exhibition about the Kościuszko Housing District
curators: Mika Drozdowska, Iwona Kałuża
14 May– 24 July 2021
SIC! BWA Wrocław and the KDM district, Wrocław, Poland
The exhibition about the Kościuszko Housing District (KDM) presented at SIC! BWA Wrocław Gallery is an attempt to diagnose contemporary social phenomena strictly related to the history and identity of the location.
In 1958, a housing district was completed in Wrocław, a place where cultural, artistic and social life was reborn. Over sixty years after the Kościuszko Housing District was built, it became home to SIC! as well. The gallery’s interests revolve around glass and ceramics, as well as such issues as transparency, fragility and visibility. And it is precisely transparency and permeation that inspire reflection on the way we perceive material reality, the here and now of our world in reference to the interpretation of the past.
The exhibition is an attempt to determine the relationship between conditions in which the local community functions and the current assessment of the visual value of this part of the city. Referring to the past, as well as fields of interests of the project’s curators – including residence, neighborhood, community, identity, impression, conflict, presence, and permeation – the exhibition will also include a number of external activities examining social contexts connected with the square’s current function.
artists: Hubert Kielan, Szymon Szewczyk, Tomasz Kulka, Agnieszka Leśniak-Banasiak
Loop M3’s curatorial cooperation: Agata Grzych
photo archive : Kazimierz Grzych
sound installation: Czarny Latawiec
producer: Monika Muszyńska