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18 · 10 · 2018

SKIP THE LINE! Populism and Contemporary Promises

The exhibition speaks about the rhetoric of promises: those which can be fulfilled and those absolutely unrealistic; about the wishful language of politics and global capitalism; and finally, about the bitter taste of disappointment when a promise meets reality.


The presented works reflect on the nature of today’s language of politics and media, on how the words attempt to shape reality. Skip the line! aims to comment on the ongoing political processes in Central Europe and the world, but focuses on mechanisms and the rhetorical constructions behind them.


Participating artists: AES+F, Anna Baumgart, Adelina Cimochowicz, Davyd Chychkan, Ditte Ejlerskov, Katarzyna Górna & Jakub Majmurek, Szabolcs Kisspal, Michał Korchowiec, Jarosław Kozłowski, Kwiekulik, Karolina Mełnicka, Jozef Mrva, Nagrobki, Aleka Polis, Joanna Rajkowska, Odile Bernard Schröder, Aleksandra Ska, Łukasz Surowiec, Monika Szpener, Maria Toboła, Jiří Žák


Ditte Ejlerskov, DK (b. 1982) lives and works in Denmark. Ejlerskov received an MFA at Malmö Art Academy and studied at the Cooper Union of Art, New York as well.


Project My Bajan Letters (2016-2018) to be presented on the exhibition Skip the Line! consists of publication in three parts, mixed-media installation, and oil paintings.


Curators: Jakub Gawkowski, Stanisław Ruksza

Main organizer & venue: Biennale Warszawa (MA3450), ul. Marszałkowska 34/50

The exhibition will be open from 26.10 – 30.11.2018


Danish Cultural Institute is partner of the project.


The project has been financially supported by the Danish Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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