist. She started her adventure with art, especially with photography, about 10 years ago. At the time she had a regular job and her initial education suggested a completely different path. She then decided to follow her call and fulfill her dream, which was to express herself in a creative way, and communicate with the outer world in this very special way. She went on to study photography at Poznan Academy of Fine Arts, where she also defended her PhD in 2011.
She started exhibiting quite early, and at this point show her work both in Europe and the US (the gallery representing her work, Porter Contemporary, is based in New York). The project exhibited in Bratislava is called “Women of Power”.
Katarzyna Majak est une artiste polonaise. Son ...
1st Edition of the « Warsaw Photo Days » festival in Poland
INTERNATIONAL MULTIMEDIA EXHIBITION
New Space (Nowe Miejsce)
51/2 Al. Jerozolimskie (Jerozolimskie Av.)
Curator: Katarzyna Majak
Substantive consultant: Agnieszka Żechowska
Opening: October 4, 6 p.m.
DJ Wika’s concert, 7 p.m.
Duration: October 5-27, 2013
Miss Czech Republic from “I Am an Other“,Interactive video instalation, 2009 © 2. Catrine Val
A multimedia exhibition "Princesses" aims at presenting video and photographs by artists, photographers from Singapore, Japan, the United States, Germany, Canada, the UK, Finland and Poland. The common thread linking all the works displayed at the exhibition is an attempt to capture the image of the modern woman-as-a-princess...
« Women of Power » at Bielska Gallery
"Women of Power" is a series of 29 portraits, videos and conversations with modern-day Polish witches, healers, enchantresses, visionaries and spiritual leaders.
Christianity, introduced now many centuries ago, erased almost all traces of paganism, witchcraft and shamanic traditions. For some, especially women, this has left a yearning for something more. Katarzyna Majak, feeling a personal void and the need for other knowledge set out on a search for women identifying themselves with the spirituality of their ancestors, be it Mother Goddess, pagan beliefs, and other old sources of wisdom. Her fascinating journey from woman to woman (the youngest in her early 30s, the oldest in her late 80s) led her all over her native land as she sought female wisdom and the plurality of spiritual paths hidden within P...
Katarzyna Majak prensents « Women of Power » at the Central European House of Photography
'Women of Power' is a series 29 portraits of Polish witches, healers, enchanters, visionaries and spiritual leaders. According to what Ewelina Jarosz wrote about the project: "The title points to Katarzyna Majak's intention to develop and socially rehabilitate women identifying themselves with the widely understood spirituality of their ancestors, Mother Goddess, pagan beliefs, and old sources of wisdom, which may still empower and inspire contemporary secularized consciousness by its valuable content and alternative energy".
Poland is said to be more than 90% Catholic. Christianity was introduced centuries ago to have erased almost all the traces of paganism, witchcraft or shamanic traditions. Basically no line of heritage survived. Children at school learn Greek, Roman, or German mythology...
Collective Exhibition « Me, Myself and I » at the Anzenberger Gallery
The self-portrait is the biggest challenge that an artist can take on. The exhibition, "Me, Myself & I", presents seven contemporary positions on how a woman can approach the enterprise of the self-portrait as a photographic artist: starting on the conceptual rather than the documentary side, enacted and performed several times, with an epistemological view, or borrowing visual arrangements from well-known works by other photographers.
The variety of digital image recording devices available—which are presently not only in the form of cameras, but are available practically everywhere at any time, whether they are built into computers, mobile phones, etc.—encourage us, alongside photographers and artists, to constantly produce our own self-portraits and to show them on the internet and soc...
31 Women in Art Photography
Humble Arts Foundation, in association with Hasted Kraeutler, is pleased to announce its third, biennial edition of 31 Women in Art Photography opening at Hasted Kraeutler, located at 537 West 24th Street, on Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 6PM – 8PM. 31, curated by Natalia Sacasa and Jon Feinstein, celebrates thirty-one of the most innovative women in new art photography. The exhibition continues through August 17, 2012.
The exhibition presents an eclectic mix of new talent culled from open submissions, and similar to Humble Art Foundation’s past projects, the work included defies fixed genres in contemporary art photography and features an international pool of images that range from documentary to still life, and in some cases incorporates multiple approaches.
Exhibiting Artists: Alma Leiva, Anet...
Katarzyna Majak : « Women of Power »
Women of Power consists of 29 color photographs depicting Polish witches, healers, sorceresses, visionaries, spiritual leaders and shamanic techniques practitioners.
According to what Ewelina Jarosz wrote about Women of Power : "The title points to Katarzyna Majak's intention to develop and socially rehabilitate women identifying themselves with the widely understood spirituality of their ancestors, Mother Goddess, pagan beliefs, and old sources of wisdom, which may still empower and inspire contemporary secularized consciousness by its valuable content and alternative energy.
The series of photographs, whose number is equal to the number of cycles in the Moon calendar, consists of king-style portraits, where women wear clothing best suiting their role, and hold their attributes - th...