Night of the Exhibition at Stroboskop (2018)

Oil Painting, 30”x40”, collaboration with Norbert Delman

Installation images from the exhibition Waiting for Another Coming, shown at the Center for Contemporary Art (CSW) in Warsaw, PL and the Contemporary Art Center (CAC), Vilnius, LT

From the exhibition text: ”…We are neither an institution nor a proper gallery, and we can’t support artists because we have no buyers and make no profit. Yet, we have a community, we regularly exhibit new works, we are engaged in local and international conversations, and at the end of the day, have a physical space in the garage of an old communist-style bloc building. So the weight of this questioning (what if we didn’t exist?), in all of its dramatic, existential glory, is very real. We ask it in order to both understand our position and validate the time, energy, and resources that we devote to giving Stroboskop life. Through this painting, we position Stroboskop within the canon of Western art history, where countless other images from stories, fables, tales, and folklore – part fact and part fiction – have been depicted over the centuries for the very same reason in the very same way. This painting is the allegory of Stroboskop. Playing with the art historical styles of both Romanticism and Polish Historicism, we declare our relevance and cement our position in the world. We believe the myth because we have created it. Now, we promote it to perpetuate it.”