The history of Polish emigration is not a finished narrative. Every day, from year to year, from decade to decade, new themes and contexts are created, relating to the wandering of Poles around the world. In recent years, we have progressed from being an emigration country to an immigration country. The role of both historical and contemporary migration has often been pondered by artists. The Emigration Museum in Gdynia has invited a few of them to work together as part of the “SUPLEMENT” project, to complement the story of migration through their actions, as told in the permanent exhibition.
“SUPLEMENT” is a curatorial series of exhibitions of works by visual artists, addressing the issue of assimilation in the migration process. As part of the series, three artistic interventions will take place over the course of several months, which will be temporarily integrated into the content of the permanent exhibition of the Emigration Museum in Gdynia.
“The artists and their work invited to the project make it possible to incorporate themes that, for various reasons, could not appear in the main narrative of the permanent exhibition. They analyze the cracks and fissures in the official story of migration, searching for and representing topics and phenomena that are overlooked, marginalized or excluded” – says project curator Maksymilian Bochenek.
curator: Maksymilian Bochenek
Emigration Museum in Gdynia / last room of the permanent exhibition
“Halka/Haiti. 18°48’05”N 72°23’01”W”
Joanna Malinowska & C.T. Jasper
05.06. – 10.07.2022
„Cel pobytu” [“Purpose of stay”]
17.07. – 02.10.2022
„UAPLGB” and „ĄĘŻĆĘŻĄŁ” from the series “Obrusy”
15.10. – 30.11.2022
„ПРАЗ ЗАКОН/Przez prawo” [“ПРАЗ ЗАКОН/By law”]
Lesia Pczołka & Uladzimir Hramovitch
10.12.22 – 29.01.2023