Curators: Andrzej Florkowski, Anna Kędziora
opening: Thursday, 1 September 2016
Saturday, 3rd September 2016
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. | Artists’ talk: artists and curators of the “Territorium Novum” exhibition / ART MAIN STATION by mia, Main Railway Station, Piłsudskiego 105
Saturday, 10th September 2016
12:00 – 3:30 p.m. | Curatorial walk with Maciej Bujko through Main Program exhibitions / start: Festival Center, Ruska 46
Territorium Novum authors explore areas with special status. They freely move between the borders of contexts and medium. They delve deep into images, stick to its surface, cross borders of reality and representation, re-evaluate copies and originals, do the mapping, hunting, registering and redefinition. They are privileged individuals who introduce their own new “laws”, ways of seeing, and methods of illustrating on newly formed territories.
Migrations are inextricably connected with annexation, with entering new territories, going into new contexts. They assume confrontation with a place, but also its transformation. Since its inception, photography as a medium has been closely connected with literal and symbolic annexation of new territories. It served as a cognitive, registering instrument, but also a redefining one. Often, it became a tool of colonization, and a photographer was the only witness of silent appropriation. What was seen, named and photographed, radically changed its status.
Artists: Magdalena Andrynowska / Katarzyna Bojko-Szymczewska / Joanna Chwiłkowska / Anna Cywińska / Justyna Dryl / Jędrzej Filuś / Aurelia Frydrych-Zdanowska / Michalina Hendrys / Katarzyna Hoffmann / Ewelina Kamińska / Ewa Kasperek / Violetta Łuba / Bartosz Partyka / Bartłomiej Ponikiewski / Oliwia Rogalska / Piotr Szapel / Paweł Wawrzyniak / Izabela Wasiak / Katarzyna Wąsowska / Weronika Wronecka