from 2pm to 8pm
on Sunday 16.10. 2022
Curator: Juraj Čarný
Luchezar Boyadjiev /BG/, Ladislav Čarný, Džumelec (Erik Sikora), Aldo Giannotti /A-I/, Daniela Krajčová, Kundy Crew, Stano Masár, Jarmila Mitríková / Dávid Demjanovič, Dan Perjovschi /RO/, Ivana Šáteková, Shooty, Dušan Zahoranský
The Wandering Gallery is proud to announce collaboration of with 8 Mediations Biennale Polska 2022 in Mosina and Wroclaw.
“We have created a system that prefer false information not because we want it, but false information makes companies more money than true. The truth is boring.”
Sandy Parakilas, former operations manager Facebook
In 2021, we met for the first time on a mass scale with hoaxes that not only endangered human lives, but also directly killed. The irresponsible behaviour of people spreading misinformation questioning the safe principles (social distancing, wearing robes, but also the existence of the virus) has been exacerbated by algorithms that determine the priority distribution of fake news. And we had no idea that in 2022 the war would begin in Ukraine and about 30% of the population in Slovakia would be on the side of the aggressor. The disinformation scene disseminating unsubstantiated and misleading information is not adequately counterbalanced by institutions that disseminate facts on social networks with comparable force. Being a victim of a disinformation war is relatively easy, especially when unprepared and uneducated people stand against troll farms and sophisticated social networking algorithms.
The Wandering Gallery is a nomadic public art platform (balcony built on a small truck) presenting contemporary art, music and workshops in regions (summer festivals, squares, housing estates, schools and). We focus on places where extremism grows uncontrollably, we talk to people for whom attending a cultural event or cultural institution is an unimaginable or unattainable luxury. In collaboration with international artists and through the metaphoric language of art we draw people’s attention playfully to the risks of extremism, racism, xenophobia and disinformation. The vision is to help people learn to think critically.
In cooperation with 8 Mediations Biennale Polska we will present concert and exhibition on a topic inspired by the work of activist group Kundy Crew.
One day a kind of angry person came to Socrates: “Have you heard, Socrates, what your friend has done? I must tell you at once.”
“Wait,” the sage interrupted.
“Have you sifted what you want to tell me through three sieves?”
“Through three sieves?” the man asked in surprise.
“Yes, yes, through three sieves. The first sieve is the truth. Have you examined whether everything you want to tell me is really true?”
“No, I just heard it and . . .”
“Then you must have sifted it through the second sieve, which is good. Is what you want to tell me, when you can no longer prove it to be true, at least good?”
The other answered hesitantly: “Not at all, on the contrary…”
“Ah!” interrupted Socrates. “Then let’s use the third sieve and see if what you want to tell me and what upset you so much is necessary!”
“It really isn’t necessary…”
“Well,” smiled the wise man, “if it is neither true, nor good, nor necessary, you had better forget it and do not burden yourself or me with it!”
The Wandering Gallery visited Budapest, Warsaw, Prague, Graz, Maribor, Koper, Celje, Zürich, Roma, Torino and other cities between 2007-2010. We covered 18 566 km in Slovakia, 75 878 spectators attended our performances between 2017-21.
In cooperation with Mediations Biennale Polska and Mosina Cultural Center
Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council
born in 1968, lives and works in Poznań. Since 2002 he has been employed at the Faculty of Photography of the University of the Arts in Poznań. He is involved in a broadly-understood phenomenon of photography, installation and motion picture. A reflexive attitude of his creative works is featured by the confrontation of forgotten or omitted methods of imaging with current practices of medium experiencing, defining the border areas of photography (in particular those identified as post-media), gaining new means of expression and tools that lead to outreaching one’s imagination. He is a co-creator of Solarigraphics and author of a unique series of cyclographics. He participated in more than 70 exhibitions in Poland and abroad, i.e. in: Great Britain, Australia, China, Spain, Canada, Germany, Slovakia.
Since 2020 he has been running Experimental Photography Atelier at the Faculty of Photography of the M. Abrakanowicz University of Art in Poznań.