June 25, 2008 - Laznia Centre For Contemporary Art - A Story Differently Told
June 25, 2008

A Story Differently Told

Tomasz Ciecierski, Jaroslaw Kozlowski, Zofia Kulik, Aleksandra Polisiewicz, Zbigniew Libera and Darek Foks
6 June – 8 August 2008

ul. Jaskolcza 1
80-767 Gdansk
E-mail: office [​at​] laznia.pl


The project “A Story Differently Told” examines contemporary artistic practice to find threads which are revisionist towards the picture of 20th century art history known from institutional discourse and space. It is not about a radical contestation or ideological struggle. The search is for more self-controlled and yet perverse strategies of verifying the canons supported by institutional authority.

The participating artists highlight what so far has been hidden in the shadow of institutional categories and developed on the margins of the assimilated and assimilating mainstream. Their narrations often prefer individual memory and experience to the codyfing records of institutionalized art history. They suggest an alternative reading of contemporary art and tradition and boost doubts about universally accepted hierarchies and divisions. In another versions of history or in a history differently told they ask questions about the criteria and the role of the teller.

Project Curator: Bozena Czubak
Cooperation on the side of Laznia CCA: Agnieszka Wolodzko
6 June – 8 August 2008, Tuesday – Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm

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