why are we afraid of sunsets?
Place: Gdańsk City Gallery 2
Opening: 22nd of July, 7.30 PM
Exhibition: 23rd of July – 18th of September 2016
Artists: Paweł Althamer and Michał Szlaga, Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Justyna Górowska and Adam Gruba, Anna Hulačová, Mikołaj Kownacki, Basim Magdy, Olga Anna Markowska, Karol Radziszewski, Andrzej Szewczyk, Ziemia Mindel Würm, Jakub Julian Ziółkowski
Curator: Patrycja Ryłko
The exhibition why are we afraid of sunsets? gathers works that relate to broadly understood spirituality, mysticism, shamanism, animism, mythology as well as rituals in religion and culture. The show seeks to investigate tensions between the categories that effectively describe reality and the phenomena that escape rational definition, systematisation, algorithms and – above all – do not sit comfortably within the modern-day vision of an all-embracing techno-utopia. Evoking highly spiritual states, the exhibition operates in the sphere of the unconscious, in the field of psychotronic research – on the border between reality and fiction, normativity and madness.