Good visibility

projekt Kariny Marusińskiej w Galerii Centrala w Birmingham

Karina Marusińska

“What The Eye Doesn’t Know “
22.09 – 4.11.2017
Centrala, Birmingham (Wielka Brytania)
www.centrala-space.org.uk

”Good visibility”
24.11 – 8.12.2017
Mieszkanie Gepperta, Wrocław (Polska)
www.mieszkaniegepperta.pl

The new project of Karina Marusińska reveals what lies beneath the surface of everyday reality. It shows what happens behind the TV screen, dirty window on a bus, foggy glasses, behind our back and in our preoccupied mind. Those things which we usually don’t notice because we don’t want to, we are not able to, we are afraid of or simply we don’t believe we can achieve. The exhibition is composed of two elements which were realised during a residency in Birmingham. Both of them tell us that looking beneath the surface is worthwhile.

The first element of the exhibition is the effect of a social project named ‘Good Visibility’ which was carried out in West Bromwich.
The project encouraged the local community to participate in social and cultural life, and raised awareness of the possibility of change in their immediate surroundings. In the course of several workshop sessions participants shared their visions of the way they would like to see their world change. As a result the attendees painted individual stained glass pieces (to symbolise the new window through which they will view the world) which created a fascinating and colourful installation. The window became a colourful filter which has been imposed on the colourless reality.

The second part is an artistic interposition named ‘Viewpoint.’
In an open space, the artist installed a typical industrial strip curtain in order to blend a distinct framework in a subtle manner. The work refers to one of the biggest society threats – the fake news phenomenon. We live in the world of post-truth which is driven by more and more sophisticated image manipulation, in the world of a global mistrust.

The effects of the project will be also presented in November 2017 in Wrocław, in Mieszkanie Gepperta gallery.

curator: Małgorzta Sobolewska

 

Karina Marusińska (born 1983) is an interdisciplinary artist, lecturer, coordinator, cultural animator and originator of social initiatives. A member of Łuhuu! performance art group www.luhuu.pl and the Food Think Tank collective www.foodthinktank.pl.

She is a graduate of the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Faculty
of Ceramics Design (2003-2008).  Currently she teaches as a lecturer at the 2nd Studio of Functional Ceramics within the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass at the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. In 2015 she earned her PhD in the field of Visual Art Design.

Karina Marusińska  works with different media – ceramics, glass, installation, performance, sculpture and video. Besides, she often delevops social oriented art projects. One main focus are concepts that deal with voltage, that forms at the intersection of what ist internal and external, private and public, noble and common, tasty and disgusting. She explores border areas and connections, which are formed between opposites.

Centrala 
Unit 4 Minerva Works
158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham
godziny otwarcia:
wtorek – piątek: 11:00 – 20:00
sobota: 13:00-18:00

Mieszkanie Gepperta
ul. Ofiar Oświęcimskich ½
50-069 Wrocław
godziny otwarcia:
wtorki, czwartki, piątki: 16:00 – 19:00