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OPENING: in the mood for the city – jacek dominiczak

Curator: Jadwiga Charzyńska

in the mood for the city is an exceptional exhibition for me, as it takes place inside the ŁAŹNIA 2 Centre for Contemporary Art, which I designed many years ago, which I then constructed together with an amazing, dedicated team, and which we opened for art in 2012. I want to return to the dialogical formula of this project. I want to reveal the hidden architectural dialogue that secretly constructed this space at the time. This was a dialogue between new interior design meant to house art and old architecture of a municipal bathhouse.

Today, 12 years later, I am constructing a new architectural meeting inside the white space of ŁAŹNIA 2. This time, its dialogical formula is open rather than hidden, to record our yearning for the city and manifest our longing for a space filled with relations, ambiences and events. In the white room of ŁAŹNIA 2, I am building a DIAFORM – a new dialogical form – which belongs to this place: this city, this building, and this room.

Jacek Dominiczak is a professor of art and architect, member of the Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland (IARP). He runs the Urban Interior Design Workshop at the Faculty of Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, dedicated to studies on advancing the architecture and urban planning of contemporary cities.