12-9-2021 - 12-9-2021

Galeria Labirynt

About event

Is it possible to create works on Yiddish without knowing the language? What personal items does the artist present at the “Purpose of Stay” exhibition? What does “Art of Forgiveness” have to do with the Hoʻoponopono ritual? Let us guide you around the current exhibitions presented at Galeria Labirynt, see the presented works and get to know their stories!


When: 12/09/2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Galeria Labirynt, ul. Popiełuszki 5
Accessibility: Guided tour led in English. The event takes place on the ground floor. The gallery has 6 portable induction loops. During the event audio guides are going to be used. Important! Please use your own headphones with a mini jack.
Admission: free of charge. Registration required through the form (https://forms.gle/UQCaRyi3bggYsmPX9).


The exhibition “Mame-Loshn” is about a language that was shaped in constant motion, without its own territory. Yiddish, the “mother tongue”, is in close relationship with the sphere of everyday life and the human inner world. This puts this phenomenon, as it were, in opposition to the “father tongue” reflecting power relations.

“Purpose of the stay?” is the question Yuriy Biley hears every time he crosses the Polish border, although he has had his home here for years. For the visitors, the words spoken by the official are an introduction to a migrant fairy tale with many possible endings, each time they take on a new meaning for the artist. The opening date of the exhibition is not accidental, it relates to the 30th anniversary of Ukraine regaining independence.

Dellfina Dellert’s “Art of Forgiveness” is an appeal for reconciliation and healing of interpersonal relationships. The words “I’m sorry”, “forgive me”, “thank you”, “I love you” are a reference to the Polynesian Ho’oponopono ritual, which can be translated as repairing, cleansing, or restoring to the best condition.

For safety reasons, we limited the number of people who can participate in the guided tour. We also remind you that face and mouth coverings must be worn throughout the whole event – protective masks are available at the bookstore. We regularly disinfect the surfaces in the gallery and provide hand sanitiser.

Limited number of participants. Registration for the guided tour is accepted via the registration form.

Guide: Krystian Kaminski, educator of Galeria Labirynt






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