The exhibition is part of the French artist Gaëlle Choisne’s Temple of Love project, inspired by the Roland Barthes’ The Lover’s Discourse: Fragments. It is a heterogeneous mix of existing sculptures from the exhibition shown in w Bétonsalon — Centre d’art et de recherche in Paris and a new production for the Zachęta Project Room, including a new experimental video inspired by the artist’s recent visit in Haiti, from where her family derive from.
The artist says: “the challenges of the exhibition are always based on uncertain and precarious balances of the objects presented between organic and artificial, the chains are fragile and precious links, sensual and sign of confinement sometimes”.
The video evokes the links between Poland and Haiti through the difficult history, retraces in a discursive manner between filmed moments and official archives of stories of death, love, politics, poetry, cultural interbreeding through the figures of Roland Barthes, Karl Marx and Stuart Hall punctuated by the original intoxicating sound from the musician The Snowhoe, production, Arghtee.
The sculptures are a formal mixture of political banner and cloth painting-sculpture, gripping on them, various objects or gri-gris, pockets-pockets and abstract flat areas engage in space with different posture. Some of them have shape of popular tiny altars.