Anastomosis - in other words, connection, fusion, coupling, splicing, combination, sticking together, binding, integrating, unifying, weaving, cooperation, harmony, junction, marriage. But also the sexual act, the rapprochement. Bridge, link, merging. Synthesis. The title of the exhibition is in line with the motto of this year’s Festival. Dichotomy - (Greek: dichotomos = cut into two parts) or division into two parts, mutually exclusive and complementary to the entirety. Binary oppositions - black or white, good or bad,everything or nothing and nothing in between. Two poles, two possible solutions and two extremes of thought. Love - hatred, strength - weakness, faith - atheism, body and soul, beginning and end. Dichotomy is one of the flaws in our traditional way of thinking because it prevents us from seeing the full spectrum of the notions and everything there is to see in between. The exhibition of the lecturers and students of Intermedia and Photography departments at the Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts is an attempt to recreate the wholeness, a combination of opposites.
A.D. Agnieszka Babińska - the curator of the Anastomosis exhibition, a lecturer at the Department of Photography
Agnieszka Babińska, Anna Leśniak, Lucyna Kolendo, Robert Kaja, Janina Rudnicka, Magdalena Babraj, Marta Długołęcka, Kamil Grobelny, Maria Janicka, Matta Jegierska, Dominika Michałowska, Aleksandra Molenda, Magdalena Nowicka, Agnieszka Piasecka, Katarzyna Serkowska, Anna Szejbut, Magdalena Kołakowska Walaszek, Mikołaj Walentynowicz, Ewa Tomaszewska, Karina Zawadzka, Aleksandra Żuk
Astoria Business&Leisure, 4 Sienkiewicza Street – exhibition open to the public until 30.10.2021, Mon-Sun, 11:30-18:00