El sueño de la razón produce monstruos


Kazu Ito


Aleksander Janicki


i! Gallery
21 Józefińska Street


11.06.2022, 7 pm

Exhibition open

13-17.06.2022, 5:30-7:30 pm

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A non-obvious exhibition – El sueño de la razón produce monstruos / When the mind sleeps, ghosts awaken / – Kazu Ito refers to Goya’s work. In the case of Ito, the borrowing of the title refers to the atmosphere of the Spanish master’s works commenting on the surrounding reality, with particular reference to the “Disasters of War” series. In the works of Ito and Goya, the meandering thoughts circulate around what is overwhelming and eerie in the present day. The war in Ukraine becomes the point of reference for works that use the aesthetics known from … children’s educational books.

Gallery info

The older sister of the Apteka Gallery. A gallery of Aleksander Janicki, the seat of: HiQ Formation, Institute of Intuition, AYA Found. This is a place with history. Former workshop, located in the outbuilding of the atmospheric courtyard of a modernist tenement house in Krakow’s Podgórze district at 21 Józefińska Street, was converted into Alek Janicki’s studio in 1996. A number of works were created there, including: installations – Visitor and Siedzący (Seated), first sketches of the Expo 2005 pavilion in Aichi, Japan and many other projects, usually of an interdisciplinary nature. Between 2011 and 2013, the studio became the base of the Goldex Poldex Cooperative. In 2014, i! Gallery was inaugurated, which at the same time became the seat of the HiQ Formation. Currently, it is also an asylum – home to friends from Ukraine who arrived in Krakow because of the brutal war in Ukraine.