" In art it is hard to say anything as good as: saying nothing"

Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Crisis” from the ancient greek Krisis, means “choice”, “judgement” and in its turn derives from krino, that means “I judge”.

Notwithstanding today the term “Crisis” has assumed a negative meaning, in its origins it referred to the act of meditation and decision, a positive moment as it led to state of awareness and a will.

The work of Gosia Jagiello metaphorically follows the same path. The failure of creative process and the artist’s crisis caused by a design emptiness due to a conceived but never ended work, it is challenged through an evaluation of more possibilities. In this way, crisis becomes opportunity and change, the chaos that precede the clarity. Furthermore, the state of crisis implies an incapacity of challenge a possible transition, and let the artist suspended in a condition of creative paralysis. To solve such ineptitude, the artist elaborates a mantra which foresees the repetition of these statements:

Meditation for overcoming creative block

Meditation for overcoming curatorial block

Meditation for overcoming perceptual block

The meditation, whose aim is the evaluation of possible choices, is not faced separately but also involve the users of installation and, therefore, the main actors of art system. The visitor and the curator are made sharers of this moment of artistic incapacity, and are asked and exhorted to takepersonal position and reaction on the matter. The sound polyptych requires an opinion and a silent answer with a self-critical and self-mocking attitude.

The work  in cooperation with Shivum Sharma (music, voice), Anna Szczykutowicz (voice), Chris Aiken (voice), consists in a sequence of three sounding installations inside a blue room

è difficile dire qualcosa che sia altrettanto buono del non dire niente/  it is hard to say anything as good as: saying nothing

installazione sonora/ audio installation



in collaboration with shivum sharma (music)


galleria san marco, fondazione bevilacqua la masa/st mark’s gallery, bevilacqua la masa foundation, 2017

photo credit: ana blagojevic

it is hard to say anything as good as saying nothing mix_gosia.mp3