(Wednesday), 8.00–10.00 PM, open-air screening, garden at the back of MWW, admission free of charge
New Life was the inscription on a neon light found by the artist in a small town near Bydgoszcz in 2005. The sign was brought back to life in 2009, thanks to the involvement of several Polish galleries. Since then the object turned into an artwork has been travelling from one place to another, each time initiating new events.
One of the most important forms of presentation was the inclusion of the neon light in the exhibition COMMON AFFAIRS. REVISITING THE VIEWS AWARD – CONTEMPORARY ART FROM POLAND, which was oranised by the Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Deutsche Bank, KunstHalle and Polnisches Institut Berlin in 2016. The work had been transported by river on board the ship Łokietek. The film documentation of the journey functions as an artwork in its own right, giving the audience an opportunity to watch the changing landscape from the perspective of the river for 45 minutes.
During the evening screening we are going to set out on another journey across Poland with Elżbieta Jabłońska. The meeting will begin with a conversation with the artist, and the screening will be accompa-nied by live music performed by Wojciech Kotwicki (more information).
The screening will be held in the area of Art Wastelands – MWW’s garden that was opened four years ago together with Elżbieta Jabłońska (more information).
Elżbieta Jabłońska (b. 1970) graduated from the Department of Fine Arts of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Her oeuvre includes long-term actions based on cooperation with cultural institutions and the audience (www.nieuzytkisztuki.pl), projects activating different social groups (Railing, Kiev, Ukraine, 2015) and curatorial attempts (I Repeat Them to Catch Up, Museum of Art, Łódź, 2009). In her work she mainly uses installation, photography, performance and spatial-temporal actions. One of her works is currently featured in MWW’s exhibition The Ratcatcher.
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