25 January 2024

In praise of serendipity

Stefan Themerson praised chance (which he called sloppiness) in his essay “On the need to create visions”.

A coincidence supported by artificial intelligence constructs an illusory but probable reality (installations by Grzegorz Rogala and Joanna Krzysztoń), accidentally found film materials create unknown references (installation by Wiktoria Sara Davis). It was an accident that brought the aspiring filmmaker to the home of unknown artists in London almost fifty years ago (documentary essay by Tomasz Pobog-Malinowski) – this is what its curator Małgorzata Sady writes about the multimedia exhibition “In praise of serendipity”.

We invite you to visit an extraordinary world where lyricism and feeling intertwine with modern technology. The exhibition “In Praise of Happy Chance” will be open until the end of the year. You will find it at ul. Kolegialna 6. Admission is free.

This is our report from the opening of the exhibition, which took place on November 7.

Photo Przemysław Sztupecki

Funds for the implementation of the project come from the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA FM) 2014-2021 under the Culture Program and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.