In his work the Polish artist systematically challenges the viewer to reconsider their own ideas about social norms.
Films in ‘Artur Żmijewski’
An Eye for an EyeArtur Żmijewski IFFR 2018 11′
Portraits of people with and without amputated limbs: in intimate embraces, the division between bodies and able/disabled is resolved, forming a single entity.
Out for a WalkArtur Żmijewski IFFR 2018 9′
Staff at a rehabilitation clinic, but also performer and a dancer, lack strength as they support their patients whilst walking. Dependency is perhaps the lame body’s biggest handicap.
Glory to the AcademyArtur Żmijewski IFFR 2018 17′
At Żmijewski and Paweł Althamer’s request, a group of artists design an exhibition about the human body. A homage to art school.
CookbookArtur Żmijewski IFFR 2018 13′
A one-off cookery course in a women’s prison – with lobster on the menu – highlights the dismal food normally served up in the cells.