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Art Explores Inequality
Polish conceptual artist Franciszek Or這wski explores social inequality and homelessness in a new exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw.

Entitled There Is Still a Lot of Room Down Here, this is the first review of work by Or這wski, a performance artist, sculptor and filmmaker who ranks among Poland’s most inventive young artists. According to exhibition curator Marek Go寮ziewski, Or這wski’s work exposes the inequalities in the stratified society of today. “He is concerned about homeless and unemployed people and about immigrants,” says Go寮ziewski. “He carefully studies different educational systems and practices in contemporary social, economic and political environments that deepen and reinforce inequalities.”

The eight projects on show, including homeless people’s clothes sewn together to form a tent, are divided into two groups. One comprises Or這wski’s older projects such as Kiss of Love (2009), as part of which the artist swapped clothes with homeless people in public areas. The other group includes recent projects, including three videos entitled Mizukiri (2014, a collaboration with Jan Szewczyk), Study of Memory (2014) and Acupuncture (2015). While working on Study of Memory, Or這wski hired a professional company to clean up an outdoor museum. “The museum is us, with all our dirt and shortcomings, it’s our history and mentality,” says Or這wski.

Until Jan. 10
Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art, 2 Jazd闚 St., Warsaw,