Curators: Patrycja Rup (PL), Tomasz Piars (PL/HU)

Artists: Anna Kolodziejczyk (PL), Kamil Moskowczenko(PL), Paweł Baśnik (PL), Łukasz Huculak (PL), Dy Tagowska, Tomasz Piars (PL/HU), Dániel Bajkó (HU), Ákos Bánki (HU), Péter Szalay (HU), Géza Szöllősi (HU)

"The future is but the obsolete in reverse."

Vladimir Nabokov

“Like energy, entropy is in the first instance a measure of something that happens when one state is transformed into another”

P.W. Bridgman

The universe is aiming for more and more entropy. Stars are getting colder, galaxies are moving away and if you believe astrophysicists, everything will get darker, heat will be evenly distributed throughout the universe.

Entropy as another coalition of science and art. Scientific term ‘entropy’ gained the popularity in the field of culture and art in the 1960s, mainly thanks to artists and critics gathered around the New York “Park Place Group”. Entropy has become a new perspective for art that celebrates disintegration, disassembly, decomposes time, matter and space to look at isolated factors.

Entropy has become a new perspective for art that celebrates disintegration, disassembly, decomposes time, matter and space to look at isolated factors. In social systems, a state of low entropy and a high degree of internal organization corresponds to state, caste and monarchist or dictatorial regimes of power. The increase of entropy seems to be a positive process, creating space for the freedom of individuals.

Can entropy as a concept taken from physics reflect the processes occurring in contemporary culture and art? Contemporary culture loses its rank and strength of persuasion. Entropy in the field of art remains a term with pejorative connotations. Donald Kuspit acknowledges the concept of entropy as crucial for understanding contemporary art. The American critic in his popular book "The End of Art" takes the reader through a path that in his opinion led art to its transformation into its own negation. Entropy means a split between reason and senses for Kuspit, and consequently leading to the disintegration of art. The disintegration of aesthetic and cognitive values, brings to mind the collapse of culture, but here the key question is whether we are dealing with a fall or reformulation, with changes in the scheme that would underpin a new type of culture.

Exhibition is created in cooperation with Latarka Gallery from Budapest.