Muzeum Sztuki Zdeponowanej/MSZ/ Museum of Deposited Art /MODA/ is Robert Kuśmirowski’s latest project. It was premiered at the Morra Greco Foundation, Naples over a month ago, where the process of creation of MSZ/MODA was revealed and first 12 deposited works of art were presented. They included six works by the artist himself and 6 by other artists, Roman Ondak, Philip Akkerman, Rafał Bujnowski, Jan Gryka, Jacek Wierzchoś and R.E. Acres. In the presence of witnesses Kuśmirowski destroys the gathered works, burns them and puts the ashes into urns placed on exhibition modules built especially for this occasion. The artist says that it is public work for art’s benefit involving complex recycling services, disposal and reuse of art that is no longer wanted nor needed. At the Biała Gallery Kusmirowski will deal with works by a new group of artists.
Robert Kuśmirowski (born 1873) graduated from the Faculty of Arts of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. In 2002, as a 4th year student he made his debut at the Biała Gallery within the frames of the Young Forum of Art project. His works have been exhibited in Poland and abroad, at the Cetre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Zachęta Gallery in Warsaw, Bunkier Sztuki and Potocka Gallery in Kraków, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Johnen&Schöttle in Cologne, Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven, Migros Museum in Zurich, Barbican Art Gallery in London, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin.
He was awarded a Paszport Polityki Award by Polish weekly magazine Polityka (2005) and the Artistic Award of Lublin (2007).
He works at the Faculty of Arts of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin.
Robert Kuśmirowski’s exhibition is part of the series of exhibitions celebrating 25th anniversary of the Biała Gallery.