Chessboxing Photo Exhibition / July 1-September 30, 2022 Warsaw
July 1-September 30, 2022
Post-noir and somatic photos create a space for unraveling visually and imaginatively one of the most spectacular hybrid sports of our times: CHESSBOXING.
Chessboxing is a sports innovation social movement. It combines chess and boxing sparing in alternate rounds (3 minutes each). It is extremely demanding, gives masterful satisfaction, and guarantees to foster ring IQ and physical fitness.
The origins of chessboxing are credited to drawings in the comic book authored by Enki Bilal in the Nikopol trilogy. The French idea was ulterior taken up by Dutch performance artist, Iepe Rubingh (1974-2020). Rubingh staged a chess boxing match with his friend in Berlin in 2003, and subsequently established more institutionalized bodies in Berlin and at global level. More or less parallel, the sport also developed in London under the coordination of Tim Woolgar. A sport innovator extremely appreciated for the atmosphere created around the events and continuous engagement with talent scouting. Chessboxing is now visible in countries as diverse as France, India, Italy, Iran, and Russia. It is known to foster women’s emancipation, reduce age bias and increase equality through sports. For years its popularity has been growing in the world. As traced in the groundbreaking documentary by David Bitton – By Rook or Left Hook – The Story of Chessboxing – a Documentary Film.
DANIEL WIŚNIEWSKI, 1977
I’m a street, sports, and architecture photographer.
I’m a husband, father of two sons
I’m a bus driver.
I take my cues from Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing, and cycling.
Jestem fotografem ulicznym, sportowym i architektury.
Jestem mężem i ojcem dwóch synów.
Jestem kierowcą autobusu.
Inspiracje czerpię z brazylijskiego jiu-jitsu, boksu i jazdy na rowerze
SEBASTIAN SOCHANEK, 1989
My main genres are documentary photography (today mainly music events) and travel photography.
I started training from a very young age.
I used to train Muay Thai, still watching MMA and boxing.
Moje główne gatunki to fotografia dokumentalna (obecnie głównie wydarzenia muzyczne) i podróżnicza.
Ze sportami walki jestem związany od najmłodszych lat.
Trenowałem Muay Thai i wciąż oglądam MMA i boks.
MAREK M. BEREZOWKSI, 1983
I am a photographer and anthropologist.
I prefer long-term documentary projects concerning war, pandemics, and urban metamorphosis.
Sport is the practice of perfecting your body and mind.
Jestem fotografem i antropologiem.
Preferuję długoterminowe projekty dokumentalne dotyczące wojny, pandemii i miejskiej metamorfozy.
Sport to praktyka doskonalenia ciała i umysłu.