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Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun (CoCA) announces Microutopias of the everyday

Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun (CoCA) presents Microutopias of the everyday an exhibition on view 11 October 2013–12 January 2014.

Featuring selected artworks from the collection of CoCA Torun, the exhibition explores the problem of relations and diverse forms of life, including private, public, organic, post-human, local and artistic life. The exposition is also meant to highlight the importance of art in the contemporary world as visual arts tend to be underestimated in our country, artworks are regarded as frolics of jaded artists, and there is no time in the educational process assigned to the preparation of children for the reception of contemporary art. Artworks presented at the exhibition hosted by CoCA Torun explore the questions of social relationships, associations with nature in all its aspects, with objects and machines, but they also correspond to the place of display as well as to one another in a most intriguing fashion. Connections develop that are not limited to strict barriers of identity but accent the need of openness and dialogue. Art is not meant to save the world, and it is by no means equal with politics, but it still takes on ethical challenges and is accompanied by “democratic care.” In this way, actions taken by artists interested in new and better models of reality create what may be called microutopias of the everyday.

Curated by Izabela Kowalczyk

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