Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun (CoCA) opens Epidemic exhibition

. September 29, 2013

Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun (CoCA) presents Epidemic an exhibition on view 27 September–29 December 2013.

Jan Manaski, Possesia – Implement VIII (Component VIII), 2013. Map of Poland, tripod, steel, resin, soil, paint, laboratory items. Courtesy the artist.

Jan Manaski, Possesia – Implement VIII (Component VIII), 2013. Map of Poland, tripod, steel, resin, soil, paint, laboratory items. Courtesy the artist.


The title and the form of the Epidemic exhibition refer to Lars von Trier’s Epidemic (1987), a film from the Europa Trilogy by the Danish director. Combining documentary and fictional elements, the film constitutes an attempt at presenting the process of working on a script. Autothematic reflection on the film introduced by von Trier provides the starting point for the Epidemic exhibition, which is—first and foremost—an attempt to test the idea of an art exhibition as a medium. It examines contemporary categories of artistic production in the context of relations between artists, curators, audiences and institutions. Its structure refers to the category of the essay film (Chris Marker), where different narrations and methods of representation occur at the same level and the boundaries between fiction and reality blur.

Artists: Ewa Axelrad, Tymek Borowski, Izabela Chamczyk, Mateusz Kula, Jan Manski, Arek Pasożyt, Liliana Piskorska, Joachim Sługocki, Izabela Tarasewicz, Natalia Wiśniewska

Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun
Waly gen. Sikorskiego 13
87-100 Torun, Poland
www.csw.torun.pl

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