TRÓJKĄT BERMUDZKI / OUTSIDER ART / GALERIA TAK / IX – XI. 2017
PROJECT CO-FINANCED BY THE STATE FUND FOR THE REHABILITATION OF DISABLED PERSONS MANAGED BY THE
SELF-GOVERNMENT OF GREATER POLAND VOIVODESHIP
PROJEKT ZOSTAŁ DOFINANSOWANY PRZEZ MIASTO POZNAŃ
PROJECT CARRIED OUT WITH THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE CITY OF POZNAŃ
John Urho Kemp I Iwona Mysera I Gosia Bartosik I Stah Bałdyga I Diana Grabowska I Kamil Kurzawa I Barbara Chęcka I Paweł Mysera I Radosław Perlak I Władysław Grygny
The exhibition draws on the thought of Christian Berst, who said: “Art brut is fascinating in terms of its representation as the field is akin to the Bermuda Triangle, where the compass goes crazy. We soon realise that many of our concepts are not applicable here.”
On the one hand, these words convey the marginal presence of the outsider art discourse in art and the inability to create
a conceptual frame for art brut/outsider art, revealing the indeterminate nature of the phenomenon. On the other hand, they highlight the unique presence of the inscrutable in art.
The inscrutable that stretches between the conscious and the unconscious. The exhibition draws a line between reflection on the unexplored artistic territory and on the field of non-existence, as the Bermuda Triangle is arbitrarily considered, where unexplained disappearances occur and traces become dematerialised.
At the exhibition, the implosive works by outsiders are brought together with pieces by professional artists, thus merging the visible and the inscrutable. The main theme of the show is the entanglement in the materiality and ephemerality of existence. It emerges from the crossroads of ephemeral spaces, academic worlds, spiritualistic speculations and activistic gestures. It thus reveals new senses which deliver a critical commentary on the current topics, depicting the act of disappearing, erasing the traces as a value or a loss. These gestures unfold in the space between active access to the code of the universe and erasure – exclusion from the game.
Artistic practices are known for their ability to arrange chaos. The exhibition ▲B depicts a sign that becomes a form of disappearance, hiding or a “magic passage” in an attempt to explain the mystery revealed.