Vivat New Year!

2016, postcards

A series of postcards documented a performance based on a repetition of well known, historic gestures made by Polish artists (Adam Rzepecki What Buba does to Bod, Buba does to Buba and Zofia Kulik Vivat New Year 1989) in the era of 1970s and 1980s, whose creative attitudes were highly determined by the communistic mentality. Rusicka proofs that the same gestures made 30 years later are unexpectedly of the same importance in the era of a supposed freedom. She draws attention to a constantly returning need of the art political engagement. And yet through repeating precisely the same gestures she reveals art’s incapacity of being a political tool.

Text: Małgorzata Micuła
The City Gallery in Wrocław