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Group exhibition:
ID: E20.4


Title:

We Are People




Date:
June 24 — October 11, 2020 

Place:
Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland

Curator:
Waldemar Tatarczuk

Artists:
Archiwum Protestów Publicznych (Agata Kubis, Marta Bogdańska, Karolina Sobel, Adam Lach, Chris Niedenthal, Wojtek Radwański, Rafał Milach), Mirosław Bałka, Edna BaudAnatoly Belov, Pamela BożekPrzemek Branas, Karolina Breguła, Ivan DavydenkoEwa & AdeleSean FaderLudomir Franczak, Gabryś the PrinceDaniil GalkinMartyna Gart, Jakub GawronGilbert and George, Wojciech Gilewicz, Mikołaj GrabowskiIgor Grubic, Aleksandra IgnasiakBartosz Jakubowski, Marta Jalowska, Anna Jankojć, Marcin JanuszEdka Jarząb, Sara Herczyńska, Łukasz Horbów, Nikita KadanKamil Kak, Anton Karyuk, Anastasia KashtalianFilip Kijowski, Bartek Kiełbowicz, Łukasz KoniecznyPaweł Korbus, Jerzy KosałkaDaniel Kotowski, Jan KowalGrzegorz Kozera, Kornel Leśniak, Paweł Leszkowicz i Tomasz KitlińskiKrystian LipiecIzabela Maciejewskia, Marta Maliszewska, Jarosław MankiewiczKrzysztof MarchlakRafał Milach, Kei MillerDanuta MilewskaAnna NawrotNO_PIC_NO_CHATAnna NowakowskaKrzysiek Oleksiak, Maciej PałkaMagda PiekarskaLiliana Piskorsk, Liliana PiskorskaJacek Poniedziałek, Gabryś the Prince, Karol Radziszewski, Józef Robakowski, Daniel Rycharski, Sergey Shabohin, Alicja Sienkiewicz i Kaja ZmysłowskaKarolina SobelMagdalena SobolskaBart Staszewski, Przemysław StefaniakSyreny TV (Ewa Majewska, Aleka Polis), Elwira Sztetner, Agata Sztorc, Tajskie Kwiatuszki (Barbara Gryka i Filip Kijowski), Mariusz Tarkawian, Waldemar Tatarczuk ft. Agata WiatrMariusz TarkawianPaweł Tomaszewski, Grzegorz TomczykFilip Tułak, Maciej Tuora, Katarzyna TużylakSebastian WinklerBartosz WójcikKatarzyna WójtowiczBożna Wydrowska, Katarzyna Wyszkowska, Monique Yim, Hubert Znajomski, Paweł Żukowski

Niezrzeszeni Studenci (Julia Adamska, Monika Bryk, Joanna Bury, Roberto Cura, Kamil Druk, Krzysztof Fischer, Weronika Guenther, Marta Jabłońska, Marta Kaczmarek, Sonia Kaźmierczak, Joanna Klikowicz, Mateusz Kowalczyk, Rafał Kruszka, Anna Nowakowska, Anna Olejarczyk, Paweł Olejnik, Krzysztof Oleksiak, Oskar Pawełko, Zuzanna Pietruszewska, Julia Podborączyńska, Aleksandra Sieczko, Katarina Šimeková, Julianna Wińczyk, Weronika Zalewska)






Sergey Shabohin:
photo Fear of Castration:
Self Portrait in Glory Hole
,
2016


Poster, 2020


Explication:
Is it necessary in the 21st century to keep repeating that a human being is a human being regardless of their origin, skin colour, gender, sexual orientation or any other traits? The answer to this question no longer seems obvious when the president of the country states: “They are trying to persuade us that LGBT are people, but it’s an ideology”, and his electoral campaign staff member adds: “Let’s protect ourselves from LGBT ideology and let’s stop listening to these idiocies about some human rights, or some equality. These people aren’t equal to normal people, end of discussion.”

The exhibition “We Are People” reacts to the current developments and threats that they entail. When leading politicians make statements that challenge the inherent equality of all people and question what should remain unquestioned, it is hard to remain indifferent. “Auschwitz did not fall suddenly from the sky”, as the historian, journalist and former concentration camp prisoner Marian Turski remined us in his recent speech. It began with small, seemingly innocent steps, such as the so-called “ghetto benches” for Jews at universities. Thus, slowly and silently, evil creeped in, adopting its most gruesome form. A classroom bench – nothing serious, after all, we can pretend nothing is happening and carry on living… Later came the ban on using swimming pools, shops, public places… We know all too well how it ended.

We are currently turning a blind eye on many hateful statements from politicians, laying the blame, for example, on the heated public debate on the eve of the elections. When we fail to protest, we come to terms with such statements, we let them exist. “Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions” – wrote Primo Levi. A treatise on the banality of evil was penned by Hannah Arendt. Her words still ring true: “Evil is banal because it may go unnoticed, one may not think about it, it can be multiplied infinitely while concentrating on something else.”


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