28.03 – 23.05.2015
Ceci n’est pas cette pipe /

Where is the border between inspiration, plagiarism and quote – it is not known. Every idea is supported by some kind of germ, by a thought which was prior or by an ascertainment. Artists have always reached for the concepts of their predecessors, colleagues and competitors.

Ceci n'est pas cette pipe, exhibition view
Ceci n'est pas cette pipe, exhibition view

The Ceci n’est pas cette pipe was not exhibited by Propaganda for the first time. before, the similar one was opened in Zachęta – National Gallery of Art in Warsaw.  The question is: was our show a plagiarism or just a creative enhanced continuation, an appropriation or an annex and appendix, or perhaps the original and independent entity? We did not give the answer, however we tried to show it – by each of presented works, by every piece of art and every curatorial decision, moreover, using Włodzimierz Pawlak's phrase – that art has an imitative character.


Krzysztof M. Bednarski, Bartosz Kokosiński, Kami Kuskowski, Łódź Kaliska, Paweł Łubowski, Jan Mioduszewski, Jarosław Modzelewski, Włodzimierz PawlakMariusz Tarkawian, Włodzimierz Jan Zakrzewski, Zawa & Worpus