Distance and Sensibility

09 April - 13 June 2010

Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Lily Markiewicz, Margarita Gluzberg, Marysia Lewandowska and Pavel Büchler

The spread of people around the globe has proved fertile ground for artists both as individuals as well as collectively. Frequently the focus in the West is upon the Asian or African Diaspora, but the largest dispersion of peoples around the world after the Chinese stems from Poland.

Distance and Sensibility presents the work of five artists whose backgrounds are rooted in the enormous migrant shifts that took place in Europe during the 20th century. The show brings together the work of five artists: Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Lily Markiewicz, Margarita Gluzberg, Marysia Lewandowska and Pavel Büchler.The exhibition is not intended to address the position of the migrant from a sentimental or nostalgic point of view, or as an extension of the notion of the other. It acknowledges that there is much more to the production of art than that simply concerning individual identity. This exhibition aims to consider the work of these artists as part of the global phenomenon that is contemporary art, and asks the audience to reflect upon how the sensibility that led to the production of these works was formed.