24 June – 15 September 2016
“The Alternativa 2016 Damage and Loss exhibition is an attempt to capture the constant experience of loss and the complex, multi-layered consequences of distress. It links personal human experiences, historical traumas and economic, political and environmental conditionings. Personal integrity, dignity, health, relationships, safety, access to resources, and last but not least, life, are the values many fear losing most. Their loss not only results in a traumatic experience for individuals, communities and societies but the anxiety, shock and dysfunction they breed are often politically and commercially exploited.”
Anna Baumgart, Ursula Biemann, Karolina Breguła, Karolina Brzuzan, Ella de Burca, Gabriella Csoszó & Lívia Páldi, Daniel Dressel, Dariusz Fodczuk, Ingela Johansson Zuzanna Janin, Sven Johne, Hiwa K, Anton Kats, Anna Królikiewicz, Honorata Martin, Hanna Nowicka, Ekta Mittal, Rozhgar Mustafa, Anneè Olofsson, Agnieszka Polska & Witold Orski, Salam Atta Sabri, IM Heung-soon, Katarina Šević and Tehnica Schweiz (Gergely László & Péter Rákosi), Dominika Skutnik, Mariusz Tarkawian, Milica Tomić, Mariusz Waras.
|Ella de Burca, The Pull, Alternativa 2016 opening performance with aerialist Elaine McCake. Photo: Małgorzata Misha Szura-Piwnik.|