Ventriloquist and Silent Paintings – interactive contemporary art exhibition for children

Galeria Labirynt, ul. ks. J. Popiełuszki 5
Opening of the exhibition: 18/05/2019 (Saturday), 6:00 p.m.; opening translated into Polish Sign Language (PJM) by Magdalena Gach-Leziak and into English by Krystian Kaminski.
On display: until 14/07/2019 (Tue.-Sun., 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.)
Admission: PLN 1

Artists: Magdalena Franczak, Elżbieta Jabłońska, Patryk Lichota and Yuliia Andriichuk, Kacper Mutke and Adrian Michał Urbański (tajny_ projekt), Alicja Panasiewicz and Adam Panasiewicz (grupa naN), Maciej Połynko, Krzysztof Topolski

Curator: Agata Sztorc

The exhibition is a kind of multi-sensory experiment that allows the youngest audience to immerse themselves in the fascinating world of modern art. Entering the space of the exhibition, the viewer becomes a ventriloquist, who assigns meanings to the artworks thanks to own interpretations. It turns out that seemingly silent works of art carry sounds as well as sensory impressions.

Polish artists working in the field of new media, between art and science were invited to participate in the exhibition. They explore the world of sounds by creating music and composing. What is more, they implement creative projects that are a combination of many disciplines. Presented works of art encourage viewers to contact them directly, facilitating activation of various senses at the same time. Exhibited pieces play with perception of visitors, they make unexpected sounds and tempt to get to know them with the use of touch. The exhibition consists of artistic objects, installations, works of art of musical instrument character, as well as sound sculptures.

Through presented works of art, one can also look differently at the surrounding world, reflecting on what is happening at night with household appliances, what civilisation sounds can be encountered on a daily basis and whether is only possible to perceive the sound with ears. In the exhibition space the viewers are able to act in various ways, for example, they can pump sounds, sense the vibrations with different parts of body, mix pictures, make space travel, hide, force objects to make sounds, get to the source, listen to the noise, or finally relax on the grass.

Both the youngest viewers as well as adults have an opportunity immerse themselves in the exhibition space and activate their senses.
The exhibition is available to people with visual disabilities. Materials in Braille were prepared by KUL CAN – Centre for Adaptation of Educational Materials for Students with a Visual Impairment.