The newest exhibition in the Awangarda gallery is a story about the permanent crisis in the world that surrounds us. Wojtek Ulrich’s New Deal is an attempt to take a closer look at the way this reality works, at how we create it and how it remains inaccessible to us. The New York and Mexico-based artist confronts the audience with a strong and literal message, which requires a constant supply of new data and images to be described.
The exhibition’s title refers to the “new deal” term taken from the historical glossary which was used to separate two different epochs. The situation today resembles the times of solstice during the break of the 20s and 30s. The crisis of values, the deviated form of capitalism and the unstable position of the West defines both the cotemporary times and the past. The term “new deal” is strongly rooted in our contemporariness; it refers to the effective mitigation of the crisis and the entering of an epoch of peace which seemingly heralds order. Today we are also trying to enter a new order but with the bitter awareness that to change anything, everything must remain unchanged – says the artist.