Abner Preis
Abner Preis
Koen Taselaar
Koen Taselaar
Gerben Meinders
Gerben Meinders
Nare Eloyan
Nare Eloyan
Willehad Eilers
Willehad Eilers
Exhibition
Sweatboxing II
From 
Tuesday September 27th 2011
until 
Saturday November 12th 2011
Location: 
LETO Gallery, Soho Factory, Warschau
With contributions by: 
Abner Preis (USA/NL) en Willehad
Eilers (aka Wayne Horse), Aleksandra Waliszewska (PL, 1976), Chartlotte Schleiffert
(NL, 1967), Gerben Meinders (NL, 1983) Koen Taselaar (NL, 1986), Nare Eloyan
(NL, 1988) en Radek Szlaga (PL, 1979)
Sweatboxing II is a collaborative exhibition featuring young artists working in The Netherlands and Poland who are represented by the LETO Gallery and Showroom MAMA. Sweatboxing II is the second episode of the critically acclaimed Sweatboxing, an international group exhibition curated by Gerben Willers from Showroom MAMA (2 April - 29 May 2011).
Sweatboxing II is a collaborative exhibition featuring young artists working in The Netherlands and Poland who are represented by the LETO Gallery and Showroom MAMA. Sweatboxing II is the second episode of the critically acclaimed Sweatboxing, an international group exhibition curated by Gerben Willers from Showroom MAMA (2 April - 29 May 2011).

The Sweatboxing exhibitions are based on the principles of animation. Something associated with movement, yet paradoxically made up of twenty-four consecutive still images per second. Contrasting the staccato, repetitive sequences of the actual frame-rate of animation, the exhibition presents itself as an animation of selected still pictures: the movement taking place as the viewer navigates the exhibition space.

The title Sweatboxing comes from Walt Disney Studio's "sweatbox". Disney was the first animation studio to make extensive use of preparatory sketches for its animations and this is evident in the final results. The sweatbox was a small projection room where rough footage was screened for Disney's approval. The room was just big enough to sit the animators, studio bosses and Walt Disney himself.

For Sweatboxing II, Gerben Willers has collaborated with Marta Kolokowska, the director of LETO Gallery. The participating Dutch artists are Nare Eloyan (NL, 1988), Gerben Meinders (NL, 1983), Koen Taselaar (NL, 1986), Willehad Eilers (aka Wayne Horse) (D/NL, 1981) and Abner Preis (USA/NL). Works of the internationally renowned artist Charlotte Schleiffert (NL, 1976) shall accompany the presentation of these younger artists. Polish artists include Radek Szlaga (PL, 1979) and Aleksandra Waliszewska (PL, 1976).

The exhibition in Leto coincides with the inauguration of the first edition of the gallery weekend in Warsaw, Where is Art?, on 23-24 September. With 17 independent institutions jointly organising the opening of their exhibitions, it's the first event of such kind in Poland. Participating galleries are the most important independent contemporary art institutions in Poland.

The exhibition opening in LETO will be the culminating event of the gallery weekend. After the opening an after party will be organised in one of the neighbouring buildings of the post-industrial Soho Factory complex.
For LETO and MAMA Sweatboxing II is an excellent opportunity to showcase our younger Dutch artists to the Polish art world.

LETO Gallery
Mińska 25 / Soho Factory
03-808 Warsaw
+ 48 501 696 440
galeria@leto.pl
http://leto.pl
http://www.whereisart.pl

Leto opening hours:
Tuesday — Friday 12:00 — 19:00
Saturday 11:00 — 15:00
Together with: 
Leto Gallery
Supported by: 
Nederlandse Ambassade Warschau

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