Start the weekend with a presentation on the work of Polish-Mexican artist Marcos Kurtycz (1934-1996), by his daughter Anna Kurtycz.

In the late 1960s, during his 30s, the artist and graphic designer Marcos Kurtycz left Poland and took refuge in Mexico, where he lived until his death in 1996. Kurtycz’s mail art “bombs” and metaphoric “bombings,” begun in 1981, are the focus of a display currently on view in Untitled at Witte de With. Kurtycz’s Bombs consisted of packages sent by the artist to institutions internationally, and which included drawings, letters, and other printed matter critiquing the academicism of their time. These missives were sent to institutions that, for Kurtycz, were imposing Eurocentric perspectives unto aesthetic production in Latin America.

FOCUS is a series that offers personal perspectives by the Witte de With team or other related participants, into artworks or projects currently on view.