Art Moves @_the_public 13-18 July

A mobile exhibition themed around Polish culture and traditions, featuring Turner Prize nominee Mark Titchner, visits The Public next week from 13-18 July – part of a Midlands wide tour.

‘The Polish Language’ by a Polish art group, Galeria Rusz (Joanna Górska and Rafał Góralski) in co-operation with  Titchner and artist Andrew D. Willett, features a collection of billboard sized art posters on the sides of a lorry.

Since 1999, Galeria Rusz been running their own billboard gallery, where they exhibit their works. It is the world’s longest existing project displaying art non-stop on the same billboard. The artists have received numerous awards and art grants, and have participated in many exhibitions in Poland and abroad.

In the exhibition, the artists aim to bring Polish culture closer to the British by illustrating characteristics of society; myths, beliefs, thinking patterns and ideas. Using the Polish culture as inspiration has led to the creation of fascinating works of art, which attempt to capture the spirit of contemporary socio-cultural changes.

The mobile exhibition will be traveling through the streets of West Bromwich, parking outside The Public from 12 noon until 2pm.

As part of the project Mark Titchner will present his work ‘Defend me from myself’, Andrew Willett – ‘I can’t make you happy’, Joanna Górska – ‘Let’s be the architects of our own misfortune’ and Rafał Góralski – ‘Instead of digging our own grave let’s dig down to the source’.

For more information about the project visit www.artmovesfestival.org.

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