DISTRICT CULTURAL CENTERWOZOWNIA ART GALLERYcurator: Natalia Cieślak28.06.2019, Torun, Poland/ solo exhibition
The District Cultural Center exhibition by Adrian Kolerski is a full of personal references story about the culture-forming role of small video rental shops – iconic places that have left an indelible mark on the generation of today's thirty-year-olds. Although the artist provides us with a peculiar journey back in time to the 1990s, he is not interested in simply copying the aesthetics of that decade or "calling up ghosts" of places that no longer exist. However, Kolerski argues that video rentals accumulated phenomena that meet the cultural needs of residences of apartment blocks. He even sees them as equivalent to artistic centers. As he emphasizes: "Rentals were a kind of community centers of culture. They were places gathering people who exchanged opinions, discussed and learned about the achievements of pop culture. For me it is a particularly important place, providing not only movies – moving images – but also covers that I watched passionately. "[…]District Cultural Center can be perceived as a slight break in Kolerski's previous work, known primarily as the author of minimalist painting compositions restrictive in formal and structural terms. However, it is an exhibition showing two areas: the sources of the artist's practice and the results of primarily fascinations.