Björn Hegardt FUKT IN WARSAW
09.06 – 25.07.2010

Bjørn Hegardt


Opening of the exhibiton and launch of FUKT nr 8/9:
8.06 (Tuesday), 7 p.m.

08.06 – 25.07.2010
Curator: Marianna Dobkowska
Galeria Laboratorium

Concerts: Nick Yulman, Adam Repucha, 8 p.m.

In Norwegian FUKT means moisture. It is also the name of one of the most interesting periodicals dedicated to contemporary drawing. FUKT, which has been published since 2000, is a gallery in the form of a magazine. It is a space for presentations and reflexions on contemporary drawing created in cooperation with an international group of artists and curators. FUKT focuses on drawing as an independent artistic practice, uncovering the force and volume of a medium in which simple tools achieve an unlimited strength of expression. The Norwegian artist, Bjørn Hegardt who lives in Berlin is the founder and editor of the magazine.

FUKT IN WARSAW is an exhibition which is a presentation of the magazine. Its 8/9 issue, created during Hegardt’s residency in Warsaw in cooperation with Polish artists and curators served as a pretext for the exhibition. The largest so far double issue of the magazine comprises works of as many as 32 artists. The section FUKT IN FOCUS presents the work of artists invited by Bjørn Hegardt. In the part INVITED TO INVITE the selection was made by twelve artists and curators invited by the editor. Within the installation at the Laboratorium gallery, apart from the newest issue, the previous ones will also be presented together with selected original drawings.

The vernissage of the exhibition and the premiere of FUKT #8/9 will be accompanied by the concerts of Nick Yulman and Adam Repucha.

Bjørn Hegardt (Norway) is a drawer and author of installations (working in close partnership with Theo Agren). In his works he portrays desolate, surreal spaces combining utopian architecture with objects of daily use. His works have been included in the Vitamin D compilation, a publication that presents a selection of the most interesting contemporary drawers, published in 2005 by Phaidon Press. He lives and works in Berlin.
Find out more at:

An interview with Bjørn Hegardt was printed in Notes no.59 published by Bęc Zmiana:

Nick Yulman (USA), artist and musician from New York, creates sound installations and compositions in the style of experimental pop and American folk. During his concert he will sing songs, play mechanical instruments constructed and programmed by himself and persuade the audience to wear hats. He is currently present at a residency at the artists-in-residence laboratory at CSW.

Adam Repucha (Poland), singer/songwriter who sings in Polish but plays the guitar the American way. Neil Young, Marc Bolan and John Fahey are among his inspirations. Modest songs based on harmonies of voice and a lonely acoustic guitar express the longing for the heat of the seas and an everlasting summer; they praise passing away, light effects, the wandering of hungry souls and the influence of the cosmos on the down to earth matter of everyday life.

FUKT – Magazine for Contemporary Drawing nr 8/9:
Curators invite artists:

Monika Branicka (pl/de) - Paweł Olszczyński (pl)
Sebastian Cichocki (pl) - Maciej Sieńczyk (pl)
Marianna Dobkowska (pl) - Jan Dobkowski (pl)
Kim Einarsson (se) - Johan Tirén (se)
Krzysztof Gutfrański (pl) - Aleksandra Waliszewska (pl)
Nina Katchadourian (us) - Kathleen Henderson (us)
Marco Raparelli & Norberto Dalmata (it) - Luigi Presicce (it)
Andreas Schalhorn (de) - Georg Bernsteiner (at)
Richard Torchia (us) - Max Maddox (us)
Line Ulekleiv (no) - Ane Mette Hol (no)
Michał Woliński (pl) - Grzegorz Drozd (pl)
Asia Żak (pl/de) - Szymon Kobylarz (pl)
Marianne Zamecznik (no) – Paolo Chiasera (it)

Sofie Berntsen (no), Thomas Broomé (se), Pola Dwurnik (pl), Harold Fisk (us), Pia Fuchs (ca/de), Jochen Gerner (fr), Bjørn Hegardt (no), Torgeir Husevaag (no), Alevtina Kakhidze (ua), Laurent Le Deunff (fr), Maess (pl), Maja Nilsen (no), Eric Nyquist (us), Jeff Olsson (se), Leah Raintree (us), Matthias Reinhold (de), Julia Steiner (ch), Mayura Torii (jp/fr), Steingrim Veum (no)

Graphic design: Ariane Spanier.
Publisher: Revolver Publishing by VVV
Supported by Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, OCA oraz a-i-r laboratory, CSW Zamek Ujazdowski
ISBN 978-3-86895-088-5

Price: 15 euro

During the premiere on June 6, the magazine will be on sale at the promotional price of 30 zł.

The artistic sojourn of Bjørn Hegardt and the realisation of the accompanying events are possible thanks to support of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) and the Municipality of Warsaw.

The artistic sojourn of Nick Yulman and the realisation of the accompanying events are possible thanks to support of the Trust for Mutual Understanding in cooperation with Art In General.

Media Partners: Gazeta Wyborcza, Aktivist, Exclusiv,,, Stolica


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