In March of 2017, Stanisław Garbarczuk threw a hand-sewn glove to the gates of the Polish Parliament building, thus challenging the representatives of authority to a duel. This prop from a performance links the sections “Poland’s Burning” and “Sava Putin Sava”, dedicated to war. This word, as in the 1980s, is bandied about in nearly every situation – to describe sharp conflicts in society (“the Polish-Polish War”), and real military engagements in the Ukraine, Syria, and other parts of the world, as well as to describe a fear of the future. Apart from pacifist works from the closing years of the Polish People’s Republic by Anna “Mirosava” Bachanek, Ewa Bloom-Kwiatkowska, and Karol Su/Ka, there are also contemporary drawings by Damian Czeladka (including the title piece “Putin Sava Putin”), and pictures by Radosław Perlak and Ryszard Szozda. The inspiration for this last are films showing executions carried out by US Army drones in the Near East, published on Youtube by anonymous netizens in the form of a compilation with a techno soundtrack.

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