Where widowed objects meet orphaned ideas
group exhibition, CIAP, Hasselt
with works of Sara Bachour, Anaïs Chabeur, Emile Hermans, Kornel Janczy, Rokko Miyoshi, Ingel Vaikla, and Julita Wójcik
curated by Alicja Melzacka
with support of: Agata Zbylut and Zachęta Contemporary Art Association in Szczecin and the National Museum in Szczecin.
In typography, ‘widows’ and ‘orphans’ are the lines standing alone at the top or bottom of a page, separated from the core paragraph. Here, they function as an analogy for other entities that have been purposely or accidentally detached from their context, and whose meanings become subject to renegotiation. The field of arts is where those proverbial widows and orphans can gather and where new and old interpretations can be generated, challenged, and debated.