Jacek Fota’s photographs present views from the tram window, such as: mediative images of the fields on the city border, people standing by a kiosk, young men chatting in a muddy parking lot. The ordinariness of these sights is comforting – they are evidence of an ongoing life and of a flowing time. The seasons change, the life cycle closes and reopens. The selection of the photographs presented at the exhibition is determined by the concept of peace and meditation, of taming reality, of focusing on looking at the image, wandering freely through the details of photographs and its colors, and the structure contained in the image.
However, the Window Views exhibition occurs not only in looking at the photos, in which the banality takes on weight and intensity. The place of presentation and the way the photographs are presented are the successive planes on which the narrative of the exhibition unfolds. Suspended between functions, the space is temporarily appropriated by the exhibition and photographs – while at the same time fulfilling the classic requirements of a white cube. Once again, we are on the verge – in the space of a wasteland that makes sense.