aleja Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego 38, 11-041 Olsztyn PL
open from Tuesday to Sunday 12:00–18:00
curators: Magdalena Kreis i Natalia Romaszkan/ do dizajnu
coordination: Monika Sadowska
artists: Paweł Althamer / Tadeusz Burniewicz / Maciej Cholewa / Bolesław Chromry / Krystian Truth Czaplicki / Ryszard Gieryszewski / Władysław Hasior / Tamás Kaszás / Adam Martyniak (jako 1/2 Swojskich Tropików) / Lech Okołów / Marek Rachwalik / Andrzej Tobis
The exhibition at the BWA Art Gallery in Olsztyn is an attempt to look at a tyre – an ordinary thing, virtually unnoticed, and yet ingenious. This is a project whose applications and uses go far beyond the manufacturer’s plan.
Our surroundings are full of situations for which the background is a tire – it supports, swings, covers, protects, decorates. It pretends to be something it is not, constantly changing roles. It takes on new shapes, masks its blackness with cheerful colors. Self-made tyre solutions are a symbol of Polish resourcefulness and the subject of countless memes.
At the exhibition in Olsztyn, a town famous for its tyre factory, we will see mainly works by artists who used tyres as a material or made them the subject of their work. The works illustrate the Polish tyre phenomenon and open a field of discussion about its influence on the surrounding reality.
Andrzej Tobis, TYRE, 2006, from the A-Z (EDUCATIONAL CABINETS) series
source: BWA Olsztyn