The exhibition consists of 12 paintings and an object, referring to the subject and the idea of a jumping rope. The pictures are unusual portraits of well known and public figures, shown in their young age when nobody knew how their lifeline will develop and twist. You will see, among others, Lech and Jarosław Kaczyński, Adam Michnik, Andrzej Lepper, Ryszard Terlecki, Leszek Miller, Krzysztof Zanussi, Tadeusz Rydzyk. It turns out, that they were all quite similar to each other in their younger days. Their leap into the future appears to be ambivalent.
The gallery is a part of the ‘Ogniwo’ Cooperative founded in 2014 by a group of city activists, who wanted to create a place open for various social and cultural actions. The gallery is very interdisciplinary, presenting paintings and drawing by Mateusz Michalczyk as part of Queer May, photographs by the members of FotoBzik Photographic Association (this was a part of Cracow Photo Fringe), ‘Memes’ by Marta Frej, installations and collages by the MUTRO group, photographs from the ‘Stories’ project by Paweł Zgrzebnicki, an exhibition by Bodh Gay and paintings of Marta Antoniak and Tomasz Kulka.
The exhibition room has 65 square meters, the dimensions are 15x5x3,5m and is fitted with lighting.