Henryk Foundation

Projects / I see you can’t make it

I see you can't make it. Paweł Susid

02.02 – 02.03.2018 

Henryk Gallery, Kraków

Artist: Paweł Susid

Curator: Aleksander Celusta

Text: Bartosz Flak

Coordinator: Mateusz Piegza

Translation: Piotr Sylwester Mierzwa 

Record of the exhibition: Grzegorz Mart

Paweł Susid’s works are prêt-a-porter placards for various parades. "First, oil, then, tempera, then, acrylic." He carries them in a march for art. "A painter gets tired, but then again.... who doesn’t. I think they sold me shabby brushes. I tried to paint small paintings. Even the weakest one will be of lesser use in killing another man." In a march against evil politics. "Under this minister ... duty attack or national defence will not be performed. Entering an exhibition. After leaving Rydzyk you will convert to Islam and turn into F. Dzerzhinsky St.". In a protest against absurdities and thoughtlessness. "Have dominion over the earth. The Józef Cyrankiewicz comb". In a demonstration of public sentiment. "The 20th century’s over, things will be better now. The next generation isn’t bad, but one needs to stay on the watch". He offers a lapidary and concise utterance of a humorous thought or a serious philosophical truth. "Jesus, fuck. If everything’s so nice why do I fell like throwing up?"

The exhibition was co-funded by the Municipality of Kraków. www.krakow.pl