Various Artists
WORTH REMEMBERING! A Tribute to Jerzy Lewczyński
25th september 2015
to 30th october 2015
An attempt of a new psychogeography of art, featuring: 
Andrij Bojarow, Tommaso Bonaventura, Mateusz Choróbski, Michał Jelski, Mikołaj Długosz, Arno Gisinger, Anna Orłowska, Błażej Pindor, Ronit Porat, Krzysztof Pijarski, Szymon Rogiński, Tomasz Szerszeń, Yan Tomaszewski

curator: Rafał Lewandowski

Asymetria Gallery presents an installation of Jerzy Lewczyński’s Archive, a nucleus of the future Jerzy Lewczyński Institute.

The presentation is accompanied by a tribute exhibition of works made by contemporary artists, ‘donated’ to Jerzy Lewczyński, but not necessarily faithful to his style; let us remember that one of the tenets of his practice was to ‘doubt everything’.

In the next step, through a curatorial gesture, contemporary artworks will be added to Jerzy Lewczyński’s works in order to transgress their temporal and geographical boundaries.

This transition from a notebook, through the works of contemporary artists, to their ‘historical commentary’ will be a kind of Situationist drift, a term borrowed from the French artist, Guy Debord (as Paweł Mościcki writes about it, dérive originally means the ‘drifting of ships or continents, as well as deviating from course or simply sailing freely without using the helm’, and programatically, ‘passing quickly through diverse environments’). For the Situationists, drifting was a starting point for developing a new science called psychogeography, an exploration of the laws and effects of geographical surroundings.

Today, at Asymetria Gallery, the shared drifting of a deceased artist and of contemporary ones is meant to produce such relocations in the field of photography that will create new conditions for challenging its boundaries, its new psychogeography.

21.09.2015 10:35:40

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Ronit Porat