SUMMER JAM 2014

“Horizon”

 

Artist:

  • Bogusław Bachorczyk, Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow
  • Elżbieta Barszcz, CSiK, Konin
  • Andrzej Bednarczyk, Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow
  • Tomasz Czyżewski, Kutno
  • Katarzyna Jankowiak-Gumna, ABC Gallery, Poznan
  • Piotr Korzeniowski, Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow
  • Izabela Kostiukow, Konin (workshop curator)
  • Jacek Łydżba, Czestochowa
  • Adam Molenda, Silesian University Art Institute,Cieszyn
  • Jakub Najbart,Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow
  • Krzysztof Polkowski, Academy of Fine Arts, Gdansk
  • Michał Zawada, Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow

HORIZON

The notion of the HORIZON is so often used in common, everyday language that we hardly ever reflect on its meaning. The term brings to mind an open air landscape. It is natural: the view, the scope of vision, the imaginary line of the sky meeting the surface of the earth, the limits of the visible, the horizon (…)

HORIZON: what we are able to see, our field of vision.Metaphorically, also our choices, the focus of our vision and the things we consciously leave out. Plus the limitations: what we will be able to concentrate on, what holds our attention and what passes unnoticed, forever eluding our eye and sensitivity.The experience gained, knowledge, the books we have read, the people we have met, our travels, and the media. All of this is a sum total of our perception and reception of the world.

There are many and varied factors that impact our personal horizons. Their identification, analysis and understanding is an intriguing task. However, the most fascinating aspects of “the horizon” are its inherent connotations: a certain curiosity and yearning for what stays beyond our ken, what remains invisible, unrecognised, possibly dangerous, yet enticing. Add to this the unattainability: no matter how high we climb, our horizon, although changing and extending, cannot be caught up with and annulled. It is always out there.

Katarzyna Jankowiak-Gumna

Introduction to the catalogue (excerpt)