• Cezary Bodzianowski, The Prognosis, 2012
  • Cezary Bodzianowski, The Prognosis, 2012

The Prognosis (a banner bearing the slogan “Today’s Art Makes Tomorrow’s Poland”) is another of the artist’s intelligent civic interventions. On the one hand, it can be taken as mild institutional criticism in which the artist, using a paraphrased Communist-era propaganda slogan, pokes fun at the functions of the institution of the Museum, which focuses on promoting modern art for Polish society. On the other hand, the artist’s work is reminiscent of actions by the Occupy movement, such as climbing onto the roofs of important institutions to daub slogans on them. In this context, Bodzianowski—known for his dislike of exploiting
art for any kind of direct socio-political functionalism—makes his interventions resemble artistic declarations, stressing the fact that only impartial art is capable of changing anything.

Year: 2012
Medium: digital print on polyester fabric
Format: 1605×129,3 cm

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Cezary Bodzianowski
Index: MSN:4300-11/2013
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

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