Porazol – Panaceum to All Evil

[…] A different diagnosis of the contemporary social condition is given by the Zapora Group. The artists suggest the existence of a new socio-behavioural disease called “porquemia” (from Spanish porque), whose symptoms include “inconvenient and unanswerable questions spontaneously arising in the patient’s head and the compulsive need to ask them. The afflicted also complain about impulsivity, causing frequent misunderstandings and controversial situations, exhibit opportunism (which often leads to deportation) and a tendency to give early advice.” To treat porquemia, the Zapora Group suggests using Porazol – Panaceum to All Evil (100% cut leek), which was offered to the audience by sales representatives in the hospital pharmacy and laboratory. The action and installation humorously comment on modern addiction to dietary supplements and the search for panacea to contemporary ills, following the neoliberal logic of advertising, competitiveness and attempts to capitalise on social anxieties. […]

Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz: Concealed. In: Art Reviev SURVIVAL 17. Catalogue, Wrocław 2019, p. 60-61.

photo: Małgorzata Kujda

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