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Janek Simon, Perverse Decolonization. 1985, exhibition

JANEK SIMON – ‘1985’

In the ’80s, Poland was torn between two contradictory realities – communism and capitalism – trying to “decolonise” itself while being “colonised” at the same time, reacting to new needs, desires, products and visual culture.

No title, 2016-2017, ceramic, Agnieszka Brzeżańska, The National Park All Over The Earth, photo: Piotr Żagiell

A MODERN SHAMAN

Candles, incenses, vases endowed with luscious breasts, horses against the backdrop of an endless horizon, burning sun, chanting female voice and a staggering fountain, stream of water flowing straight out of woman’s womb…

Ewa Partum, 'Change', 1974/2016, photography, Courtesy of the artist.

RECORDINGS – INTERVIEW WITH BOŻENA CZUBAK

Bożena Czubak is a founder of the Warsaw-based Profile. Additionally, she curates the three-year Recordings project – a series of live recordings’ screenings featuring happenings, performances…

'Orient' - exhibition, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, photo: Studio FILMLOVE

THE SMELL OF EUROPEAN ORIENT

Central and Eastern Europe is a unique region in the context of the Old Continent as a whole. For ages there has been an impression that the region was “out of place” and did not fit as an integral part of the greater entity.

From the left: Kader Attia, “Culture, Another Nature Repaired”, sculpture/object, 2014; Wolfgang Tillmans, “The State We’re In”, A, inkjet print, 2015; photo: Wojciech Pacewicz

OPINION JOURNALISM IS NOT OUR FOCAL POINT

Based on the interview with Sebastian Cichocki. ‘When I enter the rooms of Galeria Labirynt in Lublin where the exhibition entitled The State We Are In is presented, at first, I feel uncertainty and slight anxiety…

Slav Squatting and Its Discontents

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO RECOGNISE THE RIGHT SLAV?

The phenomenon of Slav squatting is coming to the MeetFactory – Prague–based art gallery. The project was inspired not only by post-Soviet street culture, but also…