Jakub Danilewicz, Baltazar Fajto, Józef Gałązka, Małgorzata Goliszewska, Katarzyna Kalinowska, Ewa Kasperek, Krzysztof Maniak, Renata Motyka, Laura Ociepa, Maryna Sakowska, Katarzyna Szymkiewicz, Mariusz Tarkawian, Piotr Urbaniec, Natalia Zalewska
The curator of the exhibition is Inés R. Artola.
The starting point for the exhibition is the journey that participants of Hestia Artistic Journey competition (artistic residences) set out on and the way that the collection gathered by the Foundation (in a more or less literal meaning) makes. The exhibition is also an invitation to reflection, philosophical thinking outside the box and common patterns, but also a reference to the condensation of a particular idea in the artistic object. Art appears here as confirmation of our existence, thoughts and relations with the surrounding world. “Ergo sum” – therefore I am.
The process of travelling itself is often an inspiration to create. External travels – covering the road from point A to point B – but also internal, metaphysical self-analyses shape personality and character. The latter, however, are multidimensional and not that obvious. The modern world has no limits – you can go to the airport and land in any part of the world or stay at home and go on a virtual trip by using Google Maps. With the help of memory, one can travel in time – by recalling memories and emotions, we can move to any fragment of experience. I travel ergo sum.
The works presented at the exhibition are the projects of the winners and finalists of the Hestia Artistic Journey competition. The exhibition at Biała Gallery discusses the subject of human existence and the place that homo sapiens occupy in the modern world. The purpose of the exhibition is to interact with the audience. Mariusz Tarkawian, known for his apt drawings which accurately comment on the surrounding reality, has also been invited to cooperate. Tarkawian’s intervention will bring out the most interesting threads from the works presented at the exhibition. it will be an artistic external commentary on the problems raised by other artists.