Free entry Tate Britain Exhibition

Art Now Joanna Piotrowska All Our False Devices

© Joanna Piotrowska, Untitled 2015. Originally commissioned through the Jerwood and Photoworks Awards 2015

Joanna Piotrowska presents an installation of carefully composed black and white photographs and 16 mm films

Born in Poland and based in London, Piotrowska has an interest in domestic spaces and man-made environments. For one series of works she asked people in Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, Warsaw and London to build makeshift shelters in their homes and gardens, subverting childhood play.

Other works present gestures and movements from self-defence manuals, implying violence against women as well as their empowerment. Her photographs and films relate to self-protection, psychophysical relationships and the power dynamics underlying how we relate to each other.

Her work was included in Being: New Photography 2018, MoMA, New York and 10th Biennale Berlin, 2018, Germany and forthcoming projects include a solo show at Kunsthalle Basel in the autumn 2019.​

Art Now is a series of free exhibitions at Tate Britain focusing on work by emerging artists.

Made possible with the kind assistance of Southard Reid.

Art Now: Joanna Piotrowska is curated by Sofia Karamani and Zuzana Flaskova.

© Joanna Piotrowska, Untitled 2014, courtesy of Southard Reid and Dawid Radziszewski

© Joanna Piotrowska, Untitled 2014, courtesy of Southard Reid and Dawid Radziszewski

© Joanna Piotrowska, Untitled 2017, courtesy of Dawid Radziszewki

© Joanna Piotrowska, Untitled 2017, courtesy of Dawid Radziszewki

© Joanna Piotrowska, Untitled 2015, courtesy of Dawid Radziszewki

© Joanna Piotrowska, Untitled 2015, courtesy of Dawid Radziszewki

© Joanna Piotrowska, Untitled 2017. Originally commissioned through the Jerwood and Photoworks Awards 2015

© Joanna Piotrowska, Untitled 2017. Originally commissioned through the Jerwood and Photoworks Awards 2015

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Dates

8 March – 9 June 2019