Life is a backyard


July 6 - September 10, 2018


July 6, 2018 (Friday) at 6 p.m.


Tomasz Armada, Jan Baszak,  Maciej Cholewa, Bartosz Kokosiński,  Adrian Kolarczyk, Julia Popławska, Konrad Królikowski & Marta Zabłocka, Izabela Sobczak


Daria Grabowska

Curatorial tour:

July 8, 2018 (Sunday) at 1.30 p.m.

„There are no pubs here. There are no libraries, cinemas, pubs with billiards, no dance clubs or a bodybuilding center, no playgrounds or florists, no bowling alley, swimming pool or basketball hall. There are no salons with flippers, just like plots. There are only small gardens, to which you descend the brown stairs from the first floors of the blocks. These blocks stretch indefinitely or even further, to the sea, set on green hills and rooted in the valley (…).“

(Łukasz Orbitowski, Another Soul)

The exhibition Life is a backyard tells about attachment to the place and people and the resulting consequences.The title courtyard, which is a synonym of life is an uncomfortable past that we have tamed, although it still hurts, it still disturbs. Gallery space, go outside, become synonymous with clashes, understatements and never-shouted words. These stories seem to flow from individual apartments, which, in contrast to the multitude of windows on the estates, are only and a few very intimate confessions. They are supposed to make a kind of contrast The memories of the brutalities hidden in the modernistic artefacts are filled with childhood, the present moment, but intertwined with a peaceful, tame death. At the same time, the whole exhibition takes up the kind of sadness that creates the gallery an ideal place to leave alone your own stories.