This piece is a collage of text and photographs — comprising images of places in KwieKulik’s neighborhood, the Warsaw district of Praga: a gateway stinking of urine, whistling ventilation pipes, a noisy restaurant, a vodka shop and the crowded Targowa Street. Eight photographs, eight situations with meticulous descriptions were arranged in circle. The work had been prepared for a lecture by Klaus Groh and Bikhardt Bottinelli ‘Die Kunst der Avantgarde in Osteuropa heute’ (Eastern European Avant-Garde Art Today), in the hall of Hermann-Schafft-Haus in Kassel on 4 February 1977. Additionally, the artists sent a letter to Groh, telling him about the differences they saw between Eastern and Western European art. The letter begins with the statement: ‘Reality is divided. If we begin to contemplate anything (it could be a car or a work of art) and its conditions, then at some point, these considerations should always be “divided” and it should be clearly spoken from which reality this thing comes from, from the East or from the West’. The same text was sent to Robert Rehfeldt in East Germany. In response, he wrote: ‘Dear Zofia and Przemek, many thanks for your article […]. A long time ago (01.02.1977) we received your nice letter […]. Your thoughts about the East/West situation, I liked this text, it is the best in my Archiwum Sztuki Aktualnij. Dziekuje!’ [Robert Rehfeldt, 24 July 1977].
Quoted from: Łukasz Ronduda, Georg Schollhamer (ed.), KwieKulik, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 2013, p. 235