Agnieszka Kurant

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Suspension Points, 2010, installation

Coauthor: Anna Baumgart

Suspension Points is an installation composed of five reflective balloons (made of Mylar film), hanging over Chłodna Street in Warsaw, where a bridge used to connect the so-called small and large ghettos during the Second World War. The balloons are arranged like a monumental punctuation mark. Suspension points imply omission or interrupted thought, indicating that something is missing. In deploying this mark, the artists aimed to highlight the tragic history of the site, shattering taboos surrounding the Holocaust, and inciting Varsovians to reflect on remembrance and history. Breaking the silence by emphasising the silence, using form and mirrored surfaces which, by reflecting their surroundings, also focus the viewer’s attention onto the place itself.

Agnieszka Kurant (b. 1978, Łódź) – visual artist. She received a BA in photography from the film school Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna im. Leona Schillera, Lodz (2001); an MA in art history from the University of Łódź (2002); and an MA in creative curating from Goldsmiths College, University of London (2003).