Exhibition Prywatność (Privacy), State Art Gallery, Sopot.
The reportage was produced by the television channel TVP Gdańsk and concerned the exhibition Privacy at the State Art Gallery in Sopot (1999), whose participants (apart from Wyrzykowski) included Małgorzata Lisiewicz, Grzegorz Klaman and Robert Rumas as well as “David EveryBody – the virtual performance artist.”
The concept of the exhibition consisted in examining the gallery space, identified as part of the public space, as a space constructed by the “privacy” of its participants. The exhibition comprised three parts in which the artists created their exhibitions in an order that they themselves selected. Each subsequent exhibition was embedded in the space of the previous one. The goal was to provoke a situation that would compel the artists to ask themselves about the limits of the “privacy” of their works and the potential inviolability of that privacy.
© Piotr Wyrzykowski