The Netis an art project consisting of performative actions, interventions and interactions performed by Dariusz Fodczuk, Alicja Nowicz, Wojtek Radtke, Łukasz Surowiec at the Trade Fair Halls in Gdynia in collaboration with Halo Kultura Association.
"The Net” is an art project consisting of performative actions, interventions and interactions at the Trade Fair Halls in Gdynia in collaboration with Halo Kultura Association.
Five artists and visual artists were invited to participate in the project: Monika Szpener, Alicja Nowicz, Dariusz Fodczuk, Łukasz Surowiec and Wojtek Radtke. The starting point for their realization will be Gdynia's Hale Targowe, both as an architectural object, a historical place, and, perhaps most importantly, an extensive and diverse social fabric, because it is people, their lives, businesses, needs and relationships that create this place.
During the next two months (May, June) artists will explore the space of the Hall and meet and interact with its users, and the effects of their work will be seen in July this year during Gdynia Design Days 2021.
Enlargement- Wojtek Radtke
In his project Enlargement Wojtek Radtke celebrates social relationships in Trade Fair Halls.
He has been visiting, shopping, talking with traders for ages. The artist creates the temporary art gallery in one of the pavilions where he shows different variety of artifacts defining Trade Taif Halls in Gdynia.
Wojtek Radtke – multimedia artist. Sculptor, painter, director, performer, photographer, designer, set designer.Organizer of festivals / events / performances. The leader of the convivium Slow Food Pomorze. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Student of the Doctoral School of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.
A huge fishing rod of luck – Alicja Nowicz
Come to the Hall, cast your rod and find out what luck brings you. Cast your rod and see what luck brings you.
Alicja Nowicz's "Big Rod of Happiness" attracts the audience into a game of reading and fulfilling their dreams, which will be materially reflected in products from the hall.
Alicja Nowicz – works in many media (performance, video installations, ceramics, painting, drawing). Creating narrations, balancing between fiction and reality, humor and seriousness are for the artist inseparable elements of her work. She uses paradox and contrast to explore themes such as the relative value of art, appearances, stereotypes, the dominance of Western culture, Eastern European identity, the power of "barbarism," modernization and memory. She studied, among others, at the Edinburgh College of Art and the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam and takes part in exhibitions abroad and in Poland.
Halo Hala – Monika Szpener
Monika Szpener by using oldschool telephone booth tells us the story of people standing behind Trade Fair Halls in Gdynia. The story is multilayer, complicated, surprising and sometimes even tough.
The telephone booth Halo Halacombines different historical periods – the latest ones, those affected by lockdown, economical and constitutional transformation, prosperity of 90’s, early beginning of Trade Fair Halls – 30’s.
Fin-de-siècle – Dariusz Fodczuk
The interactive installation placed in one of pink trade booths by motion, loudness and strong light affects our presence, evoking associations with the live of Trade Fair Halls underlining its unstable future.
Upcoming changes seem to be the end of certain epoque. Trade Fair Halls might be changed by commercial, urban and global order of middle class. The future of the place in its current plebeian esthetics is unknown. The upcoming revitalization of Trade Fair Halls and the idea of gentrification became an inspiration of “fin-de-siècle”installation by Dariusz Fodczuk. The interactive installation placed in one of pink trade booths by motion, loudness and strong light affects our presence, evoking associations with the live of Trade Fair Halls underlining its unstable future.