Paweł Kowalewski

Tropical Craze

“Tropical Madness is actually a serious nervous disorder occurring in the tropics as a result of the terrific temperature (of which no Ukrainian heat wave can give the faintest idea) and also as a result of spicy food, alcohol, and the constant sight of naked black bodies.”
Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Mr Price, or Tropical Madness

Vernissage: Friday, 20.09.2019, 5 PM
Gallery opening hours during Warsaw Gallery Weekend 2019:
Friday: 20.09.2019, 5-9 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 21-22.09.2019, 12-7 PM

Exibition open: 20.09 – 19.10.2019
Exhibition opening hours: Mon-Sat, 12-6 PM

Artists: Demián Flores, Paweł Kowalewski, Mariusz Tarkawian, Ada Zielińska and anonymous artists

The exhibition is part of the Warsaw Gallery Weekend 2019
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If you look at the modern World through the camera lens you will see that our need for safety and order locks us all up in a cage of bans and permits we have to obey. You will see a universal language that determines our behavior, a language which is commonly understood by Europeans or Africans. This is a language that speaks nonsense and exposes helplessness…
Don’t we all hide behind the system of bans in order to stay in our comfort zone?
Don’t we all perceive the system as the unquestionable law?

Paweł Kowalewski
Photography taken at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. The photo shows a railway station in Pretoria from the apartheid times (1992).