As You Can See. Polish Art Now - The Debate
Crisis of Independent Institutions
The session is a response to the vivid discussion focused around the exhibition entitled: “As You Can See. Polish Art Today”, which polarised the artistic circles and revealed the fundamental change that occurred in Polish art.
What did we learn about artistic stage, criticism and audience through the “As You Can See” exhibition? Do we need a cyclic review of Polish art? What changed in art in the last decade and why not everyone is willing to discern it? Does Polish art need a new language to be described by? We invite several people to join in the discussion – artists, curators, critics, gallery owners and theoreticians, including: Jan Sowa, Ewa Majewska, Jakub Szreder, Ewa Tatar, Adam Mazur, Jakub Banasiak, Józef Robakowski, Tymek Borowski and Dorota Jarecka. The exhibition is moderated by curators of the “As You Can See” exhibition, Sebastian Cichocki and Łukasz Ronduda.
Topics of this part of the debate: What stands behind the twilight of the artist-run gallery? Are there artists interested in the continuation or reformation of the model? How is the decline of artists-run spaces affected by the market? Where is the institutional energy to be searched for?