The artists from the Rusz Gallery from Toruń set out on their journey across the Kuyavian-Pomeranian voivodeship for the fourth time. The mobile exhibition tour took place between 3-8 June 2017. Mobile billboards presented 10 unique works that visited a few cities and towns of our region: Bydgoszcz, Włocławek, Toruń, Lipno, Jabłonowo Pomorskie and Świecie. This time the artists invited inhabitants to share their reflections on the question “Who Are We?”, and together with the recipients they were looking for the answer to an important question: “Who Are We, the Inhabitants of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship 2017?”. We’re building our life and our identity moment after moment, here and now. We, the Poles, have a tendency to dive into the past, recall tragic events, and worry about things that already happened. We find it difficult to see positive aspects of the present and of what’s going on around us, Rafał Góralski comments on the project. It’s worth changing this view and concentrating on “here and now” as we’re living today, we’re deciding who we are, what our identity is, and who we will be tomorrow. We often think about what previous generations have left to us, Joanna Górska adds. However, it’s worth thinking about what we will leave to the next generations. What we’re creating now will soon be history, and those who will come after us will assess its value.
The exhibition was accompanied by the workshops and an artistic action titled “What Should We Leave to Future Generations?”, directed mainly to the youngest inhabitants of our region. They were held in Toruń, Lipno, Jabłonowo Pomorskie and Świecie. The participants wrote their one-word answers on a mobile billboard. The answers to the question varied – children’s answers included, among others, clean air, forests, meadows, toys, clothes, current technological advancements, animals, books, pictures, memories, and seeds. Their answers were then presented along with the mobile exhibition. Over 160 people took part in the workshops and artistic actions.
The project was co-financed from the budget of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship.