Uri Aran, Zuza Golińska,Koji Kamoji, Bety Krňanská, David Krňanský,
Hanna Krzysztofiak, Przemek Matecki, Zdzisław Nitka, Julia Scher, Aleksandra Ska,
Daniel Stachowski, Juliusz Studnicki, Andrzej Szewczyk, Marcin Wicha + Marian Misiak, Zbiorowy
The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław co-organizer: BWA Wrocław Galleries of Contemporary Art Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Too Stable to Move, 2021
from the “Too Fluid to Handle” series rattan
At first glance, the decorativeness of Bety Krňanská’s art seems very bourgeois, safe in form and pleasant in content. It is only when one uncovers more layers (as is usually the case when deconstructing the bourgeoisie) that the complexity of the problems raised by the artist becomes apparent. The rattan she uses is both a flexible material and one that stabilizes. As such, it becomes a symbol of the duality and bipolarity of the contemporary world.
The production of rattan weaved objects requires patience and skill. Nevertheless, in the contemporary world, the value of such physical labor is disproportionately low compared to the symbolic value of the work that will appear in the media space. This dissonance and differences between the media world and the real world become a source of critical reflection and inspiration for the artist.