The Unfinished Reconstruction of Ujazdowski Castle

The Unfinished Reconstruction of Ujazdowski Castle
Author: Lewis & Taggart
Publisher: The Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Language: English
Pages: 154
Size: 17.5 x 24.5 cm
Weight: 600 g
Binding: Hardcover
Availability: In stock
Price: €20.00
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It could be said that the unfinished reconstruction of Ujazdowski Castle began as far back as the twelfth century, when the castle first appeared on the landscape of today’s Warsaw. Subsequently taking on such forms as fortress, summer home, hunting mansion, hospital, military barracks, school, and contemporary art centre, the castle has been revamped, expanded, knocked down, seized, burned, bombed, abandoned and restored through countless incidents of modification, destruction, and reinvention over the last eight hundred years.

For Lewis & Taggart, The Unfinished Reconstruction of Ujazdowski Castle began shortly after their arrival to Warsaw in the spring of 2012. Upon discovering several thousand identical postcards depicting the castle in the late 1980’s, they set to work transforming the image into an alternate vision of the castle’s continuous evolution. Repeatedly dissected, reconfigured, layered upon one another, and combined with material gathered from the castle grounds and the city of Warsaw, the postcards reemerged as a collection of collages, sculptures and assemblages, each extending the potential for metamorphosis embedded within its place of origin.

This publication comprises a selection of 151 works created between March 18th and May 5th, 2012, presented in the order in which they were made.

Hardcover edition of 500.