dismal sheets of dust (ślady kurzu) by Sława Harasymowicz

The exhibition is part of the wider programme of the offsite Turner Prize 2019 Programme.


Thursday 17 October – Wednesday 30 October 2019

Private view: Saturday 19 October 2019

In-conversation between the artist, and curator and writer Dominik Czechowski: Saturday 26 October 2019

Crate Space

1 Bilton Square

Margate CT9 1EE




dismal sheets of dust (ślady kurzu) revisits a semi-derelict yet imposing 19th century tenement block in Kraków (Poland); a strange ruin at odds with its central location, and the artist’s childhood home. The house is reimagined as pastiche, where the artist’s memory clashes with the building’s history as post-war public shelter for the displaced, and contemporary remnants of an escape room, functioning as ready-made scenarios.

Sława Harasymowicz is a Polish-born artist currently based in Ramsgate, East Kent. Her work was presented at the Freud Museum, London, BWA Tarnów Gallery, Poland, The National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, London, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Kraków, Poland and V&A, London.

Her graphic novel adaptation of Sigmund Freud’s Wolf Man was published in 2012. Harasymowicz is a PhD candidate at Central Saint Martins, UAL London.

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