Zbigniew Libera’s exhibition at Galeria Wschodnia art gallery marks the artist’s return to Łódź – a city with which his work has been associated since his participation in the artistic group Kultura Zrzuty (Chip-in Culture). The venue is also an important aspect of this return – Galeria Wschodnia is, after all, a legendary site of the independent gallery movement and the city’s last operating artist-run gallery established in the 1980s.
“Sometimes you write a novel and sometimes you create a collection of short stories” – that’s how the artist describes the exhibition. The monumental and multifaceted compositions, which are well-known from the artist’s previous projects, have been replaced with fragments suspended between the decisive moment and the recording of an extremely rare event. We can recognise some of them as refugees from earlier works, which suggests the existence of alternative stories. They are also a sort of a narrative experiment. The untold nature of these events is accumulated in the viewers’ compulsion to experience them all together – to see how they shape a new, collective story.
curator: Daniel Muzyczuk
17.06.2023, 13:00 | Meeting with Zbigniew Libera (in Polish language only) in Art_Inkubator, Tymienieckiego 3
*After Fotofestiwal the Gallery will be open from 17:00 to 19:00 or on reservation through phone (+48 793 434 420) – from 26th June until 23rd July (from Monday to Sunday).
The works presented in the exhibition may contain content inappropriate for underage viewers, including elements of nudity. Admission for minors over the age of 15 is possible with the prior consent of a parent or legal. Before giving consent, we recommend that you familiarize yourself in advance with the exhibition.