On August 24th, as part of ARTBAT Fest, a solo exhibition by Renata Rara Kaminska, a renowned Polish artist based in Berlin, will open. The event will take place at Egin Art Space and start at 7:00 PM.
On August 26th, Kaminska will hold an artist talk with curator Julia Sorokina on the topic "Democracy for Fauna and Flora After Rosa Luxemburg?". The event will be hosted at Egin Art Space, starting at 2:00 PM.
Kaminska has participated in prestigious exhibitions at various museums and independent art events, including Franz Gertsch (Burgdorf/Bern), OP ENHEIM (Wroclaw), Museum of Paper (Berlin), Tres Chien, Esh (Luxembourg), Public sculpture at Tempelhof Feld (Kulturbüro, Berlin), and Benetton Collection (Venice). Her activist practices focus on political engagement, women's and minority rights, decolonization, and ecology.
Russia's colonial policies, the war in Ukraine, and the decolonial discourse in post-Soviet countries have led Kaminska to Central Asia. She sees Kazakhstan not only as a country preserving traditions but also continuing its modernization in its own direction. For her exhibition, the artist addresses the issue of coloniality, working with sculptural objects made from so-called "invasive" plants – thin strips of veneer from rare species of African relic trees. The metaphor of human-induced changes to ecosystems touches not only on issues of nature conservation inherent in the discourse of the Anthropocene but also on political strategies resisting the actions of empires.
The exhibition will be open until September 17th, from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Egin Art Space operates by appointment on Saturdays and Sundays, and Monday is a non-working day.