Zachęta's publications
Trouble in Paradise (English)
60,00 zł

edited by: Wojciech Mazan
concept by: PROLOG +1 (Mirabela Jurczenko, Bartosz Kowal, Wojciech Mazan, Bartłomiej Poteralski, Rafał Śliwa and Robert Witczak)
editorial coordination: Dorota Karaszewska
graphic design: zespół wespół
translation from Polish: Paulina Bożek
ISBN: 9788364714900


The exhibition “Trouble in Paradise” in the Polish Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2021 is accompanied by the book, which includes essays by Platon Issaias & Hamed Khosravi, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Andrea Alberto Dutto, Katarzyna Kajdanek, Łukasz Moll, a photo essay by Jacenty Dędek, as well as texts by the PROLOG +1 team, a photographic Panorama of the Polish Countryside and visualisations of the projects. The book is available for download in digital form at labiennale.art.pl. 

“Trouble in Paradise is a critical enquiry into the social and spatial elements of the Polish countryside. The curatorial project of the Polish Pavilion aims to challenge the common understanding of the urban–rural division through a multidisciplinary perspective. It thus addresses theoretical gaps in understanding the ongoing internal migration from the cities to rural areas. The curatorial project calls for an integrated reading of the territory where settlements types, forms of labour, modes of living, familial relations, kinship as well as socio-political struggles are shaping How we live together. “
Platon Issaias and Hamed Khosravi