(Saturday), 3.00 pm, 5th floor, admission free
We kindly invite you to attend on February 29, at 3 pm a curatorial tour around the Łukasz Rusznica’s Subterranean River exhibition by the curator Paweł Bąkowski and the photographer Łukasz Rusznica.
Subterranean River is a constant interpenetration of two orders, balancing on the border between existence and non-existence. It shifts from blood red to the darkest matt black. In the exhibition space, black acquires a very specific, material dimension – of a framed surface painted with a colour that absorbs 99.6% of light. Therefore, this object simultaneously negates photography, which is a record of light, and makes a reference to the alchemical mirror connecting our reality with what is just beyond its limits. The colours of Subterranean River play with our perception and visual habits, but also trigger emotional reactions depending on our personal experiences and cultural symbolism associated with a given colour.
Łukasz Rusznica (b. 1980) is a photographer, curator, and educator based in Wrocław, Poland. Since graduating in cultural studies from the University of Wrocław, he has exhibited his works in galleries and museums in Poland and abroad. He is the author of the photobooks Subterranean River, Smog, Near, Infra, Toskana, and The Most Important Things I Do Not Tell You At All, designed by Thomas Schostock. He is a winner of the Show OFF Section of the Krakow Photomonth Festival 2012 and the WARTO 2015 Award. In 2016 he was selected to take part in European Eyes on Japan – a unique project inviting photographers from European Capitals of Culture to capture everyday life in Japan. He is the winner of Griffin Art Space Prize – Lubicz 2017 for the best portfolio at Krakow Photomonth 2017. Rusznica currently runs a photography gallery, Miejsce przy Miejscu, dedicated to promoting emerging photographers from Poland and abroad. He’s scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the City of Wrocław (2020).
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