A graphic element that is used to fill empty spaces in publications. It is used to maintain aesthetic correctness in the image – symmetry, rhythm and compositional balance. The graphic design of a publication affects the perception and interpretation of its content. An image is not only a decorative addition to the text, just like art is not limited to activities that beautify social reality.
‘And we will reply to this mercenary pack, this filth, which raises its eyes blasphemously at our holy mistress – art, which tangles at our feet, at the earliest opportunity – with a kick of the leg.’ The quote comes from the editorial published in the literary-artistic-social magazine Życie [Life] (no 12, 1899).
Work Filler was published in the graphic magazine produced by Group 404 belongs to the publishing cycle distributed in the urban public space (in art and culture institutions, and service outlets). It presents different approaches to everyday phenomena shaped in contemporary local culture. It contains original texts, graphics and records of concepts and activities. The second issue of the magazine deals with multiculturalism in the context of an economic system based on the accumulation of capital, as well as values shaped by avant-garde art, particularly those related to the concept of internationalism. The authors refer to the issue of diversity as a cultural factor influencing the process of socialisation.
OrganizerBWA gallery in Zielona Góra, Magdalena Abakanowicz University of the Arts Poznań
ArtistsKrzysztof Balcerowiak, Andrzej Bobrowski, Marta Chudy, Stefan Ficner, Milena Hościłło, Dorota Jonkajtis, Tomasz Jurek, Dorota Karolewska, Maciej Kozłowski, Maciej Kurak, Maryna Mazur, Maja Michalska, Witold Modrzejewski, Grzegorz Nowicki, Kornel Ofierski, Monika Pich, Maksymilian Skorwider, Anna Sobczyk, Piotr Szurek, Michał Tatarkiewicz, Radosław Włodarski