JUSTYNA ORŁOWSKA, Revaluation
15.01 – 10.04.2016
14.01.2016, 6 p.m.
Small Gallery / ul. Partyzantów 31a / Słupsk
The exhibition Revaluation is the first presentation of the artist after more than a year since the show Hair-cutting closing her stage of education in Gdansk. Since then, Justyna Orłowska’s creativity and approach has consisted in “revaluation” and “change in the assessment of things.” In her commentary to the project, the artist writes, “The exhibition’s title refers to the values that guide us in life, making our own choices. This is the type of conduct that allows us to evaluate what is right and what is wrong. The values also define what is beautiful and what is ugly, and even what is true and what is false. A given value recognizes its opposition. This means that making choices, we set values by ourselves. There are no fixed values. Making a choice, we become creators of values; creating a “new” value, we often break the old values. In this way we make revaluation of values. Human’s life is in fact the realization of certain values. Depending on the situation we set our priorities and choose the specified value. The point is to understand that we decide on what is and what is not valuable for us. No one else will do it, although we would often prefer to have someone behind our decision. Taking responsibility for one’s own decision, accepting the fact that we are ordering ourselves and that we are our own leaders, we learn that our perception of the world is dependent on the value that we create. Then it turns out that the interpretation of reality is the art of creating new values. Becoming ourselves, we begin to interpret reality in our own way, and to create new concepts and ways of life. Living in line with us is not an easy task. It requires the power that allows man not to succumb to the influence of the majority of people who always choose old values. In reassessing values, it is also difficult to hear something else than the call to seek our own original values. Being a creator is in fact being yourself. At the exhibition we will present my works made in previous years, thus showing each stage of my artistic career, because each work results from the previous one. The exhibition will show the way i follow in this process. The exhibition will present ‘sketches’ as elements of the new project Zambrów, the City of Women which the artist is dealing with at the moment.
Born in 1988. A graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk; the field of study: inter- media arts. The diploma work realized at Prof. Grzegorz Klaman trans-disciplinary studio; the annexe at Prof. Zygmunt Okrassa design studio.
2015 – Hair-Cutting, the first media arts diploma contest within the framework of the International Media Arts Biennial WRO, Wrocław
2015 – Purification, Exhibition The Graduate, IS Wyspa, Gdańsk
2015 – Hair-Cutting, The exhibition Hair!, CK Zamek, Poznań
2014 – Performance Remix IX, Biennale Inn within the framework of the 4th Mediations Biennale, Poznań
2014 – Hair-Cutting, All-Poland exhibition of the best diploma works ASP, Gdańsk
2014 – Performance Remix VII, International Festival Digitalia 14, Szczecin
2013 – The Change, performance Purification, Medianacje 2013, Wyspa Arts Institute, Gdańsk