Unexpected Encounters

12 Jan 2015 – 21 Feb 2015

Regular opening hours

09:30 – 18:00
by appointment
09:30 – 18:00
by appointment
09:30 – 18:00
by appointment
09:30 – 19:00
by appointment
09:30 – 18:00
by appointment

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London, United Kingdom


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  • Bond Street

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Kasia Depta-Garapich & Stanisław Wejman
A conversation between artists of two generations


MK: ... I made it a little spicier. Put in more brown and white and sex. Were you the one who taught me to smoke?

AM: I thought you said I couldn't smoke right.

MK: Someone must be to blame. Collaboration is when you contemplate art or behavioural patterns or monkeys and butterflies for a certain measure of time, that then is collaboration...

Picture a Moon, Shining in the Sky, Conversation with Martin Kippenberger (and Ariane Müller) Starship 2013, page 42–43

Unexpected Encounters is a conversation between two artists of different generations. Their conversation began around disposable objects that became works of art almost against the intention.

For over two decades Stanisław Wejman, a devotee smoker, consuming several cigarette packets a day
is painting over their health warning signs, a deliberate act of mischief, beautification, denial and defiance.

Over time his instinctive action and compulsion grew into an obsession with a mountain of cigarette packets being the testimony.

The conversation between Stanisław Wejman and Kasia Depta-Garapich led them to the subjects of intention and outcome, uniqueness and multiplicity, oval and square forms or colour versus white. Unifying contradictions are a starting point for Kasia Depta- Garapich’s sculptures that frame this show. Initially it was not expected that Stanisław Wejman’s works would be contemplated in a formal gallery setting.

The conversation continues...

Kasia Depta-Garapich, Stanisław Wejman and Belmacz would like to collect donations for ‘Magic Breakfast’
the charity which is dedicated to giving under privileged children throughout the UK a healthy breakfast. The first 20 people to give a donation of £20 or more will receive a unique painted packet by Stanisław Wejman.



Supported by

Polish Cultural Institute



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