The artist plan­ted a bean sprout in an empty bottle of Tranxene—a strong antidepres­sant used, for exam­ple, in treating alcoholism. Over the course of the exhibition, the sprout grows into a full-​sized plant. The work was first shown as part of the exhibition Co z nami teraz będzie? (What Will Become of Us Now?) at Potocka Gal­lery in Kraków (curated by Joanna Zielińska, 2006). The photograph was made at the Arsenal Gal­lery in Białystok when the work was shown as part of the Depres­sion exhibition (curated by Mag­dalena Godlew­ska, 2007).

Oskar Dawicki
Fruit of anxiety, vegetable of calm

c-print, screenprint, cardboard, 50 x 70 cm, ed. of 10 + 3 A.P.