Archive:

Cycles

Zygmunt Rytka has produced more than 30 works in the photographic medium as well as over a dozen films and video works, most of them developing a concept contained in his photographic cycles. In later life, he also produced works in the form of objects and installation. The photographic cycles also include conceptual projects from the 1970s such as Time Units, based on a kind of instruction manual to follow when using a camera, as well as...

Zygmunt Rytka has produced more than 30 works in the photographic medium as well as over a dozen films and video works, most of them developing a concept contained in his photographic cycles. In later life, he also produced works in the form of objects and installation. The photographic cycles also include conceptual projects from the 1970s such as Time Units, based on a kind of instruction manual to follow when using a camera, as well as numerous projects that are sort of mini-performances in front of the camera lens or video camera. An example is the cycle Bluff, in which Rytka plays the role of an action movie hero in a golden coat and white gloves. Also among the are projects based on critical documentation of media activity, as with the cycle Photovision, comprising more than 5,000 photographs taken directly of a television screen in 1978–1983 and showing how mass media worked in communist-era Poland.

Also digitised were signed original prints as well as an entire archive of negatives related to Rytka’s artistic output. As a result, the individual cycles on the page are represented both by shots which the artist chose to be blown up and a much larger set of pictures preserved on negatives and slides which Rytka never used. It is possible to compare these two collections by choosing the object types in the filter settings on the page.

The pieces displayed here include all Zygmunt Rytka’s most important art excluding the works he produced in the last period of his life, such as objects from the My Forms of Recording series as well as digital photographs produced after 2000, which we plan to process in the next stages of the project.

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Time Units, 1971-1973

Time Units, 1971-1973 (number of objects: 36)

Object X, 1971

Object X, 1971 (number of objects: 144)

Some Meetings, 1971-1981

Some Meetings, 1971-1981 (number of objects: 59)

Test, 1972-1977

Test, 1972-1977 (number of objects: 64)

Research of Lines, 1973

Research of Lines, 1973 (number of objects: 4)

Private Collection, 1973-2000

Private Collection, 1973-2000 (number of objects: 82)

Three Bullets, 1974

Three Bullets, 1974 (number of objects: 13)

Bluff, 1975-1979

Bluff, 1975-1979 (number of objects: 542)

Fiat 126p, 1976

Fiat 126p, 1976 (number of objects: 23)

Toys, 1976

Toys, 1976 (number of objects: 24)

Positions, 1976

Positions, 1976 (number of objects: 19)

Introduction to Objective Photography, 1976

Introduction to Objective Photography, 1976 (number of objects: 2)

Description of Place, 1978

Description of Place, 1978 (number of objects: 13)

Photovision, 1978-1988

Photovision, 1978-1988 (number of objects: 2344)

Photo-Grapho-Transfer, 1978-1981

Photo-Grapho-Transfer, 1978-1981 (number of objects: 61)

Momentary Objects, 1980-1994

Momentary Objects, 1980-1994 (number of objects: 64)

Projection Series, 1980

Projection Series, 1980 (number of objects: 52)

1981, 1980-1981

1981, 1980-1981 (number of objects: 167)

Continual Infinity, 1982-1993

Continual Infinity, 1982-1993 (number of objects: 544)

Holographs, 1982

Holographs, 1982 (number of objects: 4)

Complementary Images, 1982-1984

Complementary Images, 1982-1984 (number of objects: 10)

Formulating a Statement, 1983

Formulating a Statement, 1983 (number of objects: 3)

Coming Soon, 1984-1985

Coming Soon, 1984-1985 (number of objects: 22)

Beside Art, 1986-1991

Beside Art, 1986-1991 (number of objects: 108)

Momentary Objects - Scheme of Disintegration, 1987-1988

Momentary Objects - Scheme of Disintegration, 1987-1988 (number of objects: 51)

Momentary Objects - Scheme of Transformation, 1987-1989

Momentary Objects - Scheme of Transformation, 1987-1989 (number of objects: 202)

Impermanent Object, 1989-1994

Impermanent Object, 1989-1994 (number of objects: 208)

Transient States, 1992

Transient States, 1992 (number of objects: 4)

Contact, 1993

Contact, 1993 (number of objects: 349)

Neuron-Optical Space, 1993-1994

Neuron-Optical Space, 1993-1994 (number of objects: 71)

NOE, 1994

NOE, 1994 (number of objects: 7)

Videophotographs, 1994

Videophotographs, 1994 (number of objects: 5)

Elements, 1997

Elements, 1997 (number of objects: 78)

And What Now, 1998

And What Now, 1998 (number of objects: 28)

Dynamic Objects, 2002-2003

Dynamic Objects, 2002-2003 (number of objects: 64)

Self-portrait, 2003-2004

Self-portrait, 2003-2004 (number of objects: 1)

Our Forms of Transfer, 2010

Our Forms of Transfer, 2010 (number of objects: 3)

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