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Janek Simon

Born in 1977 – Krakow, Poland. Lives and works in Krakow, Poland

Departure”, computer animation, 6’44”, 2003

Venues: Museum of Geology

A computer animation showing Krakow’s churches (mostly gothic) lifting off like space shuttles. The animation is projected on a wall. There are six churches going away and the duration of the video is about 7 minutes.
Krakow is famous for its old churches, which are a main tourist attraction here. Krakow is also the most politically and culturally conservative city in Poland with Catholic Church playing a major role in decision-making at all levels of the power structure.

Recent solo shows
Fire of a Firebrigade Headquarters , CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw

Cracovians Like it Clean, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw

Recent group Shows
Return to Space, Kunsthalle Hamburg
Prague Biennale 2
2nd International Exibition of Contemporary Art , Prague
Re:Location Academy, Casino Luxembuorg
Game Scenes, Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, San Francisco