Dizziness: Navigating the Unknown
15/09/17 - 07/01/2018
Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art
Jazdów 2, 00-467 Warsaw
This exhibition can get your head spinning. Artists leave the established to seek other states of consciousness. They lure the audience into a confrontation with their own convictions.
The group exhibition Dizziness. Navigating the Unknown is the result of the artistic-research project Dizziness – A Resource, which is being implemented since 2014 by Ruth Anderwald and Leonhard Grond at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, in collaboration with the Institute of Psychology at the University of Graz. In the project, the various states of instability become the starting point for exploring the frontiers of philosophy, cultural studies, medicine, research into creativity and innovation.
The exhibition will feature the works of thirty-three artists from around the world, created in the second half of the 20th century and in the 21st century. These works instill in the viewers the sensation of disarray mentioned in the title of the exhibition. The premeditated artistic strategies force the audience to confront their own convictions, directions of thought as well as intentions. Artists elicit questioning of the established rules or the ongoing changes in the world. They go beyond what has previously been established, beyond the generally accepted framework of thinking.