SATURDAY AFTERNOON, 1st of DECEMBER, LEEDS, 2008, Manifesta 7 Rovereto

'One of the most paradoxical aspects of Ostoya’s elusive avant-gardism is her return to painting. She took it up again in 2008 after a long hiatus with A Sense of Perspective and Other Attempts, and initially she was responding to a newspaper image of children living on a garbage dump, which for her recalled the rubbish heap of Leonia in Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities. She decided that it demanded a weighty presentation. “I didn’t want to print or to draw it,” she claimed, “since these techniques seemed too light in relation to the subject of the image. . . . Oil on canvas seemed the right choice because of its gravity, its historical meaning and value.”'  Tom Williams: Revisionist Histories: Anna Ostoya's Avant-Garde, DF Press & La Kunsthalle Mulhouse catalogue, 2014

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery: Rearview Mirror: New Art from Central and Eastern Europe, 01 Jul – 05 Sep 2011 

Manifesta 7 Rovereto, 19 Jul – 2 Nov 2008 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, 1st OF DECEMBER, LEEDS, 2007, plywood, acrylic and CD player with 6 min recording of Zygmunt Bauman reading a chapter Leonia from Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, ca. 37 x 40 x 95 inches (95 x 100 x 240 cm)