The narration of Norman Leto’s solo exhibition at Art Agenda Nova enters into a polemic with the Cracow Art Week’s motto “art always wins”. The artist reflects on the definition of victory (especially in the current geopolitical situation) and the role of art in the era of the growing popularity of artificial intelligence. The show consists of painted representations of dead wagnerites, about whom the artist says: This is a private, emotional secretion. It probably results, among other things, from my sense of impotence as an artist and art in the face of war. My triptych won’t have any influence on winning against the Russians. Perhaps after painting it, my mood improved a bit, but it’s far from the concept of “always wins”. Norman Leto, as always, takes a pioneering approach to the possibilities of new technologies, he will show the entire video generated by AI, projections of dreams, created on the basis of notes taken right after waking up. Thanks to the current revolution of artificial intelligence, the art of AI will certainly cause a lot of turbulence in the existing concepts. (…) Art always wins? I disagree, he adds.
Art Agenda Nova has been on the market since 2002 and is aiming at cooperation with young and debuting artists, being at the beginning of their creative way, often still during their studies. It supports, motivates and leads artists, helping them build their position in Poland and abroad. It is at Art Agenda Nova that their career takes shape and develops. Besides that, for the last 14 years the gallery showcases and researches the most interesting appearances of young contemporary art, supports experimental artistic projects and cooperates with established creators and institutions, presenting art in search for new means of expression, promoting interdisciplinary actions, new technologies, video, paint installations, objects. Art Agenda Nova focuses on conceptual art, strongly connected with a man and an object, often presenting paintings referring to realism. The gallery is active on Polish and international auctions, coorganizes exhibitions and overlooks multiple interdisciplinary projects. It also cooperates with young curators, critics and representatives of culture. Art Agenda Nova is a center for creative discussions, realizing projects going outside the box and the development of Cracow’s young art scene.