Un tale che osservo da un po' di tempo
On September 21, the Polish Institute of Rome and the Fondazione Pastificio Cerere inaugurated the collective exhibition "A tale I have been watching for a while" by borrowing the title from a composition by the great Polish poet, Nobel Prize for Literature, Wisława Szymborska . The phrase is the stage of "study" and observation of the artistic scene by the curators Simone Ciglia, Alessandra Troncone, Marco Trulli and Saverio Verini.
To exhibit their works are Alicja Bielawska, Cezary Poniatowski, Dominik Ritszel and Jakub Woynarowski. The project saw an evolution in two different moments: a study trip to Poland, during which the four curators visited the cities of Bytom, Cracow, Warsaw and Lodz and were able to get in touch directly with the artistic reality contemporary of the country, followed by a cycle of two meetings at the Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, in the presence of invited artists at the margins of the trip.
At the conclusion of this research activity, at the center of the exhibition is the dialogue between the works as an additional part of a process based on the exchange between artists and curators during the months of project development. Arianna's line of the exhibition is to recognize and emphasize the many approaches and themes dealt with, emphasizing both consonant and discordance in a structured visual game play that involves different means of expression: from installation to painting, from video to drawing and architecture.
Alicja Bielawska's research on the material aspects of everyday life and the relationship between objects, interior and memories translated into sculptures and installations where shapes and colors are perfectly calibrated; the painting by Cezary Poniatowski, which is based on a lexicon of fantastic shapes, often overlapping in space; the videos of Dominik Ritszel where the concepts of control and discipline find shape in a visual approach loaded with tension; and, finally, the conspiracy theories about the art of Jakub Wojnaroski, draw a complex scenario that aims to restore the liveliness of Polish art production in the generation born in the eighties.
With this project, the Foundation reaffirms its innovative role in the Roman cultural landscape and beyond.