Michał Smandek’s exhibition opens a series of presentations touching upon issues related to the travels of contemporary artists and the use of events and objects encountered on the way as a matter of their creative activities. The exhibition includes, among others, works from the series The Prognostic made during a trip to the Italian volcanoes. The project relates to the impact of the forces of nature on human activity, and vice versa: human interference in nature. In The Prognostic the artist anticipates disaster as a spectacular phenomenon, to which the man, despite the support of technology, remains powerless.
Art laboratory 2016. The artist as a traveler / curator Maria Niemyjska