Spaces of (dis)connection:
Migrant essential workers

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Spaces of (dis)connection combines newly commissioned photographic work by Paulina Korobkiewicz, Sylwia Kowalczyk, and Małgorzata Dawidek alongside anonymous testimonies given by Polish essential workers across the UK. The respective works speak to the changing public and private landscapes that resulted from the series of lockdowns implemented by the British and Scottish governments at the beginning of the pandemic. In exploring how spaces have transformed, through depopulation or increased habitation, the artists have produced uniquely insightful and intimate works. Be they spaces of connection or disconnection, these photographs evidence an environment affected by uncertainty and isolation. The exhibition has been co-produced with Centrala, an internationally renowned centre for Central and Eastern European art and artists. 

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