La Vue
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Zbigniew Libera

La Vue

2004 / c-print / 100 x 150 cm / no. 0120    Wróć

The La Vue series is of particular importance in the collection of the ING Polish Art Foundation, which includes works created since the 90’s of the 20th century. This period of transformation includes, among others, changes taking place in public and media space. La Vue is an attempt to liberate the recipient of the habits imposed by commercialized visual culture. At the same time it reveals the power of images. What seems to just be beautiful, aesthetically sophisticated, can be very critical at the same time, aimed at the non-reflective perception of cultural codes.


Zbigniew Libera was born in 1959 in Pabianice. He is one of few Polish visual artists without any artistic education. In the 80’s, he was part of the Kultura Zrzuta in Łódź, also one of the editors of the legendary Tango magazine. As the co-leader of the punk group Sternehoch, he combined performance and music. Creator of works on gender issues, traditional models of upbringing and social politics on the body, including among others, works recognized as fundamental to critical art, i.e. Intimate rites and How to Train Little Girls. Libera continued to explore these issues in the 90’s. Works created after the year 2000 mainly discuss the role and functioning of media images. The photographic series Positives and the book published together with Darek Foks What does a Liaison Officer do relate to these topics.

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