Sebastian Mlynarski "Everything for Sale"

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poster for Sebastian Mlynarski "Everything for Sale"

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In April 2010, on the way to observe the 60th anniversary of the Katyn massacre, the president of Poland was killed in a plane crash over the sight of the memorial. The same month, Sebastian Mlynarski traveled back to his hometown of Tarnobrzeg in Poland to visit his terminally sick father. The show consists of a video and photographs made during this visit, as well as research material on the National Rebirth of Poland Party, the political party involved in the dissemination of conspiracy theory about the possible Russian involvement in the catastrophe.

The title of the show, "Everything for Sale," is also the title of Andrzej Wajda's film about an absent protagonist based on Zbigniew Cybulski, the Polish James Dean, who died during the inception of Wajda's film. Wajda, who had an intense creative relationship with the actor, turned instead to Cybulski's lovers and friends to create a narrative of missed encounters and unfulfilled promises around an absent hero.

"There are things that cannot ever occur with any precision. They are too big and too magnificent to be contained in mere facts. They are merely trying to occur, they are checking whether the ground of reality can carry them. And they quickly withdraw, fearing to loose their integrity in the frailty of realization. "



from October 08, 2010 to October 24, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-10-08 from 18:00 to 21:00

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