Pangea United: a guided tour with artists and the curator
ms1, Więckowskiego 36, the exhibition space
Artists invited to participate in the exhibition Pangea United and the curator guided us through the project’s crucial ideas. It was a great opportunity to get together and join the deliberations triggered by the show.
Artists taking part in the exhibition ask a number of questions in order to spark our ecological imagination. How can prototypes created within the art world teach us responsibility for the often-unnoticed suffering inflicted on other bodies? Can the logic of industrial livestock production lead to a similarly objectifying production of human life? What is the environmental potential of humble actions, such as scrubbing floors with recycled fabric, seeding cress in public spaces, or organizing meetings where women can collectively discover the burdensome legacy of patriarchy? What can we learn from people who live in communities under threat of extinction, many of whom belong to so-called indigenous and folk cultures? What would be the value of goods, money and labour in a future devoid of all prospect of economic growth? Why will the borders, zones, and territories that divide the Earth forever remain fictitious and porous? The artworks presented in this exhibition formed a kind of essay, a meditation on the matter of human attentiveness and the interdependence of life in all its forms.
Curator: Joanna Sokołowska
Artists: Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Alan Butler, Carolina Caycedo, Czekalska & Golec, Agnes Denes, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Diana Lelonek, Agnieszka Kalinowska, Tamás Kaszás, Teresa Murak, Christine Ödlund, Artavazd Peleshian, Jerzy Rosołowicz, Alicja Rogalska, Sin Kabeza Productions (Cheto Castellano & Lissette Olivares), Zhou Tao, Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor, Monika Zawadzki andz Dobrawa Borkała, Edyta Jarząb
This exhibition was the next stage of a project that began in conjunction with the Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst in Oldenburg.
More about the exhibition.