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Michalina Kacperak – Soft Spot

Michalina Kacperak, Untitled #1, from the cycle “Soft Spot”, 2021–2024. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Unit

Michalina Kacperak – Soft Spot

TIME
13 - 23.06.2024
PLACE
Art_Inkubator, Tymienieckiego 3
OPENING
13.06, 19:00-22:00 (last entry at 21:30)
HOURS
Fri-Sun 10:00–20:00 (last entry at 21:30)
Mon-Thu 14:00–20.00 (last entry at 19:30)
ENTRANCE
pass PLN 50, normal/regular ticket PLN 30/10, free admission for children under 12 and guardian with a group of over 10 children
Michalina Kacperak, Untitled #14, from the cycle “Soft Spot”, 2021–2024. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Unit

Michalina Kacperak, Untitled #14, from the cycle “Soft Spot”, 2021–2024. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Unit

Nobody here is who they should be. Children have grown up too early, whereas adults never have.

 

The exhibition brings you into the life of contradictions and contrasts in the author’s family, affected by the father’s alcohol addiction and the codependency developed by other family members. Here, imagination becomes the only safe space.

Michalina Kacperak visited her family home regularly for three years to photograph the room of her youngest sister, Zosia. Focusing on items first, she would then move on to engage in distinct interactions with the family members. Through play, the two sisters explored and transformed the small room, in which the photographer found visual metaphors for her childhood memories. The photos are in fact the record of the returns that she needed in order to finally leave home properly. Soft Spot is all about a painful lesson in sensitivity and the process of healing, but also of the artist’s attempt to connect with her inner child through play.

Curator: Katarzyna Sagatowska
Partners of the exhibition: Fujifilm Poland, Lodz Film School, JEDNOSTKA Gallery

Exhibition in partnership with Krakow Photomonth Festival

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