Sopot

The Flowers of Evil

Sep 29 - Jan 13 2019       Pl. Zdrojowy 2, Sopot
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In the title of Charles Baudelaire’s volume of poetry, The Flowers of Evil is highly evocative. Flowers, commonly seen as beautiful, delicate and vulnerable are contrasted with broadly conceived images of evil. The artist processes data downloaded from the Internet; thanks to a special interface they “set in motion” an installation of artificial flowers. Making use of this classic title, the artist moreover followed the thinking of Jean Baudrillard, author of The Intelligence of Evil, or the Lucidity Pact, and of the idea of simulacra. In Andrzej Wasilewski’s installation, the data are grouped within categories: Population, Mortality, Human interference with the natural environment, Energy production and consumption, Food, Economy, and Crime. The artists taking part in the show make statements about the risks they can identify. Inspired by the title, they refer to violence, war, environmental degradation, enslavement by political regimes, homophobia, xenophobia, and racism.

Date

Venue

Sep 29 2018 - Jan 13 2019
State Art Gallery
Pl. Zdrojowy 2, Sopot
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Price/Additional Info

Admission 10/7zł

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