Jedną z prac w Kolekcji MOCAK – u, którą możemy obejrzeć na portalu jest obraz Tomasza Ciecierskiego Paleta malarska. Można na nim zobaczyć barwne plamy podpisane wymyślonymi przez artystę nazwami. Oto kilka z nich. Stwórz nazwy dla tych, które nie mają podpisu. Do dzieła!
Looking up the word “postfeminism” in the sjp.pl (Polish language dictionary), in the column “meaning” we will find the phrase “lack of explanation.” However, this does not mean that other dictionaries are equally neglectful or fearful. The term itself is almost one hundred years old, and it has undoubtedly moved closer to its own definition, although, not everyone is using it freely yet. The period of time when a term is already in use, but it does not fulfill its definition yet, is the most creative time for a given set of problems, because they are not yet a part of the current paradigm, but only a criticism of the one that has faded away, and it is an attempt to change its point of view. The form of such term consists of the fact that it “mixes, but it is not fixed”. This kind of situation usually leaves a lot of space for intellectual or artistic creativity, because the phrases occurring around the given term already have a potential for inspiration, but they still do not have the ability to manipulate our interpretations. Postfeminism is the last stage of the process of freeing a woman from the culture in which she was not considered as a valuable human being.
Concrete poetry combines literature with elements of visual or sound art. Its creators perceive language as a complex whole, where the meaning of words is as important as their typographic layout. It is an experiment in which poetry approaches graphic art, and what we see influences what we understand. A record subordinated to aesthetics enables a new form of experiencing the work. The creation of concrete poetry is combined with the activity of Augusto de Campos in the 1950s. Already, by 1956, the first exhibition of poems — visual compositions — had taken place in Sao Paulo.
Re-construction means replaying and re-constructing according to the original, which is the right work of art; in this case, it is a hand-made project of the artist. It is the starting point for creating the proper object or installation according to the guidelines precisely defined by the artist.
An “instillation” is the result of the breaking up of a work of art, a process initiated by the 20th century avant-garde. It is created by combining objects — specially made or to hand — with space. In the installation, it is the relationship between elements or methods introduced by the artist and space, which is an essential part of the work, that is most important.
Porcelain is a kind of white, translucent, high-quality ceramic, invented in China in the 7th century. Porcelain is made from a mixture of kaolin clay and feldspar with quartz, through firing the ready-made product. It is characterized by low water absorption, high mechanical strength, high resistance to chemical agents, and impermeability to liquids and gases. Porcelain was called “white gold” because it replaced gold as a royal gift, reaching prices comparable to ore. Porcelain was invented in China at the beginning of the Tang Dynasty (618–907). As early as the 3rd or 4th century AD, glazed stoneware dishes were being made. Technical skills and the use of kaolin and feldspar in the production of stoneware, led to the invention of “white gold” in the 1st half of the 7th century. Chinese porcelain is more fusible than European, because it contains more feldspar. Initially, it was used to make thick-walled or small dishes, decorated with coloured glazes and engraved ornaments.
Although we sometimes forget, we live in communion with the earth and nature and we need contact with it. We maintain this bond by growing flowers in pots: in our homes and on our balconies. When we live in a city, it is increasingly difficult for us to maintain the bond that connects us with nature. Although the perpetual cycle of birth and death always surrounds us, sometimes we are unaware of it.