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Paris: ‘I like Europe and Europe likes me’ – group exhibition with young Polish artists
April 20, 2018 - May 15, 2018
I LIKE EUROPE AND EUROPE LIKES ME
The title of the event I like Europe and Europe likes me is a reference to Joseph Beuys’s famous performance I like America, America likes me. In 1974, the artist locked himself up with a wild coyote inside an art gallery during three days. The work address the cohabitation with humans and nature as well as the fracture which existed between the United States and Eastern Europe.
The two blocks have dissolved, revealing new geographical and ideological borders, especially in Europe. The tensions inherent to this new configuration contrast with general progress of the XXIth century.
Scientific discoveries, technological inventions, political transformations as well as social evolutions characteristic of what we consider as modernity, but these mutations sometimes appear to feed the tensions of our time.
Is any progress an improvement ? How does it influence our daily life, our behavior and our human interactions ? Does it awaken any sort of political consciousness ? Does it optimize our living conditions, or do we undergo its negative effects ? How do these questions resonate in Poland ?
‘Contemporary art in Poland — New Tendencies in Polish Art — 1980 and 1990 Generations’
21 April 2018