Pictures at an Exhibition

‘Everything Is Getting Better’ at SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin

Janek Simon, Nollywood Ashes and Diamonds making-of, 2013–, installation view.INDIA ROPER-EVANS

Janek Simon, Nollywood Ashes and Diamonds making-of, 2013–, installation view.

INDIA ROPER-EVANS

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.

Today’s show:Everything Is Getting Better: Unknown Knowns of Polish (Post)Colonialism” is on view at SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin through Friday, June 30. Curated by Joanna Warsza, the group exhibition presents work by Agnieszka Polska, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa, Janek Simon, Karol Radziszewski, Slavs and Tatars, Zbigniew Libera, and the Club of Polish Losers, among others.

Here are some excerpts from the show’s press release:

In light of recent developments in Poland, you might have asked yourself what is in fact going on?

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The exhibition Everything is Getting Better: Unknown Knowns of Polish (Post)Colonialism and the accompanying symposium propose to reverse the trope of permanent Polish exceptionalism and victimhood (always torn between Germany and Russia) by casting a light on how colonial and postcolonial forces have navigated the territories of Eastern-Europe.

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The exhibition tells a story of the nurturing of the (post)colonial psyche of a neurotic country, superior and inferior both to the east and the west, where “everything today is changing for the better.”

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