'Fuck 89' Exhibition
The exhibition took place in A.D.A., the alternative centre of culture in Warsaw. It displayed the history of Warsaw’s anarchist-ecologist-feminist-punk movement from the years of the transition from socialism to capitalism. The political-economic transition was conceptualised not as a turn or revolution, but continuation of the state oppression, police brutality, patriarchal culture, and chauvinist social order. Presented materials included photos, leaflets, brochures, zines, posters, and other types of graphic and written documentation of the movement from years 1988-1994. The exposition was the main part of the event, but not the only one. The programme of the show included concerts, happenings, discussions, workshops, talks by the movement’s veterans, and film projections. After two intensive days of the recognition and critical interpretation of the failed activities from the very first years of the movement, many exposed items were gathered and destroyed as reminiscences that should belong to the history and thus not impact the contemporary social and political resistance. The exhibition had no ‘curators’ due to the fact that it was assembled collectively by the Warsaw’s anarchist circles, but the informal group of main organizers included Tymoteusz Onyszkiewicz, Arkadiusz ‘Owca’ Zajączkowski, Adam Ryć, Jakub Możaryn, and Bogna Olszewska.
Tymoteusz Onyszkiewicz, Fuck 89 Manifesto, 2014.
A.D.A. website: https://adapulawska.noblogs.org/post/2014/05/24/wystawa-fuck-89/
Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland
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