The Navel of the World

5 October 2019 - 15 November 2019

The Navel of the World / Pępek świata

Place ul. Rynek 26, 41-902 Bytom, POLAND
Organizer Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Kronika / Centre for Contemporary Art Kronika
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Exhibition for children | Curators: Katarzyna Kalina and Paweł Wątroba | The navel of the world, the centre of events, safe haven. In the remote past, people would identify the centre with a holy tree, cosmic mountain, stone or a totem and concentrate the life of their community around such objects. Those artefacts marked the cosmic axle and served as oracles that enabled the contact with the past and the future. Today this idea is represented by the individual centre, which orders human actions and aims, gives the sense of safety and harmony. Such functions can be fulfilled by the comfort of your own home, your family, nature or an institution that focalises creative energy.