A group show with works of Sara Bachour, Anaïs Chabeur, Emile Hermans, Kornel Janczy, Rokko Miyoshi, Ingel Vaikla, Julita Wójcik and curated by Alicja Melzacka.
In typography, ‘widows’ and ‘orphans’ are the lines standing alone at the top or bottom of a page, separated from the core paragraph. Here, they function as an analogy for other entities that have been purposely or accidentally detached from their context, and whose meanings become subject to renegotiation. The field of arts is where those proverbial widows and orphans can gather and where new and old interpretations can be generated, challenged, and debated. This exhibition presents seven different artistic positions coming into dialogue with one another and with the exceptional, symbolically-charged space of CIAP. It features both emerging as well as more established international artists, who in their own ways address the mechanisms of meaning-making, remembering, and forgetting that shape the entirety of our cultural landscapes – from personal souvenirs to landmarks of power.