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DEREALISM / 09.09.2013 - 05.10.2013

For the new wave of „de realism” rising all around the world the mediated relation to reality is crucial. However banal is the notion, we do perceive it through culture, through conventions, millions of Pictures brought by media somehow superseding real experience (for most children a picture of a hare seen in television, internet or cartoons is more real than the actual one they had never seen in their lives). Increasingly it forms viewer and its skill of visual interpretation. Yet the picture (a work of art.) through its mimicry becomes a bridge to reality in which our experiences but also life itself gain their significance.

The art seen on the exhibition definitely comes back to human figure, to things, human narration, sometimes in allegorical or symbolical way. It contradicts the statement of Alfred Barr: „geometry abstraction and gestural art are crowning achievements of modernistic art and art as a whole” that art is only a perfect object of universal geometry and abstract gesture with expression separated from human sources. This is the return of moving image and profound meanings it carries. Of course the lesson of Modernism is not to be neglected, set on the ground of different traditions: old painting, Modernism, twentieth-century realisms with belief that new soil of artistic possibilities can be created. All the same there is something Promethean in these attempts. Although in Hesiod’s Theogony, Zeus to take revenge on Perseus orders to make Pandora, who opening her box unleashes evil and misery on the world. It is interesting the creators of Pandora’s Box are Hephaestus (technology), Hermes (trade), Athena (knowledge) and Aphrodite (inspiring lust). When all the disasters spread around after opening the box, Pandora managed to close the lid. There is only Hope at the bottom.

Curator: Mirosław Jasiński

Artists: Julia Curyło, Krzysztof Izdebski-Cruz, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Dorota Kozieradzka, Mariusz Mikołajek, Paulina Sadowska, Łukasz Stokłosa, Katarzyna Szeszycka, Radosław Szlaga, Aleksandra Urban, Marcin Zawicki

Photos from the opening:

Galeria Miejska we Wrocławiu
ul. Kiełbaśnicza 28
50-109 Wrocław

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Kule - projekt Lech Twardowski, wykonanie Wiesław Waszkiewicz
Logotyp - Marta Płonka