Anna Niesterowicz & Łukasz Gutt
The Minstrel Show, 2009 (Film still)
Photo: Wiktor Gutt
Courtesy the artist & Foksal Gallery Foundation Warsaw
Curated by Adam Szymczyk.
Report on Probability brings together a group of works that seek to establish history on a foundation of unfulfilled possibilities, and turn it to our advantage. This mode of telling history favours "as if…" over "there was…". Neutral and rigid, report is a format used to give facts a definitive shape and bring them forth from oblivion in strict chronological order. When applied to "probability" and not to commonly accepted "facts", report becomes a speculative exercise in thinking "future-in-the-past", mobilizing the intuitive and associative mind in order to bring to light what would have otherwise remained suppressed or forgotten.
The exhibition presents works that use a variety of approaches to comment on some passages and moments in the history of modernity (while not necessarily being involved with the styles and aesthetics of "modernism") that seem to have an afterlife in the present.
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The exhibition was made possible through financial assistance of private sponsors who wished to remain anonymous.
The exhibition is supported by:
OCA - Office for Contemporary Art Norway
SEACEX - Sociedad Estatal para la Acción Cultural Exterior