Jerzy Wierzbicki Photo Exhibition / Łaźnia 1
Jerzy Wierzbicki’s photographs presented at the 'Oman / Chernobyl. Eroding Presence' exhibition show a vision of the world from which humans were ‘erased’, where nature brings back its order, gradually reclaiming its territory. The artist created both series almost in parallel: the first documents settlements in Oman that were abandoned almost overnight, the second – Chernobyl 30 years after the nuclear disaster.
In Oman, the buildings now stand empty because of economic factors: the rapid growth of the country’s prosperity and increase in standard of living. In Chernobyl, the inhabitants were forced to leave the polluted area. In both cases, we are witnessing a similar process: natural forces slowly annexing areas that were abandoned by humans.
From Saturday, 16th until Saturday, 30th of March 2019
Opening in Saturday, 16th of March at 6 p.m.
(Guided tour in Russian language on the 21st of March at 6 p.m.)
LOCATION ŁAŹNIA 1, Jaskółcza Street 1, Gdansk Dolne Miasto district, south from Gdansk Main Town
GET THERE In front of the the Main Train Station (stop Dworzec Główny) take bus line 111 (4 stops) and get off at stop Wróbla. Alternatively, take tram line 3, 8 or 9 to stop Akademia Muzyczna, walk 10 minutes south through Łąkowa Street and turn right into Śluza Street. Łażnia is on the corner of Śluza Street and Jaskółcza Street.
OPEN Tuesday - Sunday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Thursdays until 8 p.m.), closed on Monday
TICKETS 7/5 PLN, free entry on Wednesday