Public Displays of Affection
Liliana Piskorska (PL)
installation, 2017

The artist explores tensions between the notions of the public meeting and public space. She focuses on the physicality of limits circumscribing the temporary legality of a public meeting which form a dividing line between the participants and the police who protect the assembly. The synchronized police troops are in permanent, intimate, body-to-body contact, their integrity hinging on the endurance of connections which must be expressed in constant movement, shifts, and action.

Liliana Piskorska (PL), born in 1988, Doctor of Arts, a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland). In her work, she embrace feminist-queer, anarchist-feminist, and post-humanist perspectives. With her largely analytical investment, she delves into the context and distinctive facets of the socio-cultural landscape of Poland. Her major exhibitions include the Ostrale Biennale for Contemporary Art (2017, Dresden, Germany), the November Film Festival (2018, Close-Up Film Centre, London, UK), and The Ratcatcher (Contemporary Museum, Wrocław, Poland, 2018). In 2017 she was a finalist of the Forecast Festival in Berlin (Germany), and in 2019 she was shortlisted for the Spojrzenia Award.

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