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Basia Goszczynska | Rainbow Credits | Art in the Windows Exhibition Series

On view day and night

The Art and Picture Collections present Rainbow Credits, a two-part, site-specific exhibition by Basia Goszczynska. The video on view in the south vitrine documents the artist's process of collecting some of the plastic beach debris that is on view in the north vitrine. For this exhibition, the artist drew upon her interest in ecology, spirituality, sustainability, and our material culture to explore ideas of value and the intersection of art and activism.

A special guest joins Basia Goszczynska for An Artist Dialogue Series event on Saturday July 30th, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. to discuss her exhibition and other projects. The Corner Room doors open to public at 2:00 p.m.

Art in the Windows exhibition series is curated by Arezoo Moseni.

Artist Statement

As an artist concerned with the ecological issues that have arisen due to the unsustainable nature of our material culture, I am less interested in the art object as a precious commodity than I am in what objects, presented in an art context, connote about our collective relationship to the planet.

Basia Goszczynska, video still from Rainbow Credit, 2016.
Basia Goszczynska, video still from Rainbow Credit, 2016.

Inspired by the work of Richard Long, Wolfgang Laib, Ana Mendieta and other conceptual artists, I frequently embark on meditative walks that strengthen my spiritual connection to the Earth. Along the way, I collect discarded, man-made objects whose value I redress through the creative process of recontextualisation.

Basia Goszczynska, video still from Rainbow Credit, 2016.
Basia Goszczynska, video still from Rainbow Credit, 2016.

Basia Goszczynska (b.1985, Poznan, Poland) is a visual artist who explores her interests in ecology and material culture through a variety of media including sculpture, video, installation, and performance. Her stop motion film, Dziad i Baba (The Old Man and the Old Woman), has screened at numerous film festivals including the Nantucket Film Festival, the Brooklyn Film Festival, and the Uppsala International Short Film Festival. In 2013, she was awarded a Film and Video Fellowship by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and in 2015, Basia’s work in sculpture was recognized with an Honorable Mention from Dave Bown Projects and a Best in Show Award at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition’s Recycle show. Basia received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University where she also taught undergraduate sculpture and new media courses.

June 7th, 2016 - August 1st, 2016 Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street