Construction of Plurality and Expanded Field

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Abstract

Since the middle of the 19th century, painting has gone through a repeated cycle of death and rebirth in the face of artistic innovations, politics of the art world and technological advancement. Contemporary understanding of painting has transcended the art form’s traditional boundaries, and for some time, has been operating in what can be described as an ‘expanded field’.
Eighteen artists - Gdańsk based artists as well as artists linked with the cultural scene in Gdańsk, including the now deceased Teresa Pągowska, are showcased in the exhibition. They have been working within the medium of painting and through lens of mixed media, challenging the established canon of painting as well as contributing to the rewriting of the expanded field, whilst commenting on contemporary post-Socialist reality. The title of the exhibition Exporting Gdańsk, points out the city’s remarkable history of being an international trading port and center of learning with its transient rich cultures and complex geo-political realms, made of multiple European influences as well as past and present trends in artistic Diasporas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd Biennial of Painting
Subtitle of host publicationExporting Gdansk Exhibition Catalogue
Place of PublicationZagreb, Croatia
PublisherHDLU Zagreb
Pages114-122
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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