press release

Opening: Friday, 22nd of February, 6 – 9 p.m.

'Artist in resignation' is a set of six video, the authors of which use the camera as a vehicle for journeying in search of 'other' art. The starting point for this search is the feeling of resignation, discomfort, being weary with the language, infrastructure and everyday practice of professional contemporary art. On the one hand, the films, with a necessary sense of humor, expose the routine nature of the modernist language of contemporary art as well as organized structures of artistic life. On the other hand, they comment on the work of outsiders, non-professional artists, hobbyists and self-made constructors. The majority of featured works uses the conventions of a documentary. Accurately, without voiceover, they attempt at illustrating real or fictitious events. Such self-restraint and exchange of a complicated artistic workshop and production methods for the sake of 'modest and simple' video recording is another sign of resignation.

Most of the works in the exhibition will have their debut in Poland. Julita Wojcik's work as well as the work 'Ketill' by Joseph Marzolla and Tomas Lemarquis will be shown for the first time.

Tamy Ben-Tor, Andrea Büttner, Oskar Dawicki, Joseph Marzolla & Tomas Lemarquis, Lukasz Skapski (Azorro), Julita Wojcik