"We are people", Galeria Labirynt 2020. "Odczarowywanie" Bartek Kiełbowicz, (w tle praca Moniki Sosnowskiej)
piaskowiec 60 x 40 cm
Próba osłabienia nacjonalistycznego hasła. Zdanie "Polska dla polaków" wyryte w dziesięciu językach narodowości, których najbardziej boją się Polacy.
We are people/Jesteśmy Ludźmi. Gallery Labirynt curator: Waldemar Tatarczuk
To Multiply Evil It Is Enough Not To See It Is it necessary in the 21st century to keep repeating that a human being is a human being regardless of their origin, skin colour, gender, sexual orientation or any other traits? The answer to this question no longer seems obvious when the president of the country states: “They are trying to persuade us that LGBT are people, but it’s an ideology”, and his electoral campaign staff member adds: “Let’s protect ourselves from LGBT ideology and let’s stop listening to these idiocies about some human rights, or some equality. These people aren’t equal to normal people, end of discussion” The exhibition “We Are People” reacts to the current developments and threats that they entail. When leading politicians make statements that challenge the inherent equality of all people and question what should remain unquestioned, it is hard to remain indifferent. “Auschwitz did not fall suddenly from the sky”, as the historian, journalist and former concentration camp prisoner Marian Turski remined us in his recent speech. It began with small, seemingly innocent steps, such as the so-called “ghetto benches” for Jews at universities. Thus, slowly and silently, evil creeped in, adopting its most gruesome form. A classroom bench – nothing serious, after all, we can pretend nothing is happening and carry on living... Later came the ban on using swimming pools, shops, public places... We know all too well how it ended. We are currently turning a blind eye on many hateful statements from politicians, laying the blame, for example, on the heated public debate on the eve of the elections. When we fail to protest, we come to terms with such statements, we let them exist. “Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions” – wrote Primo Levi. A treatise on the banality of evil was penned by Hannah Arendt. Her words still ring true: “Evil is banal because it may go unnoticed, one may not think about it, it can be multiplied infinitely while concentrating on something else.” Waldemar Tatarczuk. Participating artists: Mirosław Bałka Przemek Branas Karolina Breguła Gilbert and George Igor Grubic Łukasz Horbów Filip Kijowski Paweł Korbus Paweł Leszkowicz i Tomasz Kitliński Rafał Milach Liliana Piskorska Karol Radziszewski Józef Robakowski Daniel Rycharski Bart Staszewski Mariusz Tarkawian Waldemar Tatarczuk ft. Agata Wiatr Filip Tułak Bożna Wydrowska Paweł Żukowski Archiwum Protestów Publicznych (Agata Kubis, Marta Bogdańska, Karolina Sobel, Adam Lach, Chris Niedenthal, Wojtek Radwański, Rafał Milach) artists who join the exhbition on the July 8, 2020, 6 pm Daniel Kotowski, Ludomir Franczak Gabryś the Prince Martyna Gart Wojciech Gilewicz Mikołaj Grabowski Bartosz Jakubowski Anna Jankojć Kamil Kak Anton Karyuk Bartek Kiełbowicz Grzegorz Kozera Kornel Leśniak (Marta Bogdańska, Sara Herczyńska, Marta Maliszewska, Agata Sztorc) Izabela Maciejewskia Krzysiek Oleksiak Jacek Poniedziałek Sergey Shabohin Elwira Sztetner Syreny TV (Ewa Majewska, Aleka Polis) Hubert Znajomski