Alex Buldakov (Russia), Carla Cruz (Portugal), Hubert Czerepok (Poland), Christoph Draeger (Switzerland/USA), Jon Mikel Euba (Basque Country/Spain), Dan Perjovschi (Romania), Wilhelm Sasnal (Poland), Janek Simon (Poland), Sean Snyder (USA/Germany), David Ter-Oganyan (Russia), Walid Raad (Lebanon/USA)
Curators: informal group exgirls (Magdalena Ujma and Joanna Zielińska)
Co-ordination: Małgorzata Taraszkiewicz-Zwolicka

Last News is the development of research done so far by the exgirls group on the subject of beauty and violence. The starting point is provided by the mass media and its fascination with bad news. With their help the exhibition is going to study the subject of reality and the ways of creating and destroying the reality by images. Today’s images are characterized by the disappearance of truth for the sake of politics and aesthetics. At the same time the art misses reality and struggles to tame it; artists make use of direct quotations and the literal language of media. The artworks presented on the exhibition are close to the political and activist art thus documenting contestation and revolt against simulated reality. Artists from Europe, America as well as Middle East are going to answer the question whether it is possible to get to the reality analysing successive layers of paintings, reproductions, photographs and reflections constantly flowing through the world.

Dan Perjovschi

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