”At the point of the contact”⎢„Na styku”
exhibition in the frame of Crakow Gallery Weekend Krakers 2018 / Participating Artists:
students of the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of Intermedia in Kraków: Yana Maroz, Maria Nova, Wojciech Ratajczak, Jadwiga Hernas, Damian Sobecki, Erwin Jeneralczyk, Mateusz Świderski.
Teachers: Patrycja Maksylewicz, Mariusz Front, Mariusz Sołtysik, Bogdan Achimescu.
guest: Wiktor Polak
Students of the Władysław Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Interactive Action Studio and Site-specific Studio: Anna Dończyk-Gajos, Irena Zieniewicz, Zuzanna Morawska, Anna Mikina, Agata Zboromirska, Żaneta Górska; teacher: Tomasz Matuszak;
Curators: Mariusz Sołtysik and Tomasz Matuszak
First day of the meeting: all participants collected their packed art works in the Option Gallery at the Piłsudskiego Street.
Second day: all art works were moved to bigger, new space at the Krzemionki Street.
Third day: set up all works and official opening/ finissage.
The viewers were able to participate on every stage of the project.
A contact is the overlapping of different things, phenomena or meanings. The actions at the point of the contact are usually eluding unambiguous terms or labels. This is also how artists participating in the project approach their activities. Although the topic is capacious, the space in which it will be implemented is specific and defined. So it is a frame in which artists will move. We do not place barriers in the choice of the phenomenon or medium in which artists will operate, hoping to refer to the context of place and time that are sufficiently interesting? Threatening? Unbearable? Transitional? This vagueness and ambiguity, the way of complexity and the changeability of things and phenomena are a sufficient pretext for formulating an artistic message or gesture.
In the case of the Option Gallery, there is a significant change resulting from the possibility of using an additional space that we already have as the Intermedia Department (ul. Krzemionki 30) and invitations to joint activities of the Interactive Action Studio and Site-Specific from the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź and guests.