A Place Where We Could Go
A Place Where We Could Go
Opening: Saturday 8 March at 7 pm
CSW Kronika in Bytom, Rynek 26, 41-902 Bytom
The exhibition A Place Where We Could Go is a premiere edition of eight autonomous projects (exhibitions): Magda Fabiańczyk, Erla S. Haraldsdóttir, Lars Holdhus by Frederik Gruyaert, Rafał Jakubowicz, Darri Lorenzen, Łukasz Skąpski, Krïstïan Skylstad, Łukasz Surowiec, also including the documentation of a previously realised work by Paweł Kulczyński. All the projects are outcome of artistic residencies in Upper Silesia and Dąbrowa Basin.
A Place Where We Could Go is a part of the international research project Project Metropolis co-organised by the Imago Mundi Foundation and CSW Kronika in Bytom. Employing various tools of contemporary art, the project takes up the discourse about places with complex identities that have been affected by stereotypes and also about linguistic and social issues, architecture and post-transformational changes, exploring new or forgotten intellectual areas of the region which, for the duration of the project, has become an art laboratory.
Magda Fabiańczyk: Tam, gdzie mnie nie było (Where I Was Not), Erla S. Haraldsdóttir: Trace, Lars Holdhus & Frederik Gruyaert: Authentic Post-Industrial Experience, Rafał Jakubowicz: Płyta (Yard), Paweł Kulczyński: Lament, Darri Lorenzen: Cast Hand, Łukasz Skąpski and Ayuta, Rafał Bujnowski, Paweł Jarodzki, Łukasz Jastrubczak, Tomasz Kowalski, Piotr Kurka, Kamil Kuskowski, Mikołaj Małek, Malwina Rzonca, Wilhelm Sasnal, Grzegorz Sztwiertnia, Małgorzata Szymankiewicz: Przaja moimu hajmatowi, Krïstïan Skylstad: Black Under Shower Painting, Łukasz Surowiec: Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku 4 (Happy New Year 4)
Curator: Stanisław Ruksza
Project Metropolis, which has existed for a few years now, aims to discover parallel spaces – cities within cities, regions within a region. For do we really have a complete picture of the region? Is it one, or are there many? There are many overlapping images, fused together: some are wishful thinking, while others are ones that we do not wish to contemplate, some based on tradition, others – clearly cutting themselves off from tradition. Similarly, there are many different perspectives: social, economic, historical, referring to tradition and political. The corollary of Project Metropolis will be the biggest exhibition to date about the region of Upper Silesia and the Dąbrowa Basin and it will open towards the end of 2014.
A Place Where We Could Go has been carried out in a partnership with the Icelandic Art Center, Reykjavik Art Museum and Kunsthall Grenland. The project has been financed as part of the EEA programme Promotion of Diversity in Culture and Arts as part of European Cultural Heritage supported by grants from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as well as Poland.
Image: Darri Lorenzen, Cast Hand, 2013-2014, fot. Łukasz Szymczyk