LAZNIA 1 2012 - TELLING the BALTIC, Karlskrona, Blekinge Museum

9 June – 16 September 2012

The projects presented in this exhibition are inspired by stories of people whose lives and work are related to the Baltic Sea. The exhibition displays everything from existential and poetic works about impermanence; works that accommodate drama and politics, to works with absurd humor and superstition. The exhibition includes Henric Lund Jörgensen’s film based on the Swedish-Baltic extraditions picturing the refugee independent of time and Iwona Zajac’s works linking shipyard workers in Gdansk with Blekinge embroidery tradition on stretched canvases in the museum’s baroque garden. Irma Stanaitytė and Jurgita Remeikytė have used the story of how people used to catch crows for dinner on the Curonian Spit in their collective works. Łukasz Szałankiewicz interactive sound installation springs from the rock carvings in Blekinge, while Laura Stasiulytes sound installation collects the songs that some of the storytellers most loves, in a rhythmic hum.

 Participating artists

Patrycja Orzechowska [PL], Iwona Zając [PL], Anna Steller [PL], Łukasz

Szałankiewicz [PL], Anna Zaradny [PL], Johan Thurfjell [SE], Astrid Göransson

[SE], Anna Brag [SE], Henrik Lund Jørgensen [DK], Anton Zabrodin

[RU], Irma Stanaityte [LT], Jurgita Remeikyte [LT], Marek Zygmunt [PL],

Paetrick Schmidt [DE], Katrin Roeber [DE], Laura Stasiulyte [LT], Dainius

Dapkevicius [LT], Gintaras Makarevicius [LT], Oleg Blyablyas [RU],

Katerina Cherevko [RU], Dmitry Demidov [RU], Konstantin Traschenkov

[RU], Aleksandr Ljubin [RU], Vassily Kolesnic [RU], Evgeny Umansky [RU],

Aleksey Tchebykin [RU], Danil Akimov [RU], Alexey Trotsak [RU]


Exhibition designer
Marek Zygmunt [PL]

Exhibition tour

9 June – 16 September 2012: Blekinge Museum, Karlskrona, Sweden

5 October – 2 December 2012: Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art,

Gdańsk, Poland

14 December 2012 – 15 January 2013: Baltic Branch of the National Centre

for Contemporary Arts & NGO ArtMission, Kaliningrad, Russia

Spring 2013: Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock, Germany

June–August 2013: On board Stena Line ferries between Karlskrona/Gdynia

Anna Zaradny "Kosmos ryby" ("Fish in the Outer Space")


 Iwona Zając "Cierpliwość" ("Patience")


Katrin Roeber 


Patrycja Orzechowska "Deadline"

Autor fotografii: Michał Andrysiak


Municipal Institution of Culture