(the desire to understand is an act of resistance*) Katarzyna Szeszycka
This is the latest in a series of exhibitions by Szeszycka based on an extended series of paintings and videos under the common title Nocą będę opisywał słońca (At night I will be describing suns). It was taken from a book by Boris Cyrulnik, a promoter of the idea of resilience. The name does not yet have an equivalent in Polish that fully reflects its meaning. Resilience is the resilience, springiness, suppleness, flexibility, and strength needed to survive a crisis, pick yourself up and move on. Cyrulnik’s research looks at creativity as a crucial factor in the resilience process.
With this exhibition, the artist closes the process of confronting and recovering from her loss.
Katarzyna Szeszycka was born in 1983. Painter, interdisciplinary artist. She is the author of several painting series including Adolescent, Devoid, Volcano Area, Empty Landscapes, The Dim Light, Pełnia – realizacja (Full Moon – realisation). She creates spatial realisations relating to the limit of perception: The Model of Swarm (2019) Białe rośliny (White Plants – 2014/15). She is associated with the Szczecin graffiti scene. Co-founder of the independent FREEDOM GALLERY. She is a professor at the Academy of Art in Szczecin.
The exhibition is co-organised by Trafostacja Sztuki in Szczecin.
coordinated by: Karolina Leśnik-Patelczyk
The project was helped by:
Bartosz Wójcicki (Pushka Studio)
Pavlo Javorskyi (Video Grill)
Andrzej Mikosz Webber (Dobrzewiesz Nagrania)
OFFmarina Foundation | Raubo i Wspólnicy | Marina Development
Jadwiga 2 Society
Academy of Arts in Szczecin
Society of Friends of the National Museum in Szczecin
The public task is co-financed with funds received from the budget of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship.
Task co-financed by the Regional Directorate of State Forests in Szczecin.
* The title words are from a book by Boris BarberLa nuit, j’écrirai des soleils, Wydawnictwo Odile Jacob, 2019, translated by Dr Łukasz Świerszcz (University of Szczecin).
Opening 06.02.2024, 6 pm
20 Gdańska St.