STOP MAKING SENSE  - Piotr Bujak Solo Exhibition -

Period...2020.11.06 (金) -12 (Thur)
Open...16:30 - 20:00 (Mon-Fri) , 13:00 - 19:00 (Sat, Sun)
Artist Talk...11.06 (Fri) 19:00 start

STOP MAKING SENSE - ピョトル・ブヤク 個展-

The chosen selection of works comprising the STOP MAKING SENSE exhibition addresses the often concealed and indirect oppressiveness of the disciplining mechanisms (and their executioners) in local habitats, as seen from the post-global perspective. Aiming to defamiliarise policies standing behind the propaganda and populist language of safety-security-peace-wealth narratives. STOP MAKING SENSE is especially targeting the state-controlled/induced drivers and actors of social control.

Through the series of interdisciplinary actions employing mostly, but not solely camera-based experiments, the main attempt of this project is to hack, x-ray, and eventually reveal the antisocial nature of the aforementioned agencies, in hope of adding own, new voice to the discourse of establishing more civic friendly society.

Piotr Bujak

Interdisciplinary artist and researcher born in 1982 in Bedzin, Poland.

Graduate of Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, Poland (2009) and San Francisco Art Institute (2012) where he studied with Lynn Hershman and Stephanie Syjuco. In 2017-2019 research student at Tokyo University of the Arts. Currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan. Awarded amongst others with the Fulbright Graduate student Award (2010-2012) and Japanese Government scholarship (2017 – now).

Interested in devising new takes on contemporary cross-cultural social criticism through experimental anthropology and research-based radical art methodologies. In this practice, he mainly employs low-budget, quick-and-dirty, do-it-yourself, hit-and-run, and creative recycling strategies. His work ranges from and combines time-based media, staged-for-camera performances, installation, sculpture, digital print, found objects, interventions, and vandalism.

Kenichiro Egami (Coordinator / art space tetra)