K. M. Bednarski

Ceci n’est pas cette pipe

Where is the border between inspiration, plagiarism and quote – it is not known. Every idea is supported by some kind of germ, by a thought which was prior or by an ascertainment. Artists have always reached for the concepts of their predecessors, colleagues and competitors.

The Ceci n’est pas cette pipe exhibition is not the first one as well – recently similar was opened in Zachęta – National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. So is our show a plagiarism or just a creative enhanced continuation, an appropriation or an annex and appendix, or perhaps the original and independent entity? We do not give the answer, however we try to show – by each of presented works, by every piece of art and every curatorial decision, moreover, using Włodzimierz Pawlak’s phrase – that art has an imitative character.

Artists participating in the exhibition:

Krzysztof M. Bednarski, Bartosz Kokosiński, Kami Kuskowski, Łódź Kaliska, Paweł Łubowski, Jan Mioduszewski, Jarosław Modzelewski, Włodzimierz Pawlak, Mariusz Tarkawian, Włodzimierz Jan Zakrzewski, Zawa & Worpus

The vernissage will be held on Saturday March 28th from 5 PM to 8 PM.