Dizziness: Navigating the Unknown group exhibition

29.11.2017 |

Stability is challenged and the stable ground you are familiar with becomes foreign at the group exhibition ‘Dizziness: Navigating the Unknown’, now on in Warsaw until the 7th January.

Artistic researchers Ruth Anderwald and Leonhard Grond, from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna were behind a unique research project in 2014 exploring the impact of states of instability across various fields. In collaboration with the Institute of Psychology at the University of Graz, ‘Dizziness – A Resource’ examined the impact of constant states of crisis and alert in the realms of philosophy, cultural studies, medicine and research into creativity and innovation.

Extending on from that research, the multimedia exhibition ‘Dizziness: Navigating the Unknown’ explores the feelings that come from these hyper alert states. The boundaries of what is known, stable and comfortable are pushed and 33 artists from numerous countries across the globe present works that represent the feelings of those states. According to the research, the conditions of unease and imbalance are motivators to further explore the frontiers of work in the various fields and the artists’ works explore how vulnerabilities and fear of change can impact on that work.     

The exhibition contains current art works as well as works from the previous century. Along with the art exhibition, there are a series of film screenings and guided tours of the exhibition are available in English. Of particular interest is a screening this Thursday 30th November. Follow Your Values a film from 2013, directed by Lady Bantu and Havarie a French German co-production from 2016, directed by Philip Scheffner will screen from 8pm. The next film screening after that will be in January.

The exhibition is curated by Ruth Anderwald, Leonhard Grond, and Katrin Bucher Trantow and is well represented by Baltic States artists within a group of talented international artists.

Dizziness opened on Friday the 15th of September and will be open until Sunday the 7th of January 2018 at Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Poland

More information about the exhibition can be found here on the U-jazdowski website. The film and performance programme can be found here (in Polish and English).   

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