2 February 2020 - 3 April 2020
|Place||ul. Rynek 26, 41-902 Bytom, POLAND|
|Organizer||Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Kronika / Centre for Contemporary Art Kronika|
with the participation of Edward Gil-Deskur, Klaudia Kwiecień, Wiktor Okrój, Dorota Wach, Agata Wąsik
/ curators: Agata Cukierska, Katarzyna Kalina / opening: 15.02. (Saturday) at 19:00 hours /
The starting point for Joanna Pawlik’s art is the intimate issue of her own disability which is later expanded by including works by amateur artists into her exhibitions. By creating with other “performers of life” coherent statements in the form of exhibitions she curates and performances she directs, the artist modifies the tenor of amateur works. In the case of Pawlik’s art, the process of creating the works is as important as their “autonomous” existence. Striking relationships, overcoming barriers, repeating improvised stories and increasing the activity of the socially disabled lies in the core of Joanna Pawlik’s artistic practice. The artist wants to make a change and facilitate the authors’ coming out, which literally means coming out of the house. She herself had to face the “staring” when, after years of felling ashamed, she finally revealed her disability by showing her personal artworks to the public.