What The Eye Doesn’t Know

project by Karina Marusińska held in Centrala, Birmingham and Mieszkanie Gepperta, Wrocław

Karina Marusińska
“What The Eye Doesn’t Know “
1.12 – 15.12.2017
opening: 1.12.2017 at 6.00 pm
Mieszkanie Gepperta, Wrocław (Polska)

The exhibition unveils what is hidden under the surface of everyday reality – this what is going on behind the TV screen, dirty bus windows, and steamy glass lenses, behind our backs and in our anxious heads. The exhibition consists of two elements completed during a residential stay in Birmingham. Both discuss the statement: it is good to see and know more.

The first one is the result of a social project entitled “Good Visibility”, conducted in West Bromwich neighbourhood. The project intended to activate the local community, to encourage participation in social and cultural life, and to realise the real possibility of change in the closest surroundings. During numerous workshop sessions the participants shared, till then hidden, aspirations and dreams of a better world – the world they would like to see outside their window. An installation was made from the stained glass window panes they created. The stained glass is a colourful filter on the grey reality.

The second part consists of documentation of an artistic project entitled “Viewpoint”. In an open space in Birmingham, the author installed a curtain characteristic for the surrounding industrial plants. This curtain subtly distorted the designed frame. This work refers directly to one of the biggest social hazards nowadays, namely fake news. We live in a world of post- truth which is driven by ever more subtle manipulation of pictures, in the world of global trust crisis.

Curator: Małgorzata 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.

Gallery Mieszkanie Gepperta
ul. Ofiar Oświęcimskich 1/2
50-069 Wrocław
The gallery is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4 pm till 7 pm
Intercom in the courtyard

The exhibition is co-financed by the Municipality Office of Wrocław and www.wroclaw.p

organisers: Centrala (UK), Fundacja Art Transparent (PL)


“What The Eye Doesn’t Know “
22.09 – 4.11.2017
Centrala, Birmingham (UK)


The exhibition catalogue can be downloaded here.

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