New Zealand Embassy Warsaw, Poland

New Zealander’s insight into Polish reality

Ambassador Wendy Hinton with Daniel Malone at the exhibition in Galeria Arsenał

Ambassador Wendy Hinton visited Białystok in eastern Poland on 11 April, on the occasion of the opening of New Zealander Daniel Malone’s exhibition in the city. The event took place in Galeria Arsenał under the honorary patronage of the New Zealand Embassy.

Daniel Malone is a rare commodity - a contemporary artist born in New Zealand who has relocated to Poland. He transfers his Polish experiences into the domain of visual arts and sculptures, paintings and audio works which have been exhibited in various art galleries around the country (such as for instance Zachęta National Gallery of Art or Galeria Foksal in Warsaw), as well as in other countries including New Zealand, Ukraine and Croatia.

Mr. Malone’s latest work is presented in Bialystok’s newest art gallery, which is in fact a former power station facility. The exhibition, called Babylon Rising, aims at combining video, film, sculpture, drawing and installations with sounds providing an overview of Polish history, society and culture.

One of the most striking examples of Mr. Malone’s pieces of work is Disco Esperanto   a musical recording performed by a local ‘Disco Polo’ group, the lyrics of which were translated into Esperanto (an artificial, internationally known language created by Pole, Ludwik Zamenhof, in Bialystok). The outcome of this project is a mixture of local reality and culture with utopian fantasies of a universal world.
 

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