KONRAD PUSTOŁA
VIEWS OF POWER. WARSAW. KRAKOW. ZIELONA GÓRA

The Views of Power project treats photography as a vehicle, enabling anyone, at least for a moment, to assume the point of view of those selected few who actually posses real power. It is a series of photographs presenting the views from the office windows of the most important/most influential people in Warsaw, Krakow, Zielona Góra, Wałbrzych and Gdańsk. The point of view, which is always a marker of one's social status, is at the same time a direct source of information about the real world while at work. What do the people who hold political, symbolic and economic power see?
Photographs exhibited include views from the windows of politicians, entrepreneurs, people working in media, culture and show business.

BIO: Konrad Pustoła (b. 1976) is a graduate of University of Warsaw?s Economics Department (2003) and Royal College of Art in London (2008). His projects center around the examination of the visual aspects of social and economic relations. He won the First Prize of the Polish Press Photo Competition for his Sanna series (2001). He participated in many exhibitions, including The New Documentalists (2005) at the Center for Contemporary Art at Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2008) in London, Storia, Memoria, Identitia (2009) in Modena, and PhotoEspana (2010) in Madrid. In 2010 he published Darkrooms, an album that won a prize at The Best Art Album and Catalogue Competition Reminiscencje.

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GDAŃSK
Photographs on billboards | various locations | 15-30.06.2013

Discussion with the Konrad Pustoła, Aneta Szyłak and Bogna Świątkowska | 19.06, 18.00 | Instytut Kultury Miejskiej, ul. Długi Targ 39/40

Producer: Bęc Zmiana Foundation / www.funbec.eu
Cooperation:
Instytut Kultury Miejskiej
Alternativa Festival

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WAŁBRZYCH

Photographs on billboards
| various locations | 9-15.09.2012

Discussion with the Konrad Pustoła | 14.09, 13.00 | Library, ul. Rynek 9

Producer: Ośrodek Kultury i Sztuki, project: Art Silesia Biennale
Project CoordinatorAgnieszka Chodysz
Cooperation: Bęc Zmiana Foundation / www.funbec.eu

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ZIELONA GÓRA

Photographs on billboards | various locations | 18-30.06.2012

Panel discussion with Konrad Pustoła, Bogna Świątkowska, Wojciech Kozłowski, dr Mariusz Kwiatkowski and Marta Gendera | June 19th, 7 p.m. | Salony Foundation ul. Fabryczna 13b, Zielona Góra

Producer: Salony Foundation / www.fundacjasalony.pl
Cooperation: Bęc Zmiana Foundation / www.funbec.eu
Partners: AMS, Notes.na.6.tygodni

Project is realised with financial support of the City of Zielona Góra

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WARSAW
exhibition
| 1-15.12.2011

Photographs on billboards | various locations
Video/photographs | Bęc Zmiana Foundation, Mokotowska 65

06.12 (Tuesday), 19.00 | discussion
CSW Ujazdowski Castle, Jazdów 2
Speakers: prof. Maria Poprzęcka, Maciej Gdula, Jarosław Trybuś, Adam Mazur & Konrad Pustoła

Producer: Bęc Zmiana Foundation / www.funbec.eu

Project is realised with financial support of the City of Warsaw

Special thanks to: Małgorzata Ziętkiewicz
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KRAKOW

Photographs on billboards | various locations | 16-30.06.2011

Video | ZPAF i S-ka Gallery in Cracow, ul. Św. Tomasza 24 | 16th-30th June

Panel discussion with Magda Sroka, Kuba Szreder, Cecylia Malik, Piotr Marecki and Konrad Pustoła | June 16th (Thursday), 6 p.m. | No Local, ul. Sławkowska 14, 2nd floor

Producer: Bęc Zmiana Foundation / www.funbec.eu

This project was a part of the 2011 ArtBoom Festival in Cracow | www.artboomfestival.pl

Partners: ZPAF i S-ka Gallery in Cracow, No Local Fundation, AMS

Special thanks to: Paweł Szczęśniak, Kobas Laksa, Daria Solecka