GUIDED TOUR IN ENGLISH / World National Park
2019-12-08 / 12:00
Sunday 8th December, 12 PM
Admission free / this tour of Agnieszka Brzeżańska exhibition "World National Park" is given in English
"World National Park" to sure is a catchy phrase, but is it understood? "World" as in the entire planet? The cities, highways, and airports, too? And the farmland, the war ones, the environmental disaster? And why "national"? Seems like the author is planning to have the whole World conquered by one of its nations, or perhaps to unify all its Peoples under a single cosmic banner?
These types of cognitive anxiety-inducing questions are the domain of Agnieszka Brzeżańska, a native of Gdańsk, born in 1972, a painter, conceptual artist, ceramist, performer, video artist, but also a herbalist and water enthusiast. Although active on the international art scene for well over two decades, she remains relatively little-known in Poland. The exhibition at the Królikarnia aims to fill that gap and present Brzeżańska’s artistic and intellectual journeys, from the late 1990s until today. The map of the artist’s inspirations reaches far and wide, stretching from the folksy regions of Mława and Podlasie, to the Asian islands of Japan and Indonesia, and even the Amazonian forests of Peru. Her interests span from archaeology to futurology, from botany and evolutionism to esoterism and Eastern philosophy systems. She nonchalantly navigates the works of prominent scientists and the visionary ideas of intellectual rebels, often drawing on systems of cognition that were marginalized by science, such as alchemy, parapsychology, indigenous knowledge or matriarchal traditions. Capitalism, the climate crisis, or the accelerating development of AI are to Brzeżańska hostile forces, posing a threat to the organic life of Earth. And so she undertakes to save the planet, chanting ecological mantras and painting magic spells in graphic form.
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2019-12-08 / 12:00