The Exodus of People from the Cities - a fragment, 2011



18.11 x 33.46 in

46.0 x 85.0 cm

Edition of 100

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    About The Work

    This image by Zbigniew Libera is based on his 2010 work presented in the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw at the famed exhibition “Early Years” at the Institute of Contemporary Art Kunst-Werke in Berlin. This work presents the artist’s vision of the future, referring to fantasy motifs present both in the high and popular culture. The photo session was organized on a closed highway near Płock in the fall of 2009—the frames referring to a potential disaster movie, the models being Warsaw artists. As with his previous famed works, the series Positives, here too Libera focuses on the analysis of influence of photography on the collective consciousness, In his futuristic vision, Libera refers to the literary motif of the dead metropolis. Residents leave cities—wild, devoid of power, running water and fuel—and set off for a better place to live. In this apocalyptic scenery, one can find a few remnants of the coarse visual landscape of contemporary Polish suburbs, so characteristic of the times of transition from communism to democracy: billboards, roadside stalls, amateur advertising banners.

    Courtesy of The Society of Friends of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

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