The exhibition presented in Zachęta was inspired by the work of Krystiana Robb-Narbutt, a painter, drawer, and author of installations and ephemeral objects who died in 2006, and the title of her never realized idea for an exhibition, “The Adoration of Sweetness”. In her works, the artist made use of banal, transitory objects that could easily be destroyed. She painted on matchboxes, small pieces of wood and Christmas eve wafers. In her art is present a tenderness to the passing of things, whatever they may be, a refusal of the disregarding of the world which stumbles along unnoticed at the fringes. From 2000, sweets started to appear in Robb-Narbutt’s work. She attached to little boards and placed in small exhibition cupboards cakes from religious rituals, sweets and glazed gingerbreads. It was to them that was to be dedicated the exhibition she planned.
20.12 - 01.02