BEYOND TABOO VIII. THE END AND THE BEGINNING - collective exhibition of artists associated with the ArtBrut Gallery & Studio

Event date: 25.11.2021 - 17:00

Participating artists:
Mateusz Blaczek, Joanna Golachowska, Piotr Jeruzel, Agnieszka Kołodziejczyk, Jacek Kröle, Kamil Łyjak, Marta Nawojczyk, Andrzej Niedźwiecki, Bartosz Nysler, Jakub Plączkowski, Piotr Rymko, Wanda Sidorowicz, Daniel Stachowski, Krzysztof Tarnowski, Elwira Zacharska

Exibition Artitistic Mentor: Jacek Zachodny

Opens: Thursday, 25 November 2021, 5:00–7:00 p.m.

The exhibition was open until the end of the year

ArtBrut Gallery
& Studio for Socio-Cultural Inclusions
Wrocław, 46a Ruska Street


Guided tour of the exhibition: HERE


For the last 8 years, the BEYOND TABOO series of exhibitions has presented projects and artistic works by a group of artists associated with the ArtBrut Gallery & Studio. The artists take up sensitive personal topics connected with emotions, dilemmas, feelings, physicality and sensuality. Through difficult and not obvious relations with the outside world, they refer to the history of exclusion and the struggle to break stereotypes and various taboos still present in social life.

- focuses on these two incredibly important segments of reality in which we live, but there are as many artistic concepts as there are artists. Therefore, it is impossible to realistically determine when and what is the beginning or the end, when this appropriate moment and the time preceding it occur. So, we can - merely or may be fully - trust our intuition and have faith in the authors of the works. For some of them, it is Birth and Death, for others it is a utopian land of happy people or an apocalypse related to the annihilation of nature, changing social order, legal disputes, climate, migrations. The word - Uncertainty - may be the key to this exhibition. Social unrest, epidemics, border tensions - in such times it is hard to maintain balance and stability, to fight for the harmony of one's own life.

Some of the works are more personal statements, intimate messages, observations from the nearest vicinity, detached from contemporary global problems. In difficult times for the world, reflecting on the end and the beginning leads to questions about the fragility of life, the sense of our own actions and life choices. Can the end become the beginning for something new? A reflection appears on our own opportunities and the role we can play in a dynamically changing reality.

Jacek Zachodny

Translated by: Paweł Granicki


Please note that during all events at the ArtBrut Gallery & Studio sanitary restrictions and epidemiological guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic apply. Entry to ArtBrut Gallery & Studio is restricted to holders of the EU COVID Certificate (UCC).

The exhibition has been organised within a public task entitled: RUNNING ARTBRUT GALLERY AND STUDIO FOR SOCIO-CULTURAL INCLUSION FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTIAL DISABILITIES AND MENTAL DISORDERS IN THE YEARS 2019–2021 financed by the Municipality of Wroclaw.

Promotional materials

Elwira Zacharska, a photograph from the Moons series, 2021