Contexts 25-29.07.2019

Has everything already happened?

Contemporary art stems from the tradition of what was created in the past, becomes part of its continuum. Artists feel an urge to create new trends, genres, directions, but is it possible? Can one produce an absolutely original work of art. There is no doubt that we are not witnessing a breakthrough period as it was the case in the beginning of the 20th century or in the 1960s or 1970s. Successive new versions of what was created in the past enter the art scene. Due to international communication, globalization of culture and new technologies unusual possibilities open up. Plagiarism is a separate issue – to what extent referring to earlier existing works is creative and to what imitation and abuse. Artists invited to participate in the 9th edition of the Contest will be meditating on these and related issues.

curated by Małgorzata Sady


No such permanence, only becoming

It is a curatorial project considering impermanence in cultural, economic, environmental, political and personal terms. Artists are invited to explore ephemerality as a way to “the conventional fiction of “unchanging human nature”.

Judit Bodor and Roddy Hunter, Hungary/Scotland