16.03 – 18.05.2019
HOW TO TRAVEL /
EWA DOROSZENKO, JACEK DOROSZENKO
The second exhibition of Ewa and Jacek Doroszenko in Propaganda is a real untruth or a untrue reality. Through multiplied transformations of elements taken out from the real and virtual worlds, they created a tangible evidence that today's life, consciousness and subjectivity extend far beyond our senses and travel through the areas of the medialized digital world. How to Travel is an exhibition-narrative composed of works that elude simple categorization and take a debate with the medium in which they were created. Fascinated by modern information technologies and their incredible potential to shape lifestyles, based on images from popular computer games and tourist guides, the artists explore the formal possibilities of digital blurs, distortions, and imperfections.
The preparation of the exhibition was accompanied by a reflection on the function of contemporary photography, which occupies a special place in building illusory visions of the landscape. Deriving from observations of the relationship between the contemporary traveler and the surrounding landscape, which is more often based on compulsive snapshots than on direct experience, artists question the trust in the virtually constructed images. Time changes its direction, and the place of residence gets multiplied and blurred. This is no longer a virtual reality, but real virtuality.
Using the installation located in the space of the gallery, artists will perform a specially prepared sound composition. The performance starts at 8 PM.
Ewa Doroszenko — visual artist, Doctor of Fine Arts, graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2019), winner of many competitions, including DEBUTS 2018 (doc! photo magazine), Young Lynxes 2018 (Contemporary Lynx), Debut 2018 (Lithuanian Photographers Association) and a beneficiary of numerous residence programmes: Re_Act contemporary art laboratory in the Azores in Portugal, Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz in Austria, The Island - Resignified Lefkada in Greece, Kunstnarhuset Messen Ålvik in Norway, Klaipeda Culture Communication Center in Lithuania, Petrohradska Kolektiv Prague in Czech Republic, AAVC Hangar Barcelona in Spain. Her works have been published in magazines such as Der Greif, Vice, NEO2, The Bosco Magazine, The Forumist, YET magazine, The Calvert Journal, Daily Serving, Metal, Flat Magazine, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography.
Jacek Doroszenko— an artist active in the field of audio-visual arts, working mainly in the field of video, installation, and sound. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. A beneficiary of numerous residence programmes, including Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz in Austria, The Island — Resignified Lefkada in Greece, Petrohradska Kolektiv Prague in the Czech Republic, Kunstnarhuset Messen Ålvik in Norway, Klaipeda Culture Communication Center in Lithuania, AAVC Hangar Barcelona in Spain. He has presented his works at many exhibitions, including He has exhibited at the Matadero Contemporary Art Center in Madrid, FIESP Cultural Center Ruth Cardoso in Sao Paulo, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in Vancouver, Contemporary Signs Centre in Torun, Propaganda Gallery in Warsaw, Bathhouse Centre in Gdansk, The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry, Gallery Kasia Michalski in Warsaw, Gallery Pauza in Krakow, Klaipeda Culture Communication Center in Klaipeda, Institut für Alles Mögliche in Berlin, Fait Gallery in Brno, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples, Cidade das Artes in Rio de Janeiro. He performs in the music duo Mammoth Ulthanaand solo, and together with Ewa Doroszenko he co-creates the audio-visual project Soundreaming.