author
Kamil Kuzko

   artwork date
2012

   venue
Kraków

   technique
oil on canvas

One of the first associations that constantly accompany me, caused by the proposed theme of the UTOPIA exhibition. The closing space is an image of an open suitcase. A painting painted less than a decade ago fits perfectly into Bauman's term retropy. An open suitcase is still a vivid memory of the experience from several years ago, when the only possessions I had was the one that could fit in one suitcase. The speed of growing in "belongings" - including prejudices, resentments, fears or the title utopias is constantly astonishing. The closed space, paradoxically, can also be a space of reevaluation, not necessarily a nostalgic return - it can also become an opening to the new - to the unknown.