Hanna Cyganek : Pozornski, ahead of time


 Hanna Cyganek's installations can be understood as unfinished inventories of fragments: objects, drawings, paintings, photographs, and other inventions. They are improvisational sites in which the constructed and the ready-made are used to question our making of the world through language and knowledge. He arrangements are sometimes schematic, inviting the viewer to move into a space of speculation, relying on our desires for beauty, poetics and seduction.


The work thus far has used the frame of the museum to propose a secret history of modernity, and in the process, point to stereotypes of difference, which are hidden in plain sight. She finds histories of surrealism and minimalism to be useful in the rearranging of received ideas. The objects of Hanna Cyganek are placed in the canon of modernist art, in hopes of making visible what is overlooked in the historicizing of the artist. This project has always been grounded in pleasure and aesthetics.


  • Galeria Labirynt // 07.10.2013 to 18.10.2013, Lublin (Poland)
  • Museum of Modern Art // 01.11.2013 to 24.11.2013, Warsaw (Poland)
  • Triumph Gallery // 13.01.2014 to 21.02.2014, Moscow (Russia)
  • Studium Generale at the Rietveld Academy // 03.03.2014 to 21.03.2014, Amsterdam (Holland)
  • Kettle's Yard // 05.05.2014 to 31.05.2014, Cambridge (England)
  • Zurich’s Corner College // 07.07.2014 to 01.08.2014, Zürich (Swiss)
  • The Bruce High Quality Foundation University's Edifying Series // 15.09.2014 to 10.10.2014, New York (USA)
  • Nordic Embassies // 05.01.2015 to 30.01.2015, Berlin (Germany)
  • Space Studios // 02.03.2015 to 13.03.2015, London (England)
  • Argos centre for Art and Media // 06.042015 to 10.04.2015, Brussels (Belgium)

Androphyne // Magali Pobel i Pierre-Johann Suc :

Searching for Elias


When we came across his work in 2008 in Krakow, during the filming of "Faites demi-tour dès que possible", the local artists portrayed himself as a historic artist, a bit out-dated and crazy.  Pozornsky was then 80 years old, nearly blind, solitary and secret.
In April 2012, we were contacted by Hanna Cyganek. A group of students from Lublin were working on "Bodies vs Objects". We decided to meet with them. Armed with a camera and the little information gleaned on-site, we set off across Poland in search of Pozornsky. From the Krakow Fine Arts Academy to the suburbs of Lublin, it was in the Carpathians that we picked up his trail.
Since this summer, and after a first session of work on his concept of voluntary blindness where "This is not a performance" was born, we worked with him on a common choreographic project that Elias will not be able partake in.
Anticipating this possibility, he sent us a protocol note so that we can finish this piece.
While "Searching for Elias" is not a tribute  it nevertheless has the form.
"Searching for Elias" is more a true-to-life catalog raisonné : a performance where dance and visual arts are one.

  • SEARCHING FOR ELIAS #1 : 10.12.2013 , Artigues-près- Bordeaux (France) – Le Cuvier CDC d’Aquitaine
  • SEARCHING FOR ELIAS #2 : 22.05.2014, Soustons (France) – Espace Culturel Roger Hanin
  • SEARCHING FOR ELIAS #3 : 30.05.2014, Cambridge (England) – The Junction, with the presence of Hanna Cyganek
  • SEARCHING FOR ELIAS #4 : 18-19.06.2014, Poitiers (France) – Le Confort Moderne
  • SEARCHING FOR ELIAS #5 : 04.07.2014, Yokohama (Japan) – Red Brick Warehouse
  • SEARCHING FOR ELIAS #6 : 10.09.2014, Montreal (Canada) – Usine C
  • SEARCHING FOR ELIAS #7 : 07.11. 2014 Bilbao (Spain) – Haceria Arteak
  • SEARCHING FOR ELIAS #8 : 11.11.2014, Krakow (Poland) – Laznia Nowa Theatre
  • SEARCHING FOR ELIAS #9 : 01.12.2014, Plovdiv (Bulgaria) – Centre for Contemporary Art
  • SEARCHING FOR ELIAS #10 : 26.02.2015, Breme (Germany) – Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
  • SEARCHING FOR ELIAS #11 : 27.03.2015, Flers (France) – 2ANGLES, Centre Arts contemporains en Basse Normandie
  • SEARCHING FOR ELIAS #12 : 02.12.2015, Orléans (France) – Les Turbulences - FRAC Centre