A Combination of Plant, Human Being, and Benevolent Ghost,
at Art Berlin Contemporary, Station-Berlin, Berlin, DE

curated by Michał Woliński

With a lot of exaggeration, we could say that the presentation alludes to the Romantic story of a mediaeval young man roaming the world in search of paradise. He finally reaches a magic land, at the centre of which grows a blue flower ? a combination of plant, human being, and benevolent ghost. This symbol denotes desire and love, and a striving for the infinite.
Unlike the protagonist of Novalis?s Heinrich von Ofterdingen, Cezary Poniatowski in his search for inspiration reaches a gardening discount store. In his presentation, wild or idyllic nature turns into a garden of plastics, German Romanticism is only second-hand, and artificial paradises remain invariably artificial.