NOBODY CLUB: Life Hacks

15.03–4.05.2019

opening: 15.03.2019, 7 pm
curatorial tour: 16.03.2019, 7 pm

Studio BWA Wrocław Gallery
46a Ruska Street, III floor


NOBODY CLUB is a fictitious social club originally established for those without hope, those tired of the perennial rat race and those with no future.

This egalitarian club is for everybody and for nobody. In our community we offer nothing, we attempt nothing, we judge nobody. We are passive, poor, we resemble nobody and nobody needs us – boast the delighted club members. However, the DWA ZETA Nobody Club (Zbiok Czajkowski and Karolina Zajączkowska) offers no place for complaints but rather for creating artistic fellowship with full awareness of the hopelessness surrounding it. It is a group of mutual support, respect and approval.

In their latest instalment, the artists analyze the issue of contemporary division of time into working hours and leisure. Do we work in order to rest or perhaps rest in order to work even longer and more efficiently? Poles are among the hardest-working societies in Europe, they suffer from inability to rest and increasingly chronic overwork. Therefore, Nobody Club gives simple and cheap solutions allowing you to relax, take care of yourself or simply make your life more fun in the oppressive and unkind reality.

photo: Karolina Zajączkowska

Or not.

The exhibition includes specially designed objects and tutorials about how to endure to survive or perhaps even feel better, rest and find shelter.

This year’s programme of Wrocław’s BWA Studio Gallery keeps elaborating on the issues connected with art in the context of public space – art which becomes a tool of social dialogue, a generator of grassroots initiatives. Two exhibitions will deal with it: Karolina Balcer’s Private Area and Be Together. Joanna Stembalska, a curator and the gallery’s manager, points out: We also return to the roots of the International Biennale of Urban Art OUT OF STH thanks to the artists who co-created the concept of the project and inspired its first edition: Zbiok Czajkowski of the DWA ZETA duo, and Mariusz Waras (m-city), who will close this year’s activities. The gallery’s programme will feature such regular items as exhibitions within the framework of the artistic stage of the New Horizons Film Festival, American Film Festival and TIFF Festival.

curator: Joanna Stembalska

DWA ZETA (“Two Zeds”) are Karolina Zajączkowska and Zbiok Czajkowski, an artistic duo, experimental space, art-and-service body. Karolina’s scope of interest lies in photography, visual narration, politicality and image theory.

Zbiok is a painter, illustrator and one of Poland’s best-known street art creators and propagators. The DWA ZETA duo is engaged in borderline art using a spectrum of tools associated with popular art, advertising language and politics. They are interested in the frontline between highbrow and lowbrow art. They live in Warsaw and work all over the world, from New York to New Delhi.


15.03–4.05.2019

opening: 15.03.2019, 7 pm
curatorial tour: 16.03.2019, 3 pm

Studio BWA Wrocław Gallery
46a Ruska Street, III floor

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