In the Parallax project we discuss issues concerning the role of the art academy.and the educational processes it involves itself in. We cannot deny that the Academy changes according to the same rhythm of change as does our world, society, city, house and street. This rhythm also governs the transformation of the artist and art itself. There will be no ready-made answers, as the issues we have been discussing in principle belong to the domain of natural sciences, and are consequently subject to empirical observation and statistical analysis which can lend only limited credence to our conclusions.
To put it simply, parallax is an error in reading, which by definition creates room for dialogue and discussion. It determines the process of observing moving objects in relation to other objects, which changes with the changing location of the moving observer. In such a situation, we may suffer a partial loss of visual acuteness, but this is the mobility that conditions the obtaining of the complete vision. What matters are not simple defi nitions but questions and differences, which is why the very term of parallax makes a good starting point for cooperation, allowing discussion and confrontation. We subjected ourselves to a process where we are simultaneously observing and being observed. The project is based on dialogue and derives its character from a dualism of perspectives. We assumed that the exchange of views and artistic approaches would provide impetus for exploring the role and function of artistic education in the rapidly changing contemporary world.
Michael Adamek, Ann-Charlotte Glasberg Blomqvist, Gill Addison, Yazid Anani, Dave Beech, Maja Bekan, Katarzyna Borkowska, Jo Bruton, Sebastian Buczek, Laura Carew, Jessica Ciupa, Sally Charlesworth, Conditions, Agata Cukierska, Rosie Dahlstrom, Marianna Dobkowska, James Duffy, Adelaida Antunez Egurbide & Alfie Gibbs, Marcus Eisenmann, Patricia Ellis, Mary Evans, Philippe Gerlach, Karolina Fabia, Ben Fitton, John Flindt, Klangur Gunnarsson, Magdalena Grundwald, Karolina Gwozdz, Grzegorz Handerek, Andrew Hart, Andy Hewitt, Katrine Hjelde, Serena Huang, Janina Janicka-Grabowska, Sally Jane, Jolanta Jastrzab, Lukasz Jastrubczak, Robin Jenkins, Mel Jordan, Stephanie Johansson, Aga Jot, Lucy Joyce, Georgina Kapralou, Aram Khas, Magda Knapczyk, Antonina Konopelska, Karolina Konopka, Jakub Kazimierczak, Kolektyw Biuro Podrozy(Pawel Mendrek, Malgorzata Szandala, Ewa Zasada), Dominika Kowynia, Barbara Kubska, Weronika Krupa, Sara Kuzynin, Zlata Labedz, Maddie Leach, Magdalena Lacek, Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigogi, Gloria Lopez, Jagoda Lukas, Lishuang Xu, Dominika Malska, Gary Marshall-Stevens, Pawel Mendrek, Merrett Houmoller Architects, Vytautas Michelkevicius, Rafal Milach, Reyhaneh Mirjahani, Emily Mulenga, Marianne Murray, Eleanor Neason, Martin Newth, Johanna Oskarsson, Marian Oslislo, Alexandra Papademetriou, Jakub Padula, Emanuela Pawlowska, Bojana Panevska, Elizabeth Peebles, Beate Persdotter Loken, Agnieszka Piotrowska-Jaworek, Klaudia Pisarek, Colin Priest, Katarzyna Rachuba, Aleksandra Rajnisz-Podlaska, Rasmus Richter, Dominik Ritszel, Laura Rosser, Malgorzata Rozanska-Mglej, Veera Rustomji, Secondeditions, Magdalena Sendek, Anka Sielska, Martyn Simpson, Hanna Sitarz, Agata Slowak, Kolbrun Inga Soring, Konstanty Stanczyk, Alexander Stevenson, Malgorzata Szandala, Bogna Swiatkowska, Leslaw Tetla, Andrzej Tobis, Krisztian Gabor Torok, Sarah Tuck, Raluca Voinea, Chris Wainwright, Paulina Walczak-Handerek, Adam J B Walker, Zuza Wasiak, Noa Weinstein, Polly Welsby, Werker Collective, Ken Wilder, Milosz Wnukowski, Katarzyna Wolny-Grzadziel, Joshua Y’Barbo, Ewa Zasada, Joanna Zdzienicka-Obalek
Martin Newth and Pawel Mendrek
CSW Kronika, Bytom
Triangle & Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea College of Art, London
NEW ASP Gallery, Katowice
WRO Art Centre, Wrocław
Parallax 2015-2017, book edited by Pawel Mendrek and Martin Newth, graphic design and typesetting by Katarzyna Wolny
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