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Artur Zmijewski

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When asked about his artistic aspirations, Artur Z · mijewski is clear about his intent: “I’d like to

be a partner in the political struggle.”1 Rather than staging aggressive interventions in society,

Z · mijewski uses a camera to document how people respond when they encounter behaviors

or philosophies with which they are uncomfortable or unfamiliar. To do this, Z · mijewski first

establishes situations that force his subjects to confront difference, and then records the

resulting tension in his videos and photographs.