POLAND OF OUR DREAMS
We dream about Poland where nothing is impossible to accomplish. Where everyone will finally be able to always think and say that WE CAN. And we firmly beileve that such Poland will come. Poland, and Polish people deserve more. Their dreams can come true; They MUST come true. Poland of our dreams is possible and achievable. Polish people have the right to dream, and we will cherish and safeguard this right.
What does the Leader dream of? What does ‘Adrian, currently in a relationship’ – the subject of Michal Sosinski’s work – fantasise about? Are some people’s dreams privileged over those of others? Can collective dreams even exist at all? Can dreams be imposed or enforced? Borrowed or learned? What should we dream about in the context of today’s overwhelming uncertainties? Are naïve dreams of a colorful, socially emancipated, prude-free society by default politicised? And are we actually certain that we really want all our deepest dreams and wishes to materialise?
We set out to explore these issues with through ‘Dreamer’ – a painting by Marcin Kalinski. Formerly a photographer, on one occasion he asked the de-facto political leader of Poland and author of “Poland of our Dreams” to briefly shut his eyes for one shot. This minute act has instantly transformed the all-powerful statesman into a vulnerable, detached, and seemingly genuinely dreamy human being.
All nine artists (Marceli Adamczyk, Małgorzata Goliszewska, Marcin Kaliński, Iza Koczanowska, Aleksandra Liput, Grzegorz Loznikow, Anna Raczynska, Michał Sosiński, Øleg&Kaśka) shown at the “Poland of our dreams’ pop-up exhibition explore themes and imagery around dreams, desires, erotic fantasies, phantasmagorias, magic and futurology.
Curators: Michalina Sablik, Aleksandra Liput
Artists: Marceli Adamczyk, Øleg Kaśka, Małgorzata Goliszewska, Marcin Kalinski, Iza Koczanowska, Aleksandra Liput, Grzegorz Łoznikow, Anna Raczyńska, Michal Sosinski
Al. Ujazdowskie 8, Warsaw, Poland