Group online exhibition:
ID:  E20.3


Solidarity and Agency

Online exhibition:

June 1 — December 31, 2020

Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland

Katarzyna Różniak, Eliza Urwanowicz-Rojecka

Adelina Cimochowicz, Monika Drożyńska, Galeria Komputer, Barbara Gryka, Juliana Höschlová, Magdalena Kosek, Daniel Kotowski, Diana Lelonek i Edka Jarząb, Marta Mariańska, Rita Müller, Arek Pasożyt, Shukhliada & Photinus Studio School (authors: Yevhenii Arlov, Anna Ivchenko, Max Nykyforiv, Oleksandr Reznikov, Oleksandr Sirous, Igor Sokolov, Yevhenii Svystun, Dmytro Tentiuk, Taira Umarova, Mykhailo Vybodovskyi; curators: Lera Polianskova, Max Robotov, Ivan Svitlychnyi), Marta Romankiv, Ala Savashevich, Sergey Shabohin, Katya Shadkovska, Jana Shostak, Jaśmina Wójcik i Jakub Wróblewski, Weronika Zalewska, Paweł Żukowski
Photo ST()RE #12: Dusty Slogan

Sergey Shabohin:
photo ST()RE #12:
Dusty Slogan,

We initiated the Solidarity and Agency project at the Arsenal Gallery in Białystok during the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, when on March 12, 2020 cultural institutions in Poland were closed. It was Rebecca Solnit who inspired us to talk about solidarity during the crisis, convincing us that it is at the times of disaster that we become solidary, altruistic and empathic. During last weeks, we have all been observing self-help and solidarity actions both on a large scale an within small local communities. Despite the necessity of “social distance”, or else – thanks to it, we have found ways and tools for community-focused practices.

Artists presented at this exhibition focus on solidary and agential attitudes. We hope that such a way of imaging and commemorating the crisis – though only partial – can be an inspiration for further practice of solidarity and imagination. We would like it to inspire faith in future and in the agency of each of us. The end of this story hasn’t been written yet.

Tomek Pawłowski Jarmołajew
Collaboration on the part of Gallery:
Ewa Chacianowska (Production)