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25 · 10 · 2018

SKIP THE LINE! Populism and contemporary promises

SKIP THE LINE! exhibition explores the rhetoric of promises as part of Biennale Warszawa



Opening October 26th at Biennale Warszawa, the exhibition SKIP THE LINE! explores the rhetoric of promises: those which can be fulfilled and those absolutely unrealistic; the wishful language of politics and global capitalism; and finally, the bitter taste of disappointment when a promise meets reality.


The presented works reflect on the nature of today’s language of politics and media, on how the words attempt to shape reality. SKIP THE LINE! aims to comment on the ongoing political processes in Central Europe and the world, but focuses on mechanisms and the rhetorical constructions behind them.


Danish artist Ditte Ejlerskov will participate in the exhibition. Ditte Ejlerskov, DK (b. 1982) lives and works in Denmark. Ejlerskov received an MFA at Malmö Art Academy and studied at the Cooper Union of Art, New York as well.


Her project My Bajan Letters (2016-2018) to be presented on SKIP THE LINE! consists of a publication in three parts, mixed-media installation, and oil paintings.


All the participating artists are: AES+F, Anna Baumgart, Adelina Cimochowicz, Davyd Chychkan, Ditte Ejlerskov, Katarzyna Górna & Jakub Majmurek, Szabolcs Kisspal, Michał Korchowiec, Jarosław Kozłowski, Kwiekulik, Karolina Mełnicka, Jozef Mrva, Nagrobki, Aleka Polis, Joanna Rajkowska, Odile Bernard Schröder, Aleksandra Ska, Łukasz Surowiec, Monika Szpener, Maria Toboła, Jiří Žák.


Curators: Jakub Gawkowski, Stanisław Ruksza

Main organizer & venue: Biennale Warszawa (MA3450), ul. Marszałkowska 34/50

The exhibition will be open from 10/26 – 11/30, 2018


Read more about Biennale Warszawa



Danish Cultural Institute is a partner of the project.

The project has been financially supported by the Danish Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.