vernissage at 18.00
at 18.30 – meeting with participants of the exhibition; conducted by: Sylwia Hejno; translated into PJM, translators: Ewelina Lachowska, Marta Stępniak
Labirynt Gallery, ul. Popiełuszki 5
APP: Michał Adamski, Marta Bogdańska, Karolina Gembara, Łukasz Głowala, Marcin Kruk, Agata Kubis, Michalina Kuczyńska, Adam Lach, Alicja Lesiak, Rafał Milach, Joanna Musiał, Chris Niedenthal, Wojtek Radwański, Bartek Sadowski, Karolina Sobel, Paweł Starzec, Grzegorz Wełnicki and Dawid Zieliński.
The exhibition talks about resistance to an authoritarian state. It will be opened on the anniversary of the declaration of martial law on the territory of the PRL. On display will be photographs by Chris Niedenthal from 1981-83 and images from the Public Protest Archive, an open platform for the distribution of images related to socio-political tensions in Poland from 2016 to today.
Since the 1970s, Chris Niedenthal has been making reportages in Poland and all of Eastern and Central Europe. He has cooperated with American Newsweek, Time Magazine, and Die Spiegel. He witnessed the rise of the “Solidarity” movement, the introduction of martial law and the fall of communism in Poland.
The Public Protest Archive has been in operation since 2016. The documentary nature of the collection is a trace of social activity, grassroots initiatives expressing opposition to political decisions, violations of democratic principles and human rights. APP‘s photos are a warning against rising populism, xenophobia and discrimination in the broadest sense.