The work Gentrification presents a cross-section of a residential building during demolition works; it deals with gentrification meaning a change in the character of a part of the city. The exhibition refers to the multifaceted concept of the title especially in the context of its impact on artistic creation and the functioning of art in society.
"The system is a set of rules that are aimed at improving the functioning of society and maintaining existing cultural values. The attempt to develop and maintain standards of social behaviour is already utopian since it is impossible to establish timeless ways of functioning. Cultural, political and social systems stop fitting the changing environment and become stereotypes over time. Creating the system refers to the idea of ‘better reality’, which also deforms and often disappears over time. Systems as regulations that facilitate the functioning of an individual in society strengthen their position, often destroying freedom and development opportunities. [...]" *
ArtistsAndrzej Bobrowski, Grzegorz Nowicki, Jarosław Janas, Piotr Szurek, Maciej Kurak, Radosław Włodarski, Witold Modrzejewski, Tomasz Jurek, Michał Tatarkiewicz, Maciej Kozłowski, Maryna Mazur, Dorota Jonkajtis, Martyna Pakuła, Krzysztof Balcerowiak, Maksymilian Skorwider, Stefan Ficner, Aleksandra Kosior, Ula Szkudlarek, Agnieszka Maćkowiak, Milena Hościłło