press release

The Flowers of our Lives exhibition examines the phenomenon of collecting and the collector from the sociological and psychological perspectives. Participating artists investigate motives that drive people to collect. The artists examine the moments when fascination turns into a raison d'être, an obsession to gather and an inner compulsion. The works deal with the dichotomy between gathering and collecting, explore the frontiers of these phenomena and the definition of what a collection actually is. The exhibition is a new voice in the current discourse on contemporary collections – not just art collections – and collecting strategies.

CoCA's Subjective Guide to Collections, a book that depicts and describes private collections of various objects discovered in the local region, offers an enhanced perspective on this project.

Curator: Joanna Zielińska

Artists: Jesper Alvaer/ Kutlug Ataman / Walerian Borowczyk / Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkáčová / Oskar Dawicki / Wojtek Doroszuk / Lilla Khoór & Will Potter / Robert Kuśmirowski / Goshka Macuga / Łukasz Skąpski / Janina Turek / Andrzej Urbanowicz

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Kurator: Joanna Zielinska

Künstler: Jesper Alvaer, Kutlug Ataman, Walerian Borowczyk, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova, Oskar Dawicki, Wojtek Doroszuk, Lilla Khoor & Will Potter, Robert Kusmirowski, Goshka Macuga, Lukasz Skapski, Janina Turek, Andrzej Urbanowicz