JOANNA RAJKOWSKA

SAMOBÓJCZYNIE

Exhibition:

March 22 - May 9, 2018

Opening:

March 22, 2018 (Thursday) at 7pm

Curator:

Emilia Orzechowska

The exhibition premieres the latest series of works by Joanna Rajkowska. The title Suiciders are devoid of any ethical imperative, they do not pose questions about the value of life or suggest better solutions, they do not reflect on the complex reasons for the dramatic decision to take one’s own life or the lives of other people. The project does not diagnose or recount suicide cases, but describes the artist’s relationship with the women who attempted suicide themselves or sent other women on suicide missions.

According to Rajkowska, the essence of the work is “(…) a feeling of inability. It concerns the inability to feel true empathy, the inability to understand a woman (…) who attempts to destroy herself, at the same time terminating the lives of others. My point is that I have never reached such border, such state of body and mind. Sitting in a comfortable European country, we can only feel Schadenfreude, an inner satisfaction such atrocities do not happen to us.”

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