Exhibition of Polish video works at CCA

A still from Jacek Malinowski's 'Marker' (video, 2009) now on show at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Derry. (70512JC1)
A still from Jacek Malinowski's 'Marker' (video, 2009) now on show at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Derry. (70512JC1)

As part of VI Polish Cultural Week, Derry’s Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) at 5-7 Artillery Street present The Games Poles Play, a selection of video works from the collections of the Podlasie Association for the Encouragement of Fine Arts and Arsenal Gallery in Bialystok.

These works illustrate Polish conditions – a country where the process of political transformation, which started more than 20 years ago, still remains open. A place where political arguments are alive and bitter and the question of identity causes more and more emotional responses.

The oldest work in the exhibition, for example, is Józef Robakowski’s contemporary classic From My Window, shot between 1978 and 1999, while the fictional protagonist of Jacek Malinowski’s video Marker is involved with alter-globalists who try to reclaim ‘man’s right to the world’. It’s fascinating stuff and the exhibition runs until May 19. www.cca-derry-londonderry.org