An exhibition about the nature of promise. After the Congress the objects will be closed in a time capsule for a period of one hundred years.
The tricky title refers to the strategy of 'arranging' the future, according to which 'tomorrow' is within our capabilities, stems from our more or less conscious actions, and finally, is a distinct fantasy, and at the same time a diagnosis of our present worries and aspirations.
The point of departure for the conceptual work on the exhibition was the notion of “promise”, both in the context of politics, whose mechanisms are largely based on making promises, as well as in the context of social engineering, which employs various forms of promises in shaping and managing social moods.
The exhibition will comprise art and design objects created and submitted by selected authors. After the conclusion of the Congress, the object collection will be closed in a time capsule for a period of one hundred years, as a testament of the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century.
Among authors of works enclosed in the capsule, there are: Richard Barbrook, Hubert Czerepok, Mariana Castillo Deball, Jarosław Hulbój, Paweł Jarodzki, Paweł Jasiewicz / Kompott, Szymon Kobylarz, Jerzy Kosałka, Bartosz Mucha, Kama Sokolnicka, THOMSON & CRAIGHEAD, Adam Witkowski.
2011-09-08 - 2011-09-11, 18:30 Design Gallery – BWA Wrocław
Mise-en-scene: Hubert Czerepok
Curator: Katarzyna Roj
Produced by: Marta Kubik / BWA Wrocław – Galerie Sztuki Współczesnej
This event is part of Attention Culture!, the Cultural Program of the 2011 Polish EU Presidency, which comprises a six-month series of exceptional events and artistic projects, including the European Culture Congress, held as a part of the Polish presidency in the EU Council.
Organizers: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, National Audiovisual Institute
Patrons of Presidency: PKO Bank Polski, PZU S.A.
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