Joanna Piotrowska


2018, multimedia installation, variable dimensions

Clock is a work by Joanna Piotrowska, available online at The installation has been developed with the Foundation’s collection in mind, and is the result of an internship the artist took with ING in 2017. For two weeks, Piotrowska came to work every day and performed her duties as an intern. She explains, “My office internship was another experience that made me realise that time may be something redefinable, again and again. While the rigid timeframe of office work defines the rhythm of life for most people, there are groups of individuals out there who refuse to yield to universal rules of time and work allocation.” She invited 24 artists whose works form part of the Foundation’s collection to join the clock project. Each artist selected his or her favourite time of day or night, and recorded his or her voice announcing the passing of another hour.

b. 1985, Warsaw

Photographer. She studied photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków and the Royal College of Art in London. Her works explore issues of interpersonal relations in the context of politics, economics, and family and public life. She frequently photographs her immediate environment, family and friends, and residential interiors. She arranges partially staged scenes for her art, recording them with an analogue photographic camera. Household interiors take on the properties of theatrical stages, becoming venues of daily performances. Her black-and-white pictures dramatise ordinary gestures, pointing to the invisible mechanisms of power and emotional dependency. She participated in the 10th Berlin Biennale in 2018. She lives and works in London.

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