BEYOND TABOO X. BODY AND SOUL - collective exhibition of artists associated with ArtBrut Gallery & Studio

Event date: 27.11.2023 - 17:00

Mateusz Blaczek, Michał Czech, Bartosz Dziedzic, Joanna Golachowska, Marcin Guźla, Piotr Jeruzel, Aleksander Kienc, Agnieszka Kołodziejczyk, Paulina Kołodziejska, Jacek Kröle, Kamil Łyjak, Marta Nawojczyk, Andrzej Niedźwiecki, Jakub Plączkowski, Piotr Rymko, Wanda Sidorowicz, Daniel Stachowski, Krzysztof Tarnowski, Elwira Zacharska

Opening: Thursday, 23 November 2023, 5:00 p.m.

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

Exibition Artistic Mentor: Jacek Zachodny
Producer: Marcin Derda



Beyond Taboo is a series of exhibitions held for 10 years by artists associated with the ArtBrut Gallery & Studio in Wroclaw. The artists take up difficult and important topics concerning their areas of dreams, intimate desires, feelings, physicality and sensuality. Using the language of art, the artists lead us through difficult and ambiguous relationships with the outside world, refer to the history of exclusions, the struggle to overcome stereotypes and various taboos still present in society, which directly affect their lives.


In the face of the changes that are taking place at an extraordinary pace in the world, we increasingly have to ask ourselves who we are, what is our role in life, what is our impact on other people, other beings and nature? What can we accept? What are we willing to fight for! In times of changes in customs, consciousness and economics, old truths and ways of dealing with reality are being eroded. We are all undergoing a transition - a transformation. This also applies to human spirituality and our relationship to the body.

Like everyone else, the artists associated with the Wrocław ArtBrut Gallery participate in the global change of values, personally struggle with the limitations of their bodies, and are subject to evolving views on their rights to an equal existence in modern society. They vigilantly observe and sense political situations, threats, social changes, actively fighting for their own place without ignoring others. Being both in a group under special care and in a group of the excluded, they perfectly well understand the gravity of the situation, choosing an open and tolerant world.

The artists themselves create and define the themes of their actions, choosing the language they wish to use to communicate with their audience. The multitude of types of statements, techniques, levels of association and themes makes us realise that the spirit and the body are simply us, with all our experiences, memory, thoughts, emotions, faith and the transience of physicality.

Jacek Zachodny


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 2022 financed by the Municipality of Wroclaw.

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