Exhibition project Far Too Many Stories to Fit into so Small a Box by Bik Van der Pol, based on the collection and archives of the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art.
Bik Van der Pol critically examine – from the vantage point of outsiders – the history of Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art as well as take on board its founding myth and remind of the creator of its concept in the early nineties, Wojciech Krukowski, art historian and founder of the avant-garde theatre Akademia Ruchu (Academy of Movement).
The title of the exhibition is inspired by a work of the artist Lawrence Weiner Far Too Many Things to Fit into so Small a Box placed on the façade of the building in the 1990s, which has become the institution’s unofficial motto.
Works of art from the collection of such artists as Nan Goldin, Natalia LL, Oleg Kulig, Joanna Rajkowska, Zbigniew Libera and Alina Szapocznikow become props and come alive in a spoken performance that will take place on specific days in the exhibition space. The script combines many threads – it has been created with input from the Centre’s workers, artists, curators and others who have participated in creating the institution. Memory is not infallible. The script of the performance is dynamic and continuously modified.