Interwencje i obserwacje.
Leopold Kessler has revealed new possibilities for art in the public space. He has shown that every activity, even the most mundane and the most banal, can be changed into ?doing art.? According to him, art is not something external to everyday reality; on the contrary, it lurks in the byways and crannies of that reality, waiting for someone to bring it out.
Leopold Kessler uses several methods to bring it out. These include irony, modesty, the cunning instincts of people on the margins, and also the ethical gesture. When I first saw Leopold Kessler?s art, I immediately felt that, once again, another artist had revealed to me a fragment of the world that I would have been incapable of seeing on my own. It was like a revelation. And that?s what art is for.
The present catalogue includes the most characteristic works of Leopold Kessler. It is not easy to write about video. For this reason, the works are documented with several stills and a description of the action, and there is also a critical explication in the main text. (Maria Anna Potocka)
Berlin 2009, 80 Pages, ill., 24 x 17 cm, Softcover, English/Polish