In 2016 the cityscape of Warsaw gained a new landmark – the highest skyscraper in Poland – the Warsaw Spire. The most expensive property investment in the country is a symbol of the corporate world, business, money. The Art Walk Gallery situated on the ground floor has been created by the same investor and is supposed to be an independent space without any corporate impact, educational, thought-provoking, offering everyone a window to the art world.
– Is it worth fulfilling this task?
– Yes, it is.
– As there is no other place of this kind nearby, which means that thoughts appearing in this space are likely to go off the beaten track.
And it would be excellent if they went off the beaten track for good in order to make everyone aware that the world we live in today is not given in such a shape forever. One thought might be followed by many others. We may come up with a reflection that the world is ours. It belongs to us and we can foresee its future, however, we cannot be sure of its partnership nor its blessing. We cannot take it for granted.
The best advertisement has a slogan that we identify with. An airline eye-catching claim becomes a symbol of human drama. We use it as a life motto without even considering it. What if it was well thought-over?
Conception: Jakub Słomkowski
Coordination: Karolina Wlazło-Malinowska
Artists: Karol Kisiel, Arek Pasożyt, Andrzej Jobczyk, Marek Dakowski, Jakub Jasiukiewicz, Łukasz Kwietniewski, Jakub Słomkowski. Radicalzz: Joanna Skorupska, Marta Frączek
In cooperation with: Katarzyna Rysiak, Iza Szostak, Tomasz Pakowski, Daniel Truszkowski, Dana Chmielewska, Agnieszka Sprawka, Marcin Ślusarczyk, Zofia Turkot, Marek Kucharski, Michał Rytel Przełomiec, Magda Graff, Konrad Zientara, Igor Wójcik, Karolina Karwan, Szymon Szulc, Katarzyna Owczarz
Music: Jakub Słomkowski (cooperation: Rafał Smoliński, Karolina Ogrodowska, Gilberto Bautista Ortiz, Marcin Fijałkowski, Jakub Dykiert)
Graphic design: Bakcyl Studio
Partners: Samsung, Calypso, O.K.O film, WIML
Media patronage: TVP Kultura
Organizer: Art in the City Foundation, Ghelamco Poland
06.12.2017 – 28.02.2018