We kindly invite you to attend on March 15, at 3 pm a curatorial tour around the Karolina Szymanowska’s Wave exhibition by the curator Joanna Kobyłt and the artist Karolina Szymanowska.

A wave is a disturbance of a physical field that spreads in a medium or space, one of whose characteristics is reflection – after reaching the border, the wave changes direction. The dictionary definition of this physical phenomenon can also be applied to describe a mechanism characteristic of the human psyche. Running into a limitation or an obstacle that cannot be overcome entails a change, often resulting in taking the opposite course. The term may also denote social phenomena that have cyclical, recurrent character, but also experiences of strong intensity. The Third Wave was the name given to the famous sociological experiment carried out by Ron Jones in 1967, in which he showed that even democratic societies are susceptible to totalitarian ideas.

In her artistic strategy, Karolina Szymanowska often uses terms that aptly illustrate collective and individual psychological processes. Wave, loop, reflection, fixation, repression, repetition are just some of the phenomena that appear as a model in her work. These mechanisms can also symbolically refer to the subject’s relationship with the outside, or the relations between subjects occurring during social situations, such as conformism, group leadership or exclusion.
Karolina Szymanowska (b. 1982 in Wrocław) is an artist who works mostly with sculpture and installation. Having graduated from the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, since 2010 she has been working at its Department of Sculpture and Spatial Activities. She was awarded the 2nd prize at the Szczecin International Visual Arts Festival “Inspirations” and won the Fresh Zone competition at the Art Boom Festival in Cracow. She has participated in numerous collective and individual exhibitions in Poland and abroad. She lives and works in Wrocław.
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