Sebastian Cichocki

The head curator at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. He has authored and co-authored several exhibitions, including the Polonia Pavilion at the 52nd and 54th Art Biennale in Venice (with Monika Sosnowska in 2007, and with Yael Bartana in 2011); Rainbow in the Dark: On the Joy and Torment of Faith at the SALT Galata in Istanbul and Malmö Konstmuseum, Making Use: Life in Postartistic Times, Zofia Rydet. Record 1978-1990, and The Penumbral Age. Art in the Time of Planetary Change at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and seven editions of the Bródno Sculpture Park in Warsaw, including the Venice Bródno Biennale. Cichocki is the author of various texts and exhibition catalogues, and a promoter of art in 1:1 scale. His main area of work is environmental contemplation and (post)artistic practices in the times of climate crisis.
Brushing Grass
World + People
Nature

Brushing Grass

The works from the “Brushing Grass” series document simple performative actions among clusters of grass. Brushed with a comb or smoothed out with the artists’ bare hands, the plants look like humanoid heads, adorned with thick mops of hair. And yet they resist; unruly ‘hair’ sticks out, grasses break when touched.
Krzysztof Maniak, Sebastian Cichocki