The notion of home is associated with a sense of safety, shelter and stability. By becoming familiar with a space, occupying and inhabiting it, a new order of the venue emerges so that it becomes a certain and known area. In the contemporary culture, the relations of humans with spaces take on various forms, and the very meaning of “home” carries new values. The man of the 21st century is a traveler-tourist who often changes his place of dwelling in the search for a better life, never able to be fully satisfied. The constant redefining of one’s own space leads to a feeling of homelessness, and consequently – loneliness.
The axis of the project is an archive photo taken during the “mythical” journey to New York. The artists use this image to construct their “wonderland” – an imaginary land, a space of dreams and desires. It is permeated with nostalgia for places that we remember and curiosity about those we have no visited yet; with longing for nature and perfection. Wonder’land is an attempt to face your own dreams, your personal myth of paradise. Resulting from the artists’ dialogue, the project uses various media and resembles an open landscape, a map of emotions that can be expanded on and on and on…
Ania Gubernat was born in Gliwice in 1984. In 2008, she defended her Diploma in Painting at Prof. Włodzimierz Dudkowiak’s studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań (today: University of Arts in Poznań). Since 2015 she has been a PhD student at the Faculty of Painting and Drawing of the University of Arts in Poznań. She lives and works in Poznań.
Magdalena Kmiecik was born in 1985. She defended her B.A. Diploma in Photography at the Faculty of Multimedia Communication of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. She earned her M.A. degree in Photography from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. She currently lives and works in New York.
Curator: Ida Smakosz (Arttrakt Gallery)
Co-organizer: Arttrakt Gallery >>>